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Creem Named State Senator of the Year

Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers says Creem has "a long history of making sure that individuals with intellectual disabilities are well-represented in the Senate."

Gary Blumenthal, ADDP president & CEO, state Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem, D-Newton, and, Bruce Bird, ADDP Board Chairman & President and CEO of Vinfen. Courtesy
Gary Blumenthal, ADDP president & CEO, state Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem, D-Newton, and, Bruce Bird, ADDP Board Chairman & President and CEO of Vinfen. Courtesy

During its annual legislative luncheon held at the Great Hall in the State House on Jan. 29, the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP) presented state Senator Cynthia Stone Creem, D-Newton, with the "Senator of the Year" award.

Creem was selected to receive this honor because of her consistent role in protecting and advancing the interests of individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries.  Most recently, Creem sponsored a budget amendment to help obtain more funding for autism services in the Senate Budget. She has been a long time supporter, and she deserves to be recognized for her commitment.

Mr. Scott M. Bock, President/CEO of Riverside Community Care, and a constituent and member of ADDP, stated: "Senator Creem has a long history of making sure that individuals with intellectual disabilities are well-represented in the Senate. We are very happy to have her on our side.”

Representing 130 members, the ADDP is a diverse group of community-based providers of services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. The membership holds more than 95 percent of the Department of Developmental Service's community residential, day and family support contracts. ADDP has and continues to aggressively work to resolve the serious workforce issues that pertain to providers that support individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries. 

Submitted by Krina Patel of The Suffolk Group

Joe Rizoli February 01, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Of course most developable disabilities seem to run in our legislatures on both the Democrats and the Republiccans for some of their nonsense stands, one, giving licenses to illegal aliens.

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