- Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
Boston, MA (November 2022) – Governor Charles D. Baker has appointed Andrew Carr as a citizen member of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council.
Andrew Carr is an advocate who is a cochlear and hearing aid user and has a twin brother with cerebral palsy. Andrew was empowered to advocate for himself, and his brother’s and others’ accessibility needs. He is passionate about helping others with disabilities succeed and to learn how to advocate for their own needs.
Andrew helped start the “Teach Disability History Committee" at Easter Seals Massachusetts and was a member of the "Supported Decision-Making Taskforce” with ]Mass Advocates Standing Strong. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council (MASILC) and the Winthrop Disability Commission.
Andrew is the founder and developer of the TheAdvocactMagazine.com a website, a work in progress to launch a media platform for disability advocacy and innovative policy solutions. He likes to conduct research in his spare time, read books, is a gamer, and spends time with family.
“Andrew has considerable experience and knowledge for a young advocate, which will serve him well as a Council member”, said Daniel Shannon, MDDC Executive Director. “We are excited to have him continue his work on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and families.
Andrew graduated from Westfield State University with a double major in Political Science and History and currently works at Mass Advocates Standing Strong as a SALS Training Team Coordinator.
About the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council – The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) is an independent agency funded by the federal government to work with the state of Massachusetts to better support people with developmental disabilities and their families. MDDC’s mission is to help people with developmental disabilities have opportunities to lead successful lives in their communities; by supporting inclusive education, greater employment opportunities, and the right to make choices about where, with whom, and how they live.
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