Center for Public Representation

The Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making Training & Technical Assistance Center

“This two-year grant in the amount of $250,000 will support the creation of a MA state-wide training and technical support center for supported decision making, an important alternative to legal guardianship that helps individuals retain their autonomy.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Northampton, MA (supporting Tower MA geographic focus areas)
AMOUNT: $250,000 Over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2019
WEBSITE: www.centerforpublicrep.org


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued