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Cerebral Palsy Of Massachusetts Inc

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Mission: Cerebral palsy of massachusetts exists to provide a continuum of community based services that supports the efforts of children and adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in the least restrictive environment. Through personal involvement, individual decision-making is supported and encouraged to enhance the control of a person over their own lives and foster self-sufficiency. The general areas of service include, but are not limited to, physical, speech, and occupational therapy; educational, day care, nursing, recreational, and social services; parent and sibling groups; skills training, personal care attendant and supportive services. The agency through its programs and services encourages the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities into the mainstream of society including social, recreational, family and work activities.

Programs: Out-patient therapy program provides physical therapy for handicapped individuals, equestrian & swim therapies, and other recreational services.

fiscal intermediary program provides payroll services and customer support services.

supported living program/personal care attendants program provided personal care in the home of handicapped individuals and provides skills training and evaluations/re-evaluations.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I have been working for a client for going on two month and have not been paid for the 200+ hours I put in because she lost her hours 3 days after I started. Two month later still waiting on paperwork and a $3000 check but I refuse to leave her with no help because they can't handle paperwork right. So now I have no money for my son's christmas.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have verified evidence of outright fraud going on at Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts 43 Old Colny Ave Quincy Ma - a known drug addict was paid almost $5000 for alleged work she performed over a 3 month period April to June 2013 when she did absolute zero work - she conspired with the drug addicted parent of the young child to falsify time records and the 2 of them collected the money for drugs. When I called the agency and asked for a supervisor I was essentially blown off - told to write an anonymous letter if I had a complaint. This is a felony I wanted to report.

Client Served

Rating: 1

Rachel expressed my experiences exactly. My complaints to governors office and MassHealth went nowhere. Need to break their monopoly so we who need pca's can get our valuable helpers paid correctly and on time.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Fiscal intermediary program for processing payroll of Personal Care Attendants is disorganized, rude, inefficient and unfair to workers and disabled consumers. Many employees are rude and unhelpful when contacted to resolve issue. Supervisors "not available" when consumers attempt to escalate issues. Epidemic of PCAs not being paid on time, employment paperwork being processed improperly or not at all. This is the only agency many of their clients can use because of contracts with MassHealth. Consumer-clients very unhappy and some are calling for a state investigation. Consumers depend upong PCAs for most basic activities of daily living - bathing, eating, toileting to stay out of nursing home. Poor customer service is discriminatory to consumers and not fair to hard working PCA employees.