How Far We’ve Come – Dan Greany

Dan and his wife

Dan Greany has lived through changes brought by the ADA. He remembers when there was no PCA program in western Massachusetts, and he was unsure how he could survive on his own with only 23 hours/week of Medicare home health care. Mass Rehabilitation Commission added to that while he was in college, but he still did not have enough support, and ended up dropping out, and starting his own business.

The PCA program finally came to western MA in the late 70’s and Dan was able to live more independently. He worked at STAVROS and eventually was promoted to the Director of the PCA program.

Dan has seen it all, and today, he is amazed at the improvements in accessibility and community supports. Most importantly, he sees that people with disabilities now have role models for living and working independently.