Apr. 6, 2022 (North Adams, MA) – BFAIR (Berkshire Family & Individual Resources) announces a successful review and continued licensing by the Office of Quality Enhancement (OQE) of the Commonwealth’s Department of Developmental Services (DDS).  BFAIR earned positive licensing outcomes with the eight critical indicators reviewed met the standards set forth by the Department.  These positive outcomes resulted in a two-year licensing and certification for BFAIR’s residential, individual home support, and day and employment services.

“BFAIR’s outcomes on reviews and assessments like these are indicative of the work that we do”, Ethel Altiery, Executive Director.  She continued, “Receiving positive survey outcomes and consistent State licensing results speaks to our commitment to consistency in quality services.”

Rich Weisenflue, CEO, agreed, “I am very pleased with findings of the Department of Developmental Services Office of Quality Enhancement Team’s recent survey of BFAIR’s programs and services.  I consider OQE’s survey a very important measure of the quality of BFAIR services and therefore a two-year license is an outstanding outcome.  Every BFAIR member of our team should be extremely proud as the high quality of our services is directly attributable to the hard work of each one of our employees.”


Since 1994, BFAIR providing AFC, Residential, In-Home Clinical services, Employment and Day services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and autism. BFAIR is a proud member agency of the Northern Berkshire United Way and the Williamstown Community Chest.  www.bfair.org