Imagining Better in Action
MassFamilies has been gathering individuals with disabilities and their family members for over 25 years in the name of improving supports to families and the policies that affect their lives. Learn more about our history and accomplishments.
Learn more about our advocacy work below!
View MassFamilies’ legislative priorities, set in response to current legislation that affect individuals with developmental disabilities in Massachusetts and their families.
View our position papers, developed in response to some of the most serious issues impacting people with disabilities and their families.
Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy
A collaborative effort to spell out what comprehensive disability policy can and should look like.
Landmark Legislation Revolutionizing Family Supports
Giving families a voice and a seat at the table as policy is set.
Latest Alerts & Advocacy Updates
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and it's time to spread some love. For Valentine's Day, we are encouraging all families in our network to send a Valentine to their State Representative and Senator. We are deeply appreciative to our legislators for all they...
MassFamilies board members and advocates were honored to be part of the The Arc of Massachusetts 45th Annual Legislative Reception last week on March 7, 2023. View our photo gallery from the event below. MassFamilies board members and advocates with Legislative...
February is right around the corner and it's time to spread some love. This year, for Valentine's Day, we are asking all families in our network to send a Valentine to their State Representative and Senator. We are deeply appreciative to our legislators for all they...
Calling all Massachusetts Family Leaders!! Your voice is needed to support the creation of a paid caregiver role for parents through MassHealth. MassHealth is creating a Complex Care Assistant role as a means to allow parents to get paid for providing care to members...
We interrupt the mundane this week to bring you this special edition of our MassFamilies Family Leaders in Action. You may already recognize her, but we'd like to introduce you to Loida Love Dominguez. Loida is a Family Leadership Series graduate and strong voice for...
Our partners at Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) sit at the table with partners on the Children's Mental Health Campaign. PPAL is the only family organization at the table to provides the family voice. The Campaign partners have asked PPAL to bring...