ADVOCACY

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.

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Legislative Priorities

Each legislative session, MassFamilies puts forth priorities based on proposed legislation that will affect the lives of individuals with disabilities and special healthcare needs, along with their families.

Position Papers

Our response to some of the most serious issues impacting people with disabilities and their families.

Photo: Family Leaders in front of Massachusetts State Capitol building

Annual Flexible Family Support Plans

Landmark Legislation Revolutionizing Family Supports

Giving families a voice and a seat at the table as policy is set.

MA-21

Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy

A collaborative effort to spell out what comprehensive disability policy can and should look like.

Supporting Families

Working together to define what it looks like to be supported

A statewide initiative to raise awareness around what supporting families looks like.

Advocacy News

Legislative Corner: One Parent’s Testimony regarding educational bills

Advocate Sagrario testifying for legislation

Below is a testimony from one of MassFamilies’ family leaders in legislative action, Sagrario Guerro, regarding two items of legislation being looked at in the Massachusetts Legislature. Mi nombre es Sagrario Guerrero soy parte de la Comisión legislativa de MassFamilies. 1. Estoy aquí hoy para testificar por HB3865, HB56, una ley para garantizar el acceso equitativo a la […]

MassFamilies Legislative Corner

LEGISLATIVE CORNER

THIS JUST IN! There is an opportunity for MassFamilies members to participate in two (2) upcoming virtual public hearings regarding a number of our legislative priorities coming up this week that we thought Mass Families and Allies would want to be aware of. The Joint Committee on Education is looking for public testimony on the bills listed below. We are hoping […]

HUGE SUCCESS: MassFamilies Our Voice Community Call Kickoff

Our Voice - Empowering Families & Allies for a world where everyone belongs.

More than 70 family members, self-advocates, professionals, and policymakers showed up to share with and listen to one another on April 5 for our kick-off OUR VOICE community call. A BIG THANK YOU to Representative Kip Diggs Representative Andres X. Vargas Neha Singh Senior Policy Aide for Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz Danielle Allard Chief of Staff […]

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