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

Have your Voice Heard at the Children’s Mental Health Campaign Listening Sessions

Have your voice heard

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 families to listening sessions (Starting next Monday, February 28th – see schedule and links […]

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 […]

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