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. We were moved by The Arc of MA Executive Director Leo Sarkissian’s recap of the event and thought you might want […]
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!
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.
Our response to some of the most serious issues impacting people with disabilities and their families.
Annual Flexible Family Support Plans
Giving families a voice and a seat at the table as policy is set.
A collaborative effort to spell out what comprehensive disability policy can and should look like.
A statewide initiative to raise awareness around what supporting families looks like.
MassFamilies invites you to join us in Sending Love to our Legislators this Valentine’s Day
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 do for families like ours and our loved ones. […]
Notice of Public Hearing – MassHealth – January 20, 2023
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 who require more than two continuous hours of nursing services per day —the […]
Family Leaders in Action SPECIAL EDITION
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 parents of children with disabilities in Massachusetts (and beyond). We […]