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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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
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...
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...
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 DiggsRepresentative Andres X. VargasNeha Singh...
MassHealth and DDS seeking input on Intensive Supports, Adult Supports, and Community Living Waivers
Do you or a loved one have an Intensive Supports Waiver, Adult Supports Waiver, or Community Living Waiver? The public input process is open for amendments to these waivers. You can find the following information on the mass.gov website by following this link:...
The thoughts below were written by Roxi Harvey, an ABC and FLS alum who assumed a leadership role in the Boston SpEd PAC during COVID and recently published an article she co-wrote with Emma Fialka-Feldman. The link to the OpEd is below. What new leadership roles have...
A new Position Paper is hot off the presses here at MFOFC today. Thanks to the last 30 years of building strong family leaders in Massachusetts, we have learned a lot about what it means to help families imagine better. MFOFC recognizes, like many here in...