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The West Region Family Leadership Series will kick off soon! We still have space for a few more participants, so we have extended the application deadline to December 15, 2018.

The Series focuses on supporting families to advocate for their family member with disabilities to live in their communities as naturally and typically as desired.  Applications from families with children or adult family members of any age with any disability who are Department of Developmental Services eligible are encouraged.

The Family Leadership Series has a three-fold purpose.

  1. Offer information about “best practices” for people with disabilities.
  2. Assist families in creating a vision for their family member and a process to achieve the vision through leadership and advocacy.
  3. Develop family leaders who will advocate at the local and state level to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

The series will bring together families from across the West Region for three, 2 day-long workshops in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

The dates of the West region Family Leadership Series are:

  • January 18 – 19, 2019,
  • March 1 – 2, 2019, and
  • April 12-13 2019

To learn more about the series and apply, visit https://massfamilies.org/training/family-leadership-series/west-region/