action alert: share your experience with the MassHealth Prior approval or appeal process

The Arc of Massachusetts wants to hear from you!

Our partners at The Arc of Massachusetts is working to collect input from individuals and families regarding the MassHealth Prior Approval or Appeal Process. As part of an internal assessment with HMA, The Arc hopes to gather insight based upon your personal and/or family experience navigating the prior approval or appeal process for eligible MassHealth […]

Advocate Sagrario testifying for legislation

Legislative Corner: One Parent’s Testimony regarding educational bills

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 […]

LEGISLATIVE CORNER

MassFamilies 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 […]

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

HUGE SUCCESS: MassFamilies Our Voice Community Call Kickoff

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 […]

ACTION ALERT public input from masshealth and dds

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: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/home-and-community-based-services-waiver-renewal-and-amendment-applications-public We hope you’ll use your voice to share your experience and […]

Legislative Advocacy Training October 19 2019 Lowell MA

Legislative Advocacy Training in Lowell

MFOFC, in partnership with the Cambiodian Mutual Assistance Association and The Commonwealth Seminar, are excited to announce a one-day workshop for residents in the Lowell area. You won’t want to miss this one-day training that will help you increase your understanding of the Massachusetts state legislative processes and boost your confidence participating in legislative advocacy. […]

Calling all Mass Family Leaders Use your Voice

Calling all Family Leaders! DDS and DMH seeking input on Services and Supports to Meet the Needs of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

We received the important message from our network about the following *urgent* input opportunity from DDS and DMH! Thanks to Cathy Boyle at Autism Housing Pathways for this important information! DDS and DMH are seeking information from YOU “to provide DDS and DMH with information about what services are necessary to best meet the community […]