Photo: Northeast Family Leadership Series 2021-2022 Participants posing for a shot

Northeast Family Leadership Series Kicks off without a hitch!

Last weekend, the Northeast Family Leadership Series had a highly successful first session! The families spent two full-days building community and learning about initiative, leadership, and advocacy. One of the highlights of the session was a presentation from Austin Carr, from Mass Advocates Standing Strong. A participant stated Austin is, “A true inspiration”.  All participant surveys rated […]

Southeast Family Leadership Series 2021-2022

Southeast Family Leadership Series Kick-Off a Huge Success!

The Southeast Regional Coordinator Karen Claudio of MassFamilies welcomed Family Leadership Series class 29 to the Conference and Resort of Hyannis the first weekend of October. The Family Leadership Series kicked off a six-month long training for parents and caregivers for individuals with disabilities Participants of the Family Leadership Series were lucky enough to hear […]

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 […]

Family Leadership Series Dates Announced

Southeast and Northeast Family Leadership Series Dates Announced

For over 30 years, the Family Leadership Series has helped grow family leaders who create positive change within their families, communities, across the state and beyond every day. GET READY FOR A SIX MONTH, LIFE-CHANGING CRASH COURSE IN: Advocacy & Leadership Creating a Vision Policy-Making Self-Care The Family Leadership Series focuses on supporting families & […]

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 […]

Family Leadership & Self-Advocacy Career and Training Opportunities

We believe that when organizations that serve individuals and families affected by disabilities and/or chronic health care issues offer professional opportunities for family members and individuals with disabilities, they truly embrace the values and practice of family leadership. As employment and training opportunities arise in the field, we will share them with you, because we’re […]

MassFamilies internship opportunity

MassFamilies Seeking Interns

MassFamilies is looking for interns or graduate students who are interested in learning more about supporting individuals with disabilities and chronic conditions and their families to imagine better. Read on for more information. DESCRIPTION:  MassFamilies is seeking interns or graduate students to assist with strategic planning, business plan development, board development, diversity, equity, and inclusion […]

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 […]