There has been lots happening here at MassFamilies recently and we wanted to share an update with you! On February 28, 2022, our Northeast Regional Coordinator, Maryann Welch, presented to the Seven Hills community on Charting the Life Course. 105 participants registered for this presentation where Maryann shared the framework’s core belief, principles, and the […]
ANNOUNCING.. the 2022 METRO Family Leadership Series / ANUNCIANDO uma Série de Liderança Familiar da região metropoliatana de 2022
Metro Mass Families is offering a Family Leadership Series in Portuguese.This is for all Metro Families who are DDS eligible and live in the Metro Region. Fill out the application online: https://massfamilies.org/training/family-leadership-series/metro-boston-region/ A Metro Mass Families está oferecendo uma Série de Liderança Familiar em português.Esse é um treinamento para todas as Famílias da região Metropolitana […]
Two Sessions of Working Together remaining!
MassFamilies just hosted its second session of the Working Together series! 65 attendees registered for the Working Together seminar on Anti-Bullying Law. We have two more seminars left! TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO ADULT LIFE: USING THE IEP TO CREATE SUCCESS January 28, 2022, 7-8:30pmThis workshop will focus on youth with disabilities ages 14-22 and the […]
MassFamilies 2020-2021 Annual Report now available
It has been a year of re-opening, re-connecting, and re-thinking how we help families #ImagineBetter. We are pleased to announce that our Annual Report for FY2020-2021 is now available! As always, we are grateful for the support of the families, partners, and allies who make our work possible. Thank you.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 & […]
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 […]