ADA ANNIVERSARY This month, advocates across the country have been celebrating the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law July 26, 1990. The ADA bans discrimination on the basis of disability in the areas of employment, public accommodation, public services, transportation and telecommunications. In the wake of the […]
In the Family Leadership Series (FLS) series, we teach that there are many ways to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families and ways to influence the funding and delivery systems that provide our vital supports. Ana Colon, FLS grad and current Outreach Coordinator for the Fall River & New Bedford areas, […]
The 28th SE Family Leadership Series will kick off November 2019! The Family Leadership Series focuses on supporting families to advocate for their family member with disabilities to live in their communities as naturally and typically as desired. Families who have completed the series have: pulled seats up to the table to impact policy and decision […]
Each year, Mass Families establishes legislative priorities for the year. These priorities are in response to current legislation that affect individuals with developmental disabilities in Massachusetts and their families. Download the PDF or scroll down to learn more. SUPPORTED DECISION MAKINGH172 An act relative to supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities – Filed […]
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 […]
In the Southeast Region, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change, in partnership with the Building Futures Project and Family Connections Center of the Nemasket Group is sponsoring A Full Life Ahead Series via Facebook LIVE!
The 27th SE Family Leadership Series kicks off this weekend in Mansfield, Massachusetts! MFOFC is excited to have family leaders from across our region join us for this life-changing series! 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. The SE Family […]
We’re so glad you stopped by! We hope that you find our new website more user friendly. By building a new website, we wanted to: make it easier for you to find information about our trainings, create a way for visitors to donate to our organization, and give our online presence a facelift. In the […]