Family Leadership Series and Other Training Updates from MassFamilies

A Wonderful Week of MassFamilies Training

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 […]

Have your voice heard

Have your Voice Heard at the Children’s Mental Health Campaign Listening Sessions

Our partners at Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) sit at the table with partners on the Children’s Mental Health Campaign. PPAL is the only family organization at the table to provides the family voice.  The Campaign partners have asked PPAL to bring families to listening sessions (Starting next Monday, February 28th – see schedule and links […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

Family Leaders in Action

Family Leader in Action: Valeryia Pedersen

It is with pride we congratulate Valeryia Pedersen for her new position as Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Family TIES program (Together In Enhancing Supports) at the Federation for Children with Special Needs.  Val graduated in 2018 from the Family Leadership Series in the Southeast region.  “Her positive attitude and supportive nature were evident throughout […]

MIchelle SE Family Leader on ABC news

Coping with Covid-19: MFOFC Family Leader featured on ABC News

A current member of this year’s Southeast Family Leadership Series, Michelle Winchell, has been collaborating and sharing the experience and insight she gained from her background in education to help others navigate remote learning during the Coronavirus pandemic. We were stoked to see her featured in this ABC news story. Moriah is her beautiful daughter. […]

Family Notice for the Autism Waiver Program 2019

Annual open enrollment period of the Autism Waiver Program beginning next month

The 2019 Autism Waiver Open Interest Period will be held from October 17 – 31, 2019. The English, Spanish, Portuguese and Vietnamese versions of the open enrollment application are available here. English (docx) English (PDF) Spanish (docx) Spanish (PDF) Portuguese (docx) Portuguese (PDF) Vietnamese (docx) Vietnamese (PDF) The documents have been translated into multiple languages […]