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 […]

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Campamento de Abogacía – Oportunidad Exclusiva!

La Región del Noreste de Familias de Massachusetts Organizadas para el Cambio (Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change) le invita participar en un Campamento de Abogacía ESPECIAL. Esta sesión del campamento de Abogacía tendrá lugar en Malden, Massachusetts, en las fechas siguientes: September 25, 2019 October 2, 2019 October 9, 2019 October 16, 2019 La fecha […]

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Partner Updates July 2019

MFOFC Loves ???… the new CPR Supported Decision-Making Website! We’re going crazy over The Center for Public Representation’s re-designed Supported Decision-Making Website and their new stories, especially the one about Craig, who is Sandra, our board co-chair’s, son.??? Do you know about… REquipment DME Reuse? REquipment DME Reuse would like to serve more MA families with children […]

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Policy News for July 2019

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 […]

Southeast Family Leadership Series Now Taking Applications

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 […]

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Policy News for June 2019

OLMSTEAD: 20 YEARS LATER This month, advocates across the country recognized the 20th Anniversary of the Olmstead Act (June 22, 1999). The Olmstead Act ruled that people with disabilities have the right to supports in the most integrated setting. Learn more about Olmstead here: https://www.ada.gov/olmstead/olmstead_about.htm ADA ANNIVERSARY Next month, we will be celebrating the 29th […]