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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 […]

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FY 2020 Budget Ask

Each year, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) prepares an overview of our asks regarding the annual state budget. Download the PDF or click on the image to view MFOFC’s budget requests, or simply read on to see what funding priorities MFOFC supports this year. MFOFC is a proud member of the Supporting Families Campaign […]

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Now available: MFOFC 2019 Legislative Bill Priorities

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 […]

Application deadline extended for the MFOFC West Family Leadership Series kicking off in January!

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 […]