Calling all Western region Family Leadership Series Grads! You’re invited to a gathering of MFOFC West FLS alumni on: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 South Hadley Public Library 2 Canal St, South Hadley, MA 01075 The goal of the meeting will be to catch up with how graduates are doing with their leadership/advocacy goals, and to […]
Apply for the Northeast Family Leadership Series
The Northeast Family Leadership Series will kick off December 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 […]
MFOFC Presents… a Webinar Series on Housing
MFOFC is excited to announce a new webinar series focused on housing. The webinar series will kick off next month and feature topics and experts from across the state. Our first webinar, “From Dream to Reality: Plotting the Course for Person-Centered Living,” is on September 19 at 1 p.m. This webinar will feature a conversation […]
Welcome Haran… to a new position at MFOFC!
We are stoked to announce the latest addition to the MFOFC team! You might recognize Haran, because she formerly served as our Central regional coordinator. Haran is stepping into a new position with MFOFC: Director of Development. You can get to know Haran by reading her bio: Before accepting the position as MFOFC’s Director of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Family Leadership in Action: Ana’s New Job
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, […]
MFOFC Now Accepting Applications for Advocacy Bootcamp 2019!
MFOFC is excited to announce that the application period for the 2019 session of Advocacy Bootcamp just opened up! Advocacy Bootcamp is designed to equip you with the advocacy skills you need to empower power your child to a lead rich, meaningful, and exciting life. The series takes place over four sessions September-October 2019 in […]