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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 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 […]

DE EL SALTO Campamento de Abogacia

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 […]

NEWS FROM MASS FAMILIES - western region

Special Needs Trust Training for Families held in Holyoke

Multicultural Community Services hosted a special needs trust training May 30, 2019, for families at their office in Holyoke and MFOFC’s Western Coordinator, Sue Crosby. Sue reported that approximately 20 families and providers met with attorney Hyman Darling from the Bacon Wilson Law Firm to learn not only about special needs trusts, but also about […]

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 […]