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Last week, MassFamilies was honored to be part of the Flutie Foundation for Autism Holiday Spectacular and it was a wonderful event.

MassFamilies Imagine Better initiative was awarded the Signature Grant again for next year!

The Imagine Better program was launched to address access, equity, and belonging within the Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities with loved ones with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD), and other disability and health challenges.

The program focuses on 3 core areas: 1) family vision and planning, 2) family coaching and mentoring,
3) family leadership development. BIPOC families developed self-advocacy skills using person-centered planning, Charting the LifeCourse tools, and family leadership to create a vision and viable process for their family member to lead a full and productive life across the lifespan within their community.

You can read our 2022 report below to learn more about our initiative, what we accomplished and learned over the past year.

We are also pleased to report that our very own Board Clerk and Super Parents Founder, Priscilla Bessa, received $25,000 for her foundation. Please join us in congratulating Priscilla for her hard work and family leadership 👏👏👏