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Video nuevo: Realidad vs. Ficción – Entendiendo las Vacunas Contra el COVID-19

En esta sesión de Nuestra Voz (una llamada de MassFamilies), Todos Nosotros NE (All of Us New England) reunieron con nosotros para discutir las vacunas de COVID-19. ¡Gracias a Todos Nosotros NE por conectar con MassFamilies para educar a nuestras familias! Aprende mas de Todos Nosotros NE en su pagina de web en Ver […]

DDS issues updated visitation guidance

Updated DDS Visitation Guidance

Last week, DDS issued new guidance surrounding visiting individuals living in facilities. Based on this data and the feedback DDS received from families regarding their Outdoor Visitation Guidance (issued June 10, 2020), DDS has revised their Visitation Guidance.  These guidelines were developed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to ensure safe visitation. Families choosing […]

June 24 2020 Webinar Series on Housing

COVID’s Impact on Person-Centered Arrangements: Parent Panel Discussion

How have person-centered living arrangements fared during the COVID-19 crisis? In this concluding webinar in the series, we will check in with three parents who practice person-centered planning for adult children with disabilities. Presenters: Kathy Brill Sandra Heller Dr. Laurel Peltier Learn more and register at

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Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Hospital Visits

Last week the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office released guidance on disability rights and reasonable accommodations during the pandemic. The guidance lays out accommodations that may be necessary in workplaces, apartment buildings, hospitals, and stores that remain open to the public. Access the guidance and read the press release by following this link: To download […]


Updated Remote Learning Guidance from DESE

Recently, it was announced that Massachusetts schools would remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. DESE followed up with *updated* remote learning guidance, including a 25-page intensive guide on remote learning, along with prerequisite content standards for both elementary and secondary student success. For Special Education specific information regarding remote learning, school […]