A Full Life Ahead is a series of workshops designed for parents and caregivers as they plan for the future of their loved one with a disability.
Many workshop topics are offered, including friendships, transition, employment, housing and financial planning.
The workshops and resources provided will help lead to interdependent, full lives in the community for people with disabilities.
The series takes place in the five regions of MFOFC. Workshops may be presented in one or more of the MFOFC Regions: Central, Metro Boston, Northeast, Southeast (Taunton), Southeast (Matapoisett), and West. You are welcome to attend any workshop at any of these locations.
Below is a listing of workshop topics for the current series. Click to each region’s page for details on locations, dates and directions.
New workshops and locations are being planned. To receive update notices on this series and other MFOFC events, please join our mailing list.
Adult Family Care & Shared Living: What to Know
The Alphabet Soup of Resources – PCA, AFC, SSI
The Big Picture: Creating Housing Options & Financing the Vision
Creating a Home for Your Loved One–Combining Personal Resources & Government Benefits
Creating Housing Options
Employment – Let’s Get to Work
Employment – Where the Jobs Are
Employment in the Community – Where the Jobs Are by David Hoff
Ensuring Excellence in Community Based Supports by David Hoff, Cori Di Biase, and Genni Sasnet [acrobat]
Volunteering, Internships and Unpaid Word Experiences: Legal and Practical Guidelines Prepared by David Hoff
Going to College – Why Not?
The Housing Choice Voucher Program
Leaving the School System
Massachusetts Autism Omnibus Law
Person Centered Planning – Imagine Better
The Key To Creating an Enviable and Sustainable Life
Planning for Life After Special Education in Massachusetts
Planning for the Good Things of Life
Planning for Two Generations
Real Lives, Real Choices
Real Lives, Real Choices Powerpoint Presentation
The Road Forward: DDS and Chapter 688 Transitional Services for Massachusetts Families
Section 8 & Other Affordable Housing Options
Special Needs Trusts & Legal Concerns
A Team to Carry On
Turning 22: Adult Services. What should I be thinking about? What are the options? Voice and Choice for Individuals with Disabilities
What Families Need to Know About Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship and Other Legal Concerns
What is Individual and Family Support? Who is eligible and how do I get it?
What Makes a House a Home?
What Your Child Needs – All About Assessments and Evaluations
Widening the Circle, Expanding Opportunities for Friendships between People with and Without Disabilities
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