AFLA Northeast Region, Newburyport

MFOFC A Full Life Ahead Series

A Full Life Ahead Series is offered in partnership with the Arc of Greater Haverhill/Newburyport


Newburyport Community Center
331 High Street
Newburyport, MA


6:30 – 8:30 PM

~ Space is limited! ~

Contact O. Sophia Johansson at



EOHHS* 101
*Executive Office of Health and Human Services

February 1, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm

Who is EOHHS and what do they do? This workshop will empower participants and attendees with a basic and comprehensive understanding of this division of the Massachusetts state government, the Governor’s cabinet and his relationship to the Secretary of EOHHS, as well as how money collected through taxes and then divvied up and distributed through the Department of Developmental Services. This presentation will be particularly helpful for families who are concerned about the budget crisis here in Massachusetts and would like to take an active role in increasing the money in the respective DDS budgets.

This workshop will be presented by O. Sophia Johansson, Northeast Regional Coordinator and Chair of the Board of Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change.

O. Sophia Johansson is both a child and parent to an individual with disabilities. She is passionate about helping families to “imagine better” and empower them to support their loved ones in leading exceptional and enviable lives.

Please RSVP to O. Sophia Johansson at


Relationships & Sexuality

March 1, 2017

All too often social skills and sexuality education for individuals with disabilities is not adequately addressed in their education or adult program. This workshop will offer information on approaches and techniques to address relationships and sexuality.

Presented by Tom Miller, Program Director at Kevin O’Grady School.

Tom Miller has provided training and consultation to families and professionals in the areas of social skills and sexuality education for individuals with disabilities since 1980. Tom has worked at Perkins School for the Blind as the Supervisor of the Infant and Toddler and Preschool programs, then later as Director of Educational Partnerships. He currently serve as Program Director of the Kevin O’Grady School in Beverly, which is part of Northshore Education Consortium.

** Please RSVP with any particular topics or questions you’d like addressed. **

Please RSVP to O. Sophia Johansson at


May 3, 2017


A Full Life Ahead series is also being offered in other regions. CLICK HERE for additional locations and dates.