Events

2017 Calendar

This is a series given in 5 locations.

To find a Family Leadership Series in your region click here

MFOFC Family Leadership Series

A series of training workshops intended:

~to offer information about "best practices" for people with disabilities.
~to assist families in creating a vision for their family member and a process
~to achieve the vision by incorporating that information

Please note: dates and details will vary for each region.
For more details visit the FLS page
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This is a series given in 5 locations. Click for locations, dates and descriptions

CENTRAL
METRO BOSTON
NORTHEAST
SOUTHEAST
WEST

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A Full Life Ahead - MFOFC Workshop Series

A Full Life Ahead is a series of monthly workshops for parents and guardians of young adults with a disability. The series focuses on transition, employment, housing, friendships and other topics that will lead to interdependent, full lives in the community for young adults with disabilities.

Workshop Information

Please note: dates and details will vary for each region.
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November 20, 2017
Annual Meeting
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Open to all members.
The Arc of Massachusetts


217 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
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October 14, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Interdependence: The Route to Community

Taunton Holiday Inn
700 Myles Standish Blvd.
Taunton, MA 02780

Presenter

Al Condeluci, Ph. D.
National Leader and Consultant on Human Services and Community Issues; Author of numerous books on Culture, Community and Social Capital and CEO of CLASS, a major disability agency of Western PA
Check out Al’s website: www.alcondeluci.com

To register: call or email Amy Cornell at 508-999-4436 or amycornell@nemasketgroup.org

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May 11, 2017

10:00AM - 4:00PM

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Partnering with Families Across Cultures: More than Just an Invitation and Translation

Cooperative for Human Services
420 Bedford Street, Suite 100
Lexington, MA

A workshop offered by the Northeast Region of Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change in partnership with TASH - New England.

RSVP to o.sophia.johansson@gmail.com
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April 6, 2017

9:30AM - 3:00PM
Strategic Sharing Workshop

The Arc of Massachusetts
217 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

On April 6, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change in partnership with The Arc of Massachusetts will hold a workshop on strategic sharing. In these lean budget times, legislators need to hear from us! This is an opportunity to hone your communication and advocacy strategy to make an impact on the upcoming state budget.

For questions or more information please contact Mandee Spittle, Statewide Coordinator, at mfofc@mfofc.org.
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Monday
March 27, 2017


10:30AM - 12:00PM

Massachusetts Statehouse
The 39th Annual Legislative Reception

Please join The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council for the 39th Annual Legislative Reception. This is an opportunity for persons with disabilities, family members, advocates, state agency heads and their staff, and legislators to meet and catch up on legislative priorities and other important issues.

Online registration will stay open until March 22, 2017, and there will be walk-in registration at event.

Deadline is March 23 for a printed name tag.

Embracing Our Rights, It Takes All Of Us

For more info click here.
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March 22, 2017

6-8 PM
Evenings of Inspiration

A mini-series of workshops for parents and guardians of young adults with a disability. The series focuses on inspiring parents and guardians on topics that foster confidence in creating possibilities for a full and enviable life on behalf of their loved ones.

Presented by: Tom Sannicandro (Attorney & parent) & Albert R. Dolan Jr. (LUTCF Financial Professional)

Jewish Family & Children's Service
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Space is limited! Please RSVP TO Lauri Medeiros at rjmede@aol.com
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March 21, 2017

10:30-1:00

This event has been rescheduled due to the weather

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Supporting Families of Massachusetts: Advocacy Day at the State House

Educating Legislators on: Essential Services, Turning 22, Adult Autism, Family Support.

There will be an information session at 10:30 in room 222.

Families will be able to access support to guide you in visiting with your legislators anytime between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM To learn more about The Supporting Families Campaign of Massachusetts visit the website.

Your Story Counts!

Supporting Families is a collaboration of The Arc of Massachusetts, Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change, Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts, Autism Speaks, and Massachusetts Developmental Disability Council.

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE
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March 1, 2017

9:30AM - 3:00PM
Supporting Families Strategic Story Telling Workshop

The Cooperative for Human Services
420 Bedford Street, Suite 100
Lexington, MA 02420

Streamline your story to win the hearts and minds of legislators! On March 1st Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change in partnership with The Arc of Massachusetts will hold a workshop on strategic storytelling in Lexington. In these lean budget times, legislators need to hear from us! This is an opportunity to hone your communication and advocacy strategy to make an impact on the upcoming state budget.

Click here to register for the event! Space is limited.

Questions can be directed to Mandee Spittle, Statewide Coordinator, at mfofc@mfofc.org
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