MA 21

Implementing a 21st Century Disability Policy

Implementing a 21st Century Disability Policy

The Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21)
The mission of the Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) is
to advance full community participation for individuals with disabilities.


If you are interested in learning more about MA21 or hosting a workshop,
please contact: MFOFC ~ 508-824-6946 or Email: mfofc@mfofc.org


MA21 CoverWhat is MA21?

The mission of the Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) is to advance full community participation for individuals with disabilities.

We hope and expect that many advocacy organizations and providers will embrace this document as well, creating consensus on a unified framework through which to view and improve public policy for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Who wrote it?

It was created by The Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) as a collaborative effort with many participants.

MA21 is a partnership of some of the Commonwealth’s leading statewide disability advocacy organizations, including:

  • Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC)
  • Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (M.A.S.S.)
  • Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDCC)
  • The Arc of Massachusetts (The Arc)
  • Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM)
  • Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC)
  • Disability Law Center (DLC)
  • Massachusetts Sibling Support Network
  • Federation for Children with Special Needs

Who is it for?

It is intended for families and individuals, elected officials and other policymakers, and others such as teachers, social service providers and healthcare professionals, to help them conceptualize what a comprehensive disability policy can and should look like.

What is the goal of MA21?

Improving Disability Policy in the state of Massachusetts provides supports and services which creates a real and meaningful life for individuals with disabilities.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

My Individual Support Plan, a Guide for Self Advocates

Family Support and Self-Determination –¬†Connections to a Life in the Community

Next: MA21 Alliance Members


MA21 publication was developed with a grant from the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Federal Award No. 93630