ADVOCACY

Imagining Better in Action

MassFamilies has been gathering individuals with disabilities and their family members for over 25 years in the name of improving supports to families and the policies that affect their lives. Learn more about our history and accomplishments.

Learn more about our advocacy work below!

Position Papers

Our response to some of the most serious issues impacting people with disabilities and their families.

Photo: Family Leaders in front of Massachusetts State Capitol building

Annual Flexible Family Support Plans

Landmark Legislation Revolutionizing Family Supports

Giving families a voice and a seat at the table as policy is set.

MA-21

Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy

A collaborative effort to spell out what comprehensive disability policy can and should look like.

Supporting Families

Working together to define what it looks like to be supported

A statewide initiative to raise awareness around what supporting families looks like.

Advocacy News

MassHealth and DDS seeking input on Intensive Supports, Adult Supports, and Community Living Waivers

ACTION ALERT public input from masshealth and dds

Do you or a loved one have an Intensive Supports Waiver, Adult Supports Waiver, or Community Living Waiver? The public input process is open for amendments to these waivers. You can find the following information on the mass.gov website by following this link: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/home-and-community-based-services-waiver-renewal-and-amendment-applications-public We hope you’ll use your voice to share your experience and […]

Looking for Advocacy Bootcamp?

Learn more here

Sign up to get action alerts and the latest news, resources, and events from MassFamilies.