Our partners at Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) sit at the table with partners on the Children’s Mental Health Campaign. PPAL is the only family organization at the table to provides the family voice. The Campaign partners have asked PPAL to bring families to listening sessions (Starting next Monday, February 28th – see schedule and links […]
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!
Each legislative session, MassFamilies puts forth priorities based on proposed legislation that will affect the lives of individuals with disabilities and special healthcare needs, along with their families.
Our response to some of the most serious issues impacting people with disabilities and their families.
Annual Flexible Family Support Plans
Giving families a voice and a seat at the table as policy is set.
A collaborative effort to spell out what comprehensive disability policy can and should look like.
Our partners at The Arc of Massachusetts is working to collect input from individuals and families regarding the MassHealth Prior Approval or Appeal Process. As part of an internal assessment with HMA, The Arc hopes to gather insight based upon your personal and/or family experience navigating the prior approval or appeal process for eligible MassHealth […]
Below is a testimony from one of MassFamilies’ family leaders in legislative action, Sagrario Guerro, regarding two items of legislation being looked at in the Massachusetts Legislature. Mi nombre es Sagrario Guerrero soy parte de la Comisión legislativa de MassFamilies. 1. Estoy aquí hoy para testificar por HB3865, HB56, una ley para garantizar el acceso equitativo a la […]
THIS JUST IN! There is an opportunity for MassFamilies members to participate in two (2) upcoming virtual public hearings regarding a number of our legislative priorities coming up this week that we thought Mass Families and Allies would want to be aware of. The Joint Committee on Education is looking for public testimony on the bills listed below. We are hoping […]