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 […]
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.
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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.
The thoughts below were written by Roxi Harvey, an ABC and FLS alum who assumed a leadership role in the Boston SpEd PAC during COVID and recently published an article she co-wrote with Emma Fialka-Feldman. The link to the OpEd is below. What new leadership roles have you stepped into in this pandemic? What has […]
A new Position Paper is hot off the presses here at MFOFC today. Thanks to the last 30 years of building strong family leaders in Massachusetts, we have learned a lot about what it means to help families imagine better. MFOFC recognizes, like many here in Massachusetts and across the nation, that Supported Decision-making is […]
Bill H.123, An Act regarding the use of aversive therapywould prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities. We just received word a hearing has been scheduled on 09/24/2019 from 10:00 AM-01:00 PM at the Statehouse in B-1. If you would like to give […]