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MASS FAMILIES & ALLIES

These are scary times.

Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change is here to support you during this time of uncertainty and social disconnect.

Enter your info below and we'll add you to our Mass Families & Allies email list with key updates and information to help you get through this.

We will get through this together.

MatchUS is an community-driven educator/related service provider and family response to support our students (and their families!) with disabilities/IEPs/support needs during this time of social distancing.

Housed in organization Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change, we are working with families and educators ANYWHERE (not just MA) to support 1:1 conversations about how best to support our students at home.


“Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.”

– Publilius Syrus


Community Calls

We are hosting weekly calls to get everyone on the same page and make sure everyone has the information they need.

Virtual Coffee Hours

We know how important it is to stay connected through this chaotic time. Join us for virtual coffee hours to spend time with members throughout the week!

Routine Building & Social Engagement

We are working with our partners to provide online learning opportunities and space to connect while we are socially isolated.

Mass Families & Allies Community Calendar

Click on an event below to view more information and the connection information!

Latest Updates & Resources for Surviving Coronavirus

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Northeast Family Leadership Series grad speaks at Governor’s press conference 

Congratulations to Family Leadership Series graduate, Raquel Quezada, who spoke as part of the Governor’s press conference on guidance for re-opening schools on June 25, 2020. Fast forward to 25:30 to hear what Raquel had to say! Way to go Raquel 👏👏👏 We're so proud of you and your advocacy!

DDS issues updated visitation guidance

Updated DDS Visitation Guidance 

Last week, DDS issued new guidance surrounding visiting individuals living in facilities. Based on this data and the feedback DDS received from families regarding their Outdoor Visitation Guidance (issued June 10, 2020), DDS has revised their Visitation Guidance.  These guidelines were developed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to ensure safe visitation. Families choosing […]

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Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Hospital Visits 

Last week the Massachusetts Attorney General's office released guidance on disability rights and reasonable accommodations during the pandemic. The guidance lays out accommodations that may be necessary in workplaces, apartment buildings, hospitals, and stores that remain open to the public. Access the guidance and read the press release by following this link: https://www.mass.gov/news/ag-healey-issues-guidance-on-disability-rights-during-covid-19-pandemic To download […]

Updated Remote Learning Guidance from DESE 

Recently, it was announced that Massachusetts schools would remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. DESE followed up with *updated* remote learning guidance, including a 25-page intensive guide on remote learning, along with prerequisite content standards for both elementary and secondary student success. For Special Education specific information regarding remote learning, school […]

Coronavirus Resources from our Partners