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This is a series given in 4 locations. Click for locations, dates and descriptions

CENTRAL
METRO BOSTON
NORTHEAST
SOUTHEAST
WEST

Dates: Ongoing

Complete Details

MFOFC Family Leadership Series

A series of training workshops intended:

  • to offer information about "best practices" for people with disabilities.
  • to assist families in creating a vision for their family member and a process to achieve the vision by incorporating that information
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This is a series of events. Click for complete dates, locations and descriptions

CENTRAL
METRO BOSTON
NORTHEAST
SOUTHEAST
WEST

Dates: ONGOING

Complete Details

A Full Life Ahead - MFOFC Workshop Series

A Full Life Ahead is a series of monthly workshops for parents and guardians of young adults with a disability. The series focuses on transition, employment, housing, friendships and other topics that will lead to interdependent, full lives in the community for young adults with disabilities.

Workshop Information

Please note: dates and details will vary for each region.

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January 25, 2017

SAVE THE DATE

Details Coming Soon

Startegic Storytelling Workshop

Streamline you story to win the hearts and minds of legislators! MFOFC will hold a workshop on strategic storytelling in Lexington (exact location TBA). In these lean budget times, legislators need to hear from us! This is an opportunity to hone your communication and advocacy strategy to make an impact on the upcoming state budget. Additional details forthcoming.

Questions can be directed to Mandee Spittle, Statewide Coordinator, at mfofc@mfofc.org

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Wednesday
November 16, 2016

11AM - 2PM

MFOFC Annual Meeting

Riverside Community Care
270 Bridge Street, 3rd Floor - Conference Room #2
Dedham MA, 02026

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Saturday
October 29, 2016
9AM - 4:30PM

EVENT DETAILS

Building a Home - a Housing Conference For Families

Andover Country Club
60 Canterbury Street
Andover, MA 01810

Click here to register

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Tuesday
September 13, 2016
9AM - 3:30PM

EVENT FLYER

Beyond the Real Lives Law

The Ferncroft Country Club
Middleton, MA

The best way to predict the future is to create it!

Join our leaders in the department, our allies in the state house, our colleagues in the provider community & the many advocates we support for this unique event. Let’s get together for meaningful conversation, recommendations, and action planning for the future of the Real Lives Movement.

$20 per person, register as soon as possible, limited seating available. Pre-paid registration is required. Online registration only at www.thearcofghn.org or call 978-373-0552 for assistance or more info. Registration closes on September 6th.

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Wednesday
August 17. 2016
5:30 - 7:30 PM

All Things Possible - Connections to a Life in the Community

Trescott Street Gallery
8 Trescott Street
Taunton , MA 02780
Parking is available in the free Municipal Parking lot directly across the street from The Gallery.

Connections to a life in the community for individuals with disabilities happens when we recognize that all people have gifts to offer each other.

This interactive workshop will help attendees learn about the Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) and how Person Centered planning can be a bridge that moves a Vision into action.

Dianne Huggon will present on MA21 as it relates to her own journey as a parent of a young man with multiple disabilities. All attendees will receive a copy of the MA21 booklet and other valuable resources that can assist families with identifying both agency and natural supports and services.

All attendees will receive a copy of the MA21 booklet and other valuable resources that can assist families with identifying both agency and natural supports and services.

RSVP to Dianne Huggon: dimhug79@gmail.com
or Phone: 508-479-3969

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Wednesday
July 21, 2016
9:15 - 10:30 AM

Building Community for Your Family

Beverly Public Library
Barnet Room
32 Essex Street
Beverly, MA

Raising a child or multiple children with disabilities can be really challenging, for so many reasons. But it can be particularly hard going it alone. This workshop will describe the ways that families can partner with medical and therapeutic providers, build relationships with neighbors, sustain friendships between their children and other children both with and without disabilities, and create a strong place in the community for their families. Participants will leave with some tools and strategies for connecting with other families, identifying potential allies and resources, as well as partnering with other stakeholders in the community. This presentation will be hosted by the Arc of Massachusetts to further the work of the Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21).

Presenter: Sophia Johansson - Family Outreach Consultant at the Arc of Massachusetts and the Northeast Regional Coordinator for MFOFC. She is the both a child and parent to an individual with disabilities, and feels passionately about building strong connections within the community so all families can thrive.

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Wednesday
July 20 , 2016
6 – 8 PM

 

EVENT FLYER

All Things Possible - Connections to a Life in the Community

East Bridgewater Public Library
Community Room
32 Union Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Connections to a life in the community for individuals with disabilities happens when we recognize that all people have gifts to offer each other.

This interactive workshop will help attendees learn about the Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) and Person Centered planning.

Dianne Huggon will present on MA21 as it relates to her own journey as a parent of a young man with multiple disabilities.

Jay O’Brien, Co - founder and Executive Director of Exceptional Lives will provide an overview of the organization’s services and resources.

All attendees will receive a copy of the MA21 booklet and other valuable resources that can assist families with identifying both agency and natural supports and services.

RSVP to Dianne Huggon: dimhug79@gmail.com
or Phone: 508-479-3969

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Tuesday
June 28, 2016
6 - 8 PM

 

EVENT FLYER

All Things Possible - Connections to a Life in the Community

Abington Public Library
600 Gliniewicz Way
Abington MA

Connections to a life in the community for individuals with disabilities happens when we recognize that all people have gifts to offer each other.

This interactive workshop will help attendees learn about the Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) and Person Centered planning.

Dianne Huggon will present on MA21 as it relates to her own journey as a parent of a young man with multiple disabilities. All attendees will receive a copy of the MA21 booklet and other valuable resources that can assist families with identifying both agency and natural supports and services

RSVP to Dianne Huggon: dimhug79@gmail.com
or Phone 508-479-3969

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Saturday
June 4, 2016

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

EVENT FLYER
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EVENT FLYER
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Straight Talk from Families on Housing Options... When Your Loved One Has a Disability

Jericho
537 Northhampton Street
Holyoke, MA

Come learn from families who have used both creative and traditional housing options to eventually find the right supports, independence and community for their loved one.

A Panel of Families will share their experiences with :

  • Adult Family Care
  • Shared Living
  • Independent Living
  • Family Support
  • Group Residences

RSVPs not required but will help us provide a light breakfast.

Reply to : marierugani@mcsnet.org
or ingridflory@mcsnet.org
or phone: 413-782-2500 ext 321

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