What is MA21?
The mission of the Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability
Policy (MA21) is to advance full community participation for individuals
We hope and expect that many advocacy organizations and providers
will embrace this document as well, creating consensus on a unified
framework through which to view and improve public policy for individuals
with disabilities and their families.
Who wrote it?
It was created by The Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) as a collaborative effort with many participants.
is a partnership of some of the Commonwealth's leading statewide
disability advocacy organizations, including:
- Massachusetts Families Organizing
for Change (MFOFC)
- Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (M.A.S.S.)
- Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDCC)
Arc of Massachusetts (The Arc)
- Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM)
Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC)
- Disability Law Center (DLC)
- Massachusetts Sibling Support Network
- Federation for Children with Special Needs
Who is it for?
It is intended for families and individuals, elected
officials and other policymakers, and others such as teachers, social service providers and healthcare professionals, to help them conceptualize what
a comprehensive disability policy can and should look like.
What is the goal of MA21?
Improving Disability Policy in the state of Massachusetts provides supports and services which creates a real and meaningful life for individuals with disabilities.
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