to the Members of the Press:
A Full Life Ahead Workshop Series - complete schedule and details
Family Leadership Series - complete schedule and details
SAVE THE DATE - Building a Home Statewide Conference is set for Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross.
WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND - Please attend one of 3 Listening Sessions concerning Chapter 171 Family Supports in Massachusetts in November & December 2013. Various locations. Click here for more information.
June 19, 2013 - Get Off the Roundabout of Caregiving Burnout and Recharge Your Energy Now: The Life You Save May Be Your Own - An evening with Michael Bloom Click for more information.
Diary of a Dream, by John and Susan Nadworny (Chairperson of MFOFC and Northeast Regional Coordinator), is the story of planning and working toward building a full life for their son James, when he turns 22. Diary of a Dream is an informational blog on transition and housing which Johnand Susan hope will provide information and inspiration to use for your own loved one. Subscribe here. Read the first entry.
New Video: Rep. Sannicandro discusses the Real Lives Bill. Click to view.
Gabe's Care Map: Cristin Lind, Mom, Illustrates What It Takes To Raise One Boy With Special Needs (Huffington Post, January 18, 2013) - About Cristin Lind, graduate of the MFOFC Famliy Leadership Series.
NEW - MFOFC Housing Connections - A tool to help families seeking housing options for their loved ones. Click for information.
June 26, 2013 - A Full Life Ahead Workshop Series. Click for information.
May 22, 2013 - A Full Life Ahead Workshop Series. Click for information.
April 12, 2013 - TASH Regional Conference in Rhode Island. Click for information.
March 27 , 2013 - A Full Life Ahead Workshop Series. Click for information.
March 18, 2013 - Department of Developmental Services Statewide Advisory Council Annual State House Celebration. Click here for more information.
March 9, 2013 - Visions of Community 2013- Federation for Children with Special Needs Conference. Complete information here.
February 27, 2013 - A Full Life Ahead Workshop Series. Click for information.
January 30, 2013 - Planning for Life After Special Education in Massachusetts. The first in the A Full Life Ahead workshop series. Click here for complete information and event flyer.
YOU ARE INVITED - Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council Disability-Related Bill Sharing Session - click here for complete information and event flyer.
IMPORTANT SURVEY: The DDS Human Rights Advisory Committee is reaching out to Families and Guardians to learn about their knowledge of and experiences in support of the human rights of persons with disabilities.
PUBLIC HEARING: DDS needs your input at a Pulic Hearing on November 15. CLICK HERE for information.
TIME TO REGISTER: September 29, 2012 - Building a Home Conference 2012 - CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS - Registration Deadline: September 22.
HELP SUPPORT THE REAL LIVES BILL - CLICK for information about this important pending legislation.
Family Support Plans for FY2012 have been posted on this site for MDH, DDS and MRC.
2012 Gunnar Dybwad Leadership Award given posthumously to Louis Nisenbaum, a co-founder of MFOFC. Read more here.
SAVE THE DATE: May 11-12, 2012 - TASH Annual Conference, Worcester, MA. Click here for details.
SAVE THE DATE: March 28, 2012 - Statewide Advisory Council (SAC) of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) 16th Annual State House Celebration. Click here for details.
SAVE THE DATE: March 19, 2012 - Annual Legislative Form hosted by CAB: Meeting the Challenge – Family Supports; Turning-22. Click here for details.
Joint Committee on Ways and Means FY 2013 Budget Hearings to be held February 17 through March 9, 2012. Click here for details.
2012 RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED! - Click here.
MFOFC supports 4 new bills filed in legislation - click here to read descriptions of these important pending bills.
The Utility of Trouble: Maximizing the Value of Our Human Services Dollars (Executive Summary) - Report by The Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
Building a Home Conference Toolkit - Resources and information on Creative Community Living
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