ADVOCACY

Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change

MFOFC 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.

Learn more about our advocacy work below!

Position Papers

Our response to some of the most serious issues impacting people with disabilities and their families.

Photo: Family Leaders in front of Massachusetts State Capitol building

Annual Flexible Family Support Plans

Landmark Legislation Revolutionizing Family Supports

Giving families a voice and a seat at the table as policy is set.

MA-21

Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy

A collaborative effort to spell out what comprehensive disability policy can and should look like.

Supporting Families

Working together to define what it looks like to be supported

A statewide initiative to raise awareness around what supporting families looks like.

Advocacy News

Legislative Advocacy Training in Lowell

Legislative Advocacy Training October 19 2019 Lowell MA

MFOFC, in partnership with the Cambiodian Mutual Assistance Association and The Commonwealth Seminar, are excited to announce a one-day workshop for residents in the Lowell area. You won’t want to miss this one-day training that will help you increase your understanding of the Massachusetts state legislative processes and boost your confidence participating in legislative advocacy. […]

Calling all Family Leaders! DDS and DMH seeking input on Services and Supports to Meet the Needs of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Calling all Mass Family Leaders Use your Voice

We received the important message from our network about the following *urgent* input opportunity from DDS and DMH! Thanks to Cathy Boyle at Autism Housing Pathways for this important information! DDS and DMH are seeking information from YOU “to provide DDS and DMH with information about what services are necessary to best meet the community […]

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