MASS FAMILIES & ALLIES
Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change is here to support you during this time of uncertainty and social disconnect.
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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.
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
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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!
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 […]
COVID’s Impact on Person-Centered Arrangements: Parent Panel Discussion
How have person-centered living arrangements fared during the COVID-19 crisis? In this concluding webinar in the series, we will check in with three parents who practice person-centered planning for adult children with disabilities. Presenters: Kathy Brill Sandra Heller Dr. Laurel Peltier Learn more and register at https://mfofc.org/housing-webinar-series/june-24-covid-parent-panel-webinar-registration/
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 […]
Coronavirus Resources from our Partners