The Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) is a statewide, grassroots family organization that advocates for improved access to mental health services for children, youth, and their families. Please join them for a day of connecting, learning, and sharing with families and professionals from across Massachusetts.

MFOFC Massachusetts Families Organizing for change, Real Lives Real Choices

Wednesday, November 16 (7:00-9:00pm)

As part of the A Full Life Ahead series with MFOFC in partnership with Mass Down Syndrome Congress and Riverside Community Care, Jay O’Brien, the Executive Director of Exceptional lives will talk about the alternatives to guardianship for families and caregivers of persons with disabilities.

The series focuses on transition,

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November 9th (6:00pm-7:30pm) – Parents and guardians of persons with disabilities (ages 14-21) are welcome to meet experts in adult special needs services in Foxboro, MA.

Services include: 

The Overall Rehabilitation ProcessInitial Interview And Intake Interviews
College Programs
Diagnostic Evaluations And Assessments
Estate Planning
Residential Services
Social Security Programs And Eligibility Requirements
Work Incentives (I.E….

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<p>On Saturday, October 29 Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) and Riverside Community Care are hosting a full day conference on “<strong>Building a Home: Housing Conference for Families</strong>”. Joe Wykowski, Executive Director of Community Vision, will share his keynote speech “<strong>Re-thinking the Future of Housing, the Changing Landscape of Integrated Housing for People with Disabilities</strong>”.</p><p><a href=”https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-home-a-housing-conference-for-families-tickets-27033462815″

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

The ARC, a national advocacy group for people with disabilities, recently shared a fact sheet from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force. 

The fact sheet explains two new initiatives that are focusing on icreasing accessible, affordable, and integrated housing for people with disabilities. These fact sheets can help advocates keep an eye on what their state is doing to take these two initiatives and make positive changes.