Please join us at the MDSC’s 33rd Annual Conference Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm DCU Center, Worcester, MA #CountMeIn Each spring, hundreds of people with Down syndrome, their family members, health care professionals and educators from across New England attend our Annual Conference. Participants gather to hear the latest research findings […]


Tuesday, May 9 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Location:   Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

Help us pack the Grand Staircase once again at our 4th Annual Down Syndrome Advocacy at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday, May 9th.

We need your help to raise awareness with your legislators about our priority bills as well as critical funding needs. Please join us to make a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities in Massachusetts!

Registration will open soon!

Hosted by Special Education Conference and School Fair 2017 SPAN Special Education Conference and School & 7th Annual School Fair Thursday, March 23 | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road, Marlborough, MA  01752 This annual event continues our great tradition of gathering 50-plus special education schools. Former legislature Tom […]

By Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC)

A Full Life Ahead Series is offered in the Metro Boston Region by Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change in partnership with with Riverside Community Care and Advocates.


A Full Life Ahead: Creating Housing Options 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Advocates Main Office, 1881 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

How can I develop a housing option for my adult child, even if they are not prioritized for residential services? Come learn about governmental funding streams, how they can be combined, and how to supplement them with your own resources. The importance of building your child’s skills will also be discussed.

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