Scholarships, free buses, childcare! Come to Visions of Community on Saturday, March 8th in Boston. Click for details.
Healthy People 2020
Read a comprehensive report compiled by the Genetic Alliance and Family Voices, in collaboration with MCHB, to learn more.
Family TIES of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs - just like you, we are caring for our children and aim to light your way. WELCOME - we are so happy to meet you!
The Family TIES Parent-to-Parent Program offers a unique type of support among parents who share similar life experiences. Parents learn a great deal from the practical experiences of other parents. We are a proud Alliance Member of the P2PUSA network.
Caring, compassionate volunteer Support Parents are the core of our Parent-to-Parent Program. All parents are invited to share experiences and wisdoms gained from caring for your child with special needs. Participate in our "Listening & Learning" workshop to get started. Contact your Regional Coordinator.
Becoming A Support Parent is even easier now! In addition to periodic in-person trainings, we offer in-home trainings at the convenience of busy parents. Click to learn more.
Congratulations to our Parent-to-Parent Program and the many volunteer Support Parents whose emotional support made a difference for 49 parents since July 1st. To learn more, call your Regional Coordinator and ask how to get involved - to Request or Offer Support.
What More Can We Offer? How about the 2013 Directory of Resources, community contacts, or our Let's Get Organized workshop? Contact your Regional Coordinator to learn more, or call 800-905-TIES (8437) to learn more.
Support Groups Listings will soon be updated. Do you have a little time to assist us with this annual activity? Contact Mary Castro Summers, Director , to learn more.
Find an opportunity to meet other parents, share experiences, and just unwind. Check out the INFORMATION & RESOURCES section of our website, or contact your Regional Coordinator
Can we help to raise awareness about YOUR support group? Contact Family TIES to be included in our Regional Listings: 1-800-905-TIES (8437).
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health needs to hear from families,as they develop programs to meet your needs. Please consider today becoming a Family TIES advisor!
Health Care Reform is an important topic for all of us these days. Check out the Catalyst Center to explore the Affordable Care Act and how it affects children with special health care needs.
Looking for resources for Transition to Adulthood? Here's a start:
School Days to Pay Days, from the Institute for Community Inclusion, Transitioning Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, from the Autism Consortium, and just published
Planning A Life After Special Education in Massachusetts, from the Disability Law Center.
The PCA Quality Home Care Workforce Council has created a resource tool for families looking for PCAs to help care for their loved ones. Visit their website for the listing and a great Tip Sheet (in English and Spanish) on the process of managing PCA services at home.
Need to know more about Personal Care Attendant (PCA) services from MassHealth? Visit the MassHealth website.
The DPH Community Support Line offers support for families. Call 800-882-1435 to learn more.
Families of children with emotional challenges need resources. Click to visit PAL, the Parent/Professional Advocacy League;
the 2011 Mental Health How-To Guide compiled by the Boston Bar Association and Children's Hospital;
CBHI (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative);
and Parents Helping Parents. You are not alone!