Parents are the Change Agents – Thank you MFOFC

As parents, we are everything for our kids, a friend of mine says –job description- cook, teacher, driver, cleaner, launder, planner, organizer, care taker, personal assistant, nurse and many more. I am sure you can add some more to that. Last 3 weekends I learnt a new term- we are “change agents” for our kids. I, [Read More]

Finding Your Path, Finding Yourself

Evolution of a Leader Carrie Noseworthy has served  HMEA’s Autism Resource Central, as a member of the Family Advisory Board for six years. Like many parents, she has the passion needed to make a difference. The desire to do that led her to taking an active role in her own community, in the region through [Read More]

Advocacy for Us , For Others Too

By Erica Ploof Erica is a longstanding member of the Family Advisory Board at HMEA’s Autism Resource Central, as well as a fierce and tireless advocate for our community . She testified on July 28th at the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Housing in support of a bill that would help families develop housing for their family [Read More]

Darkness into Light

By Mike Moloney, CEO , HMEA At one time, 7,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lived in Massachusetts institutions. From Burton Blatt’s pictorial “Christmas in Purgatory” describing the conditions in those institutions – “There is a hell on earth, and in America there is a special inferno. Abandon All Hope, you who enter here. [Read More]