Full Life Ahead Series

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Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) in partnership with Multicultural Community Services (MCS) Holyoke presents

A Full Life Ahead Series

The A Full Life Ahead Series is a series of workshops taking place throughout the year for parents, family caregivers, and guardians of young adults with a disability.  Workshops focus on topics related to transition, that encourage the pursuit of interdependent, full lives in the community for people with disabilities. 

Some of the topics that have been presented in the past: 

  Employment                       Friendships                 ABLE Accounts                 Social Media Safety  Special Needs Trusts          Housing                    Navigating MassHealth 

 Workshops take place online and in-person and will be posted on the MCS Facebook page 

Padres Unidos en Accion – a Focus on assisting Hispanic families in the area who have family members living with a developmental disability. 

 Charting the LifeCourse              



Developed by the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) Institute for Human Development, the Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) framework and community of learning was created to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. 

“All people have the right to live, love, work, play and pursue their own life aspirations” 


 The CTLC framework and tools can help families organize their ideas, vision, and goals.  They can also help with problem-solving and navigating and advocating for needed supports.   

Past CTLC training offered by MCS for families includes “Creating Your Family Portfolio”, and the CTLC Ambassador Series.   

Workshops for families are planned throughout the year.