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MAC in 2 minutes or less! Leslie Hughes gave a succinct overview of MAC's mission and services at the outset of her session on "Special Education Law: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder" at today's Federation for Children with Special Needs Visions of Community Conference.
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MAC Statement: School Shooting in Parkland, FL

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MAC Statement: School Shooting in Parkland, FL Below is a statement released by MAC’s Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative at Harvard Law School (TLPI)* in regards to the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School last week. In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida we have b...
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This post is part of an informational series about ABLE accounts, which are available in Massachusetts as a result of the passage of the Autism Omnibus Act, in which MAC played a leading advocacy role. The content in this series is provided by Fidelity Investments via a collaboration between MAC and...
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Susan Cole, MAC Senior Project Director and director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative at Harvard Law School, was featured on WBUR today to discuss the importance of safe and supportive school environments #MACAtWork Trauma Sensitive Schools

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Massachusetts has relatively low rates of gun violence and tougher laws. But the state is trying to tackle what some see as a social contagion of violence by other means: profiling, prevention and psychiatric treatment.
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UPDATE: The Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities reported this bill favorably out of committee on Monday, 2/5. Thank you to sponsors Sen. L'Italien and Rep. O'Day, and to committee Chairs Rep. Khan and Sen. Lovely. http://bit.ly/2AoUxda

MAC supports bill to expand access to evaluations for children with disabilities MAC Senior Project Director Julia Landau testified on a panel organized by MAC in support of S. 58, “An act to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities.” The bill, sponsored by Senator Barb...
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Thank you to Catherine for being a voice for Massachusetts children. Best wishes! http://bit.ly/2E9n4oK

Catherine Mayes, Autism Center Advocate, Retires from MAC MAC sends our best wishes and sincere thanks to Catherine Mayes, Autism Center Advocate, as she retires after serving as MAC’s Autism Center Advocate for over ten years. Catherine first came to MAC as a Helpline caller, seeking assistance r...
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MAC Executive Director Jerry Mogul introduced Representative Jennifer Benson to promote the Special Education Circuit Breaker line item at a budget briefing today held for over 100 legislators, their staff, and advocates and parents at the State House. Thank you Rep. Benson for supporting this critical budget line item for children! Click to learn more: http://bit.ly/2nMuKGC #MACAtWork

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Applications are now open for MAC's 2018 Young Adult Leaders Fellowship! Click to learn more and apply. http://bit.ly/2yJboKP

MAC’s Young Adult Leaders Fellowship offers an opportunity for young adults 18-26 with intellectual disabilities and/or autism to learn the professional skills needed to advocate on behalf of other youth with disabilities. The Young Adult Leaders Fellowship involves a one year part-time advocacy t...
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Mark your calendar! MAC will be co-hosting an anti-bullying workshop with New England ABA on Feb. 26. Come learn about the significant changes in special education practice as a result of the state's anti-bullying prevention law.

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Thank you, Kim, for your contributions to MAC and dedication to justice for vulnerable Boston school children. Best wishes for your new role as City Councilor! http://bit.ly/2DMUKMV

Standing, left to right: Lucia Mudd, John Mudd, Hubie Jones, Kim Janey, Jerry Mogul Seated: Kathy Jones Kim Janey, Senior Project Director of MAC’s Boston School Reform project, elected District 7 City Councilor With deep gratitude for her work on behalf of Boston children, we wish Kim Janey, Seni...
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Students with MAC's Trauma & Learning Policy Initiative at Harvard Law School volunteered for #WalkToTheHill this morning in support of civil legal aid #IWalkForJustice

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This post is part of an informational series about ABLE accounts, which are available in Massachusetts as a result of the passage of the Autism Omnibus Act, in which MAC played a leading advocacy role. The content in this series is provided by Fidelity Investments via a collaboration between MAC and...
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Happy new year from MAC! We are so grateful for our supporters – and appreciate the many ways you support our advocacy. Every contribution matters, whether spreading the word, taking action on a campaign, giving your time, or contributing financial support to our cause. We appreciate you and send you our warmest greetings for the new year. Thank you!

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Your support goes a long way. Whether you can give $10 or $100 or $1,000, we rely on gifts in all sizes to our Annual Appeal to advocate for children who face barriers to opportunity. With your help, we can be a stronger voice for inclusion in Massachusetts. Please #AnswerTheCall www.massadvocates.org/donate http://bit.ly/2B8VOps

Featuring MAC founder Hubie Jones & spotlighting MAC attorneys, parent advocate, and self-advocate Maximo Pimentel
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Thank you to all who have given to our annual appeal! Every gift makes a difference for children in Massachusetts, and we are so grateful. #AnswerTheCall www.massadvocates.org/donate

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Every gift helps MAC eliminate barriers to opportunity for Massachusetts children. Thank you. #AnswerTheCall www.massadvocates.org/donate

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