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My name is David Kassel and I am Director of Communications for the Massachusetts Coalition of Families and Advocates (COFAR, Inc.), on whose behalf I often blog and cross-post on this site. I have also taught public budgeting, statistics, and program evaluation as an adjunct instructor at a number of local colleges and universities. I'm the author of "Managing Public Sector Projects," which is available on Amazon. My email is davekassel@charter.net.

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Family and guardian rights bill gathering momentum



DDS still hasn’t applied for available funding for critical background check program



‘Real Lives’ contract with private firm raises questions



Redacted state report appears to clear hospital that failed to treat developmentally disabled man



Federal government reviewing group home data in MA and two other states



The federal government’s cruel pursuit of deinstitutionalization



The HW&M budget has great news for sheltered workshops, not so good news for state care in general



Human service providers’ lawsuit boosts their state funding despite deficit



Following the money on three new DDS-related laws



Guardian rights bill would help families caught in the DDS-probate system