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