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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House leadership rejects politically correct view on sheltered workshops

Ways and Means budget language would protect sheltered workshops

Ryan budget shows Republicans do care about the rest of us

Are we a police state yet?

I don't know enough about the Pelletier case to be confident about the right result. But I will say that the judge's ruling seems extreme, and the conjunction of this story with the Auditor's findings about DCF and sex offenders does not exactly inspire confidence. - promoted by david

Questions surround phase-out of sheltered workshops for the developmentally disabled

The ‘Real Lives’ bill gets more real

The governor’s FY ’15 budget for DDS is out of balance

Guardian and Special Master point to each other regarding the release of Sara Duzan’s clinical records

State-funded provider execs paid more than $80m a year

Sara Duzan’s guardian was formerly against the use of restraints on her