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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 davidskassel@gmail.com

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DDS commissioner paints overly rosy picture of employment for developmentally disabled



Why the Russian election-hacking scandal of 2016 is at least as bad as, if not worse, than Watergate



Opaque Massachusetts budget process hides state’s real priorities



DDS upholds complete ban on family contact with developmentally disabled woman…Case shows why voters feel abandoned by the political system



Court statements show DDS employees held a bias against family members seeking to visit Chelsea Barr



Warren nails her theses to the Dems’ church door

A powerful discussion. - promoted by Bob_Neer


A gritty new book on a survivor of Belchertown State School



Father and sister banned from all contact with developmentally disabled woman because they cried when they saw her



Guardianship under fire by the same groups that oppose congregate care and support privatization



More than six months later, Andy McDonald still has no legal representation in his guardianship case (with update)