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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Establishment media sinking to new depths in trying to take down Bernie Sanders

Gov. Baker’s FY ’17 budget continues race to the bottom in care of the developmentally disabled

Bill that would give guardianship rights to parents of disabled remains stalled

An excellent takedown of the argument that Hillary is more electable than Bernie

Few people moving from sheltered workshops to “integrated” jobs

Most of the mainstream media skipped class last week on privatization and the Pacheco Law

Hey look - actual information on how an important state law works! - promoted by david

Baker administration interpreting Pacheco Law to potentially benefit private company

I’ll be defending the Pacheco Law at a Boston Bar Assn. forum next month

We shouldn’t criminalize intellectual disability

A difficult case at the intersection of human services and criminal justice. - promoted by david

Sheltered workshops being closed in MA despite protective budget language