The July 2014 COFAR Voice  

Our July 2014 issue of The COFAR Voice newsletter is now online, with stories about the fight to preserve sheltered workshops in Massachusetts, the state’s failure to provide state-operated residential care as an option to people in the DDS system, and much more.

The newsletter also includes an inspiring feature article about Tom Doherty, a resident of the Wrentham Developmental Center, who realized his life-long dream this past March to see the Red Sox at spring training in Fort Meyers, Florida. 

You can find the new newsletter here and on our newsletters page.                                                 


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The Disabled Persons Protection Commission upholds abuse and neglect charges in a group-home injury case — but no criminal charges are filed

Fox25 News covers the outcome, as first reported on our blogsite                  

Fox25 News interviews COFAR President Tom Frain and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan about the outcome of the case

Our Mission

COFAR is a statewide, nonprofit organization that advocates for choice in, and access to comprehensive and high-quality care for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Through the efforts of our family members and volunteers, we advocate for adequate funding and staffing for residential and other programs provided by the Department of Developmental Services.  We also provide advocacy information and advice to families and guardians of those with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, wherever they may live.