Special Needs Financial Planning Workshop

Join our workshop with Caleb W. Harty of New York Life and learn about special needs financial and estate planning. Caleb describes this workshop as being holistic in scope with topics to include: Government benefits and eligibility (SSI, Mass Health), special needs trusts, financial planning for funding, new laws and regulations, and more.
Workshop will be held on Monday evening 11/21 from 6:30pm-7:45pm. Please RSVP to Kelley Daron and reserve your seat.

[email protected]


Guardianship Workshop in Waltham next week!

Join our workshop with Attorney Denise Curley who will provide caregivers an overview of the different types of guardianships and conservatorships available to incapacitated adults; the process involved in placing an individual under guardianship and/ or conservatorship; and options that may be available to bypass the need for the appointment of a guardian and/or conservator. Please RSVP.

Workshop will be held on 9/19 from 6:45pm-8:00pm.

431 River Street in Waltham!

RSVP [email protected] or call 781-966-5644

Statewide PPAL meeting in Framingham

September Statewide Meeting


September 13, 2016 

10:00am – 2:00pm  
Meetings are limited to:

Family Members, Family Partners, Family Support Specialists, and others in Family Support Roles.



Statewide Meeting Presenter:

Please join us in welcoming leaders from the African American, Native American, Muslim, Hispanic and Deaf Community Organizations

  • Dr. Omar Reid, Black Mental Health Alliance
  • Terrie Drew, North American Indian Center of Boston
  • Madeeha Channah, Greater Boston Muslim Health Initiative
  • Zenaida Ramos, Home for Little Wanderers
  • Kelley Kirschke, Walden Community Services


Come and hear about these leaders’ perspectives on culture and mental health.








Plymouth Church

Conference Room

87 Edgell Road

Framingham, MA 01701





10 am – 12 pm: Speaker Presentation

12 pm- 2 pm: Lunch, Networking, & Business Meeting


Statewide Meetings are FREE!

You must pre-register by September 8th to be guaranteed a seat and lunch. Please let us no if you will NOT be staying for lunch.


Statewide Meetings are ONLY for people with lived experience:

-Family Members

-Family Partners

-Family Support Specialists


-Others in Family Support Roles


If you are new to our family support network you will be contacted by a PPAL staff member to confirm that you have lived experience with raising a child with mental health needs or as a peer mentor/specialist.




Our Mission
The Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) is a statewide family organization dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of children, youth and families through education, advocacy and partnership.