Rainbow Group Relaunch

The West Region Rainbow Support Group will be meeting virtually Thursday March 21st from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The Rainbow Support Group provides support and information to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or are questioning. For more information please contact: Ris Houde, Read more…

2024 Conference Date

Please join us as we celebrate 20 years of learning and connecting at the Annual West Region Self Advocacy Conference! Saturday June 29th 2024 Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel Questions? Contact: Amber Pettell, Peer Coordinator Phone: (413) 535-6999 Email: apettell@wmtcinfo.org

Voter Registration Drive

Massachusetts West Region Self Advocacy recently participated in Disability Voting Rights Week by hosting a voter registration drive at the Holyoke Mall. Disability Voting Rights Week (DVRW) is a national, nonpartisan initiative to build the power and presence of the disability vote. This initiative is led by the American Association Read more…

Disability Voting Rights Week

Massachusetts West Region Self Advocacy Celebrates Disability Voting Rights Week Holyoke, Ma – Disability Voting Rights Week takes place on September 11-15, 2023. Massachusetts West Region Self Advocacy will host both a Virtual Education Event and In Person Voter Registration Drive to make sure disabled voters in our community are Read more…

Conference Photo Collages

Our 19th Annual West Region Self Advocacy Conference at the MassMutual Center was so inspiring! Collective voices were heard, as advocates from across Massachusetts came together in the name of Human Rights for All. Keynote Speaker and Advocacy Coordinator, Bill Krebs of Keystone Human Services shared his journey on how Read more…

Thank You Conference Sponsors

Platinum Nonotuck Resource Associates Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council The Cleary & The Mitchell Family Gold Almadan Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong Advanced Wheels HUB Multicultural Community Services OnPoint Properties Silver Berkshire County Arc M&T Bank Bronze Behavioral Health Network

Conference Workshops

Workshops Financial Literacy: Budgeting Exploring Freedom of Speech The Right to Safety: Dealing with Bullying Exploring Two Identities: The Right to Self Expression Beyond Tokenism Coming Together for Change: A Discussion of Coalition Building