Hear what people are saying about Families Creating Together.

I am a foster parent of deaf children, teacher of the deaf, Certified Sign Language Interpreter and Consultant. Families Creating Together provides a great opportunity to explore the arts from all perspectives for my children, family, friends and other deaf children. They always provide quality and qualified sign language interpreters, so that my children have full access. There are not many programs IN THE COMMUNITY that provide opportunities like this for ALL children.

Families Creating Together program is wonderful! We all enjoy the supportive, encouraging, open environment that it provides.
— Darlene G. Ratliff, M.Ed., Certified American Sign Language Interpreter
It is my pleasure to share enthusiastic support for Families Creating Together, an intergenerational expressive arts program based in Jamaica Plain. Family Ties of Massachusetts is a state-wide parent-led, parent-driven program that provides informational and support services to families with children with special needs. Our families tell us that one area seriously lacking in the lives of their children with disabilities is access to supportive, creative outlets. This Boston-area program meets the needs of children with disabilities and their extended families. They are able to attend workshops with non-disabled brothers and sisters, parents and sometimes grandparents – to just have fun, in their eyes. What a concept in a data-driven, frameworks-focused day and age!

Additionally, Families Creating Together draws together members of Boston’s diverse immigrant community. Playing and working together in a pleasant way, people from around the globe living in neighborhoods across the city learn the value of cooperation, build personal understanding and strengthen relationships.
— Mary Castro Summer, Director, Family Ties/Federation for Children with Special Needs
I like the idea that my two girls can create art and have a chance to interact with others and also have a good time. I’m so grateful that this program is offered and we can all together – all three of us – have this experience.
— Rosie (deaf parent, through sign language interpreter)