Dianne joined The Arc of Massachusetts in 2015 as a Family Outreach Coordinator for the Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) grant project.
Dianne’s strong conviction is that supports and services for individuals with disabilities must open doors of opportunity for them to build a meaningful life in their own community and be surrounded by people they love and are loved by. Her personal mission is to bring hope to other families using her real life experiences as a parent of a child with multiple disabilities.
Dianne’s passion is to help families recognize their loved one’s natural gifts and talents to create a vision for their future, which can be a powerful tool in their advocacy. The vision she and her husband created twenty years ago for their oldest son who has cerebral palsy was a seed planted. Today her son has his own vision.
Dianne was the Statewide Coordinator for Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) for thirteen (13) years and continues to assist the MFOFC Southeast Family Leadership Network with their Family Leadership Series (FLS). A graduate of the 1995-96 FLS, she credits this amazing training for helping her to “imagine better” in her advocacy for person centered supports and services that enabled her son’s vision become reality.
Dianne Huggon resides in Taunton, MA, with her husband and their three talented and beautiful young adult children.