Documents designed for people with disabilities about your legal rights and how to advocate for yourself as a resident in Massachusetts.

COVID-19 Related

PDF DocumentCOVID-19 Vaccine Resources
PDF DocumentCOVID-19 Know Your Rights
PDF DocumentKnow Your Rights - Health Care Rationing and Accommodations
PDF DocumentLegal Resources Related to COVID 19
PDF DocumentModel Hospital Visitation Policy


PDF DocumentDLC Brochure (English)
PDF DocumentFolleto en Español
PDF DocumentTờ rơi bằng tiếng Việt
PDF Documentខិតបណ្ណជាភាសាខ្មែរ
PDF DocumentCivil Legal Aid for Persons with Disabilities Who are Victims of Crime
PDF DocumentOur P&A Authority
PDF DocumentTitle II of The ADA
PDF DocumentTitle II and the Courts


PDF DocumentSSDI Overpayments
PDF DocumentSSI and Work
PDF DocumentSSI Overpayments
PDF DocumentWhat is SSI?

Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

PDF DocumentDDS Appeals
PDF DocumentDDS Eligibility
PDF DocumentIndividual Support Planning
PDF DocumentServices and Supports for Adults and the Prioritization Process


PDF DocumentEmployment and Reasonable Accommodation
PDF DocumentRequesting Reasonable Accommodation and Engaging in the Interactive Process
PDF DocumentRight To Fair Wages And Work In The Community
PDF DocumentService Animals in the Workplace
PDF DocumentSheltered Workshops Group Supported Employment Submin Wage

Health Care

PDF DocumentMassHealth Durable Medical Equipment
PDF DocumentMassHealth Durable Medical Equipment Prior Approval Appeals
PDF DocumentMassHealth Prior Authorization and Appeal for Wheelchair Repairs
PDF DocumentNew MassHealth Managed Care Health Plans
PDF DocumentWheelchair Lemon Law
PDF DocumentWheelchair Repairs for MassHealth Consumers


PDF DocumentEmotional Support Animals in Housing
MS Word DocumentEmotional Support Animal in Housing - Sample Letter
PDF DocumentHousing and Reasonable Accommodation
PDF DocumentTerminating a Residential Lease as a Reasonable Accommodation
MS Word DocumentLease Termination as a Reasonable Accommodation - Sample Letter

Rights In Facilities

PDF DocumentAdvocacy Organization Overview Chart
PDF DocumentAdmission to a Psychiatric Hospital
PDF DocumentDMH Complaint Process
PDF DocumentInformed Consent
PDF DocumentRestraint and Seclusion in Facilities
PDF DocumentSix Fundamental Rights
PDF DocumentTraumatic Brain Injury Waivers

Self Determination

PDF DocumentAlternatives to Guardianship and Guardianship
PDF DocumentCommunity Integration

Special Education

PDF DocumentAssistive Technology for Special Education Students
PDF DocumentThe Basics of Special Education Law
PDF DocumentIndependent Educational Evaluations
MS Word DocumentMassachusetts DESE Time Out Advisory
MS Word DocumentLife After Special Education Manual
PDF DocumentResolving Special Education Disputes
PDF DocumentSchool Discipline Laws in Massachusetts
PDF DocumentWhat Is An IEP and How to Sign It
PDF DocumentWhat To Do - IEP Non-Compliance

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