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Take Our Priority Setting Survey Below:

The Disability Law Center (DLC), a private, non-profit organization, is the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency of the Commonwealth.

As a non-profit agency, we do not have the resources necessary to address all of the many issues faced by Massachusetts’ residents with disabilities. We try to make the biggest impact with the limited resources available to us. As the state’s P&A, DLC has unique access authority that no other legal aid organization in Massachusetts has. Because of this, the majority of our resources focus on doing what others cannot: monitoring and investigating allegations of abuse and neglect where people with disabilities live and receive services.

The rest of DLC’s resources are targeted to promote the rights of people with disabilities through systemic advocacy, training, individual representation, and information and referral.

It is not possible for DLC to provide legal services or direct representation to everyone who asks for help. Our federal grants set eligibility criteria for our services and require us to use funds in a careful manner. We determine the focus for our work based on our experience with our clients and on input from the public.

DLC wants to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out our survey and let us which issues you believe DLC’s work should focus on.

Remember that your feedback is important!

It will help shape the direction and focus of DLC’s work in the coming years.

Many times, people with disabilities can advocate for themselves if they have the knowledge and the right tools to do so. DLC provides training for individuals with disabilities in order to promote self-advocacy.
DLC tries to improve the lives of people with disabilities throughout Massachusetts. Sometimes we do this through large lawsuits or by advocating with the state legislature or state agencies in order to change laws to improve the lives of people with disabilities. In order to do this, we need to reduce the number of individual cases we accept. This question asks for your opinion about the balance of this.
Please note that all responses are private and data received by us is not connected to your name or email address. Please check all that apply.
Please note that all responses are private and data received by us is not connected to your name or email address. Please check all that apply.
Please note that all responses are private, and data received by us is not connected to your name or email address. Please only check one.
Please note that all responses are private, and data received by us is not connected to your name or email address. Please check all that apply.
The information provided will be kept strictly confidential, will only be used in the aggregate form, and will not be connected to your name or email address.
Please note that all responses are private, and data received by us is not connected to your name or email address. Please check all that apply.

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