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2021 Priorities

2021 Priorities

In order to use our advocacy resources in the most effective way possible, DLC undergoes an annual priority setting process. An important part of that effort is to seek input from a broad range of people in the disability community. We ask that you...
Bilingual - Intake Specialist

Bilingual - Intake Specialist

We have an immediate opening for an Intake Specialist. The Intake Specialist conducts telephone and in person interviews (Post-COVID restrictions) of people seeking DLC services; assesses calls to ensure that potential cases meet DLC’s priority eligibility c...
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

DLC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Calendar

Calendar

DLC Calendar of Events
Call Us For Help

Call Us For Help

Call for Assistance: 800 872-9992 617 723-8455. We encourage you to call us. Even if we cannot take your case, it is important that DLC (as the Protection and Advocacy agency) is aware of the problems people with disabilities are facing throughout...
Careers at DLC

Careers at DLC

DLC is an exciting and rewarding place to work. At the Law Center you can use your background, experience and skills to promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of...
Centro de Derecho de la Discapacidad  Encuesta de establecimiento de prioridades

Centro de Derecho de la Discapacidad Encuesta de establecimiento de prioridades

Encuesta de establecimiento de prioridades   El Centro de Derecho de la Discapacidad (DLC, por sus saber ) es la agencia de Protección y Defensa (P&A) de mandato federal en Massachusetts. Somos una organización privada sin fines de lucro.  C...
Civil Legal Aid for Persons with Disabilities Who are Victims of Crime

Civil Legal Aid for Persons with Disabilities Who are Victims of Crime

The Disability Law Center may be able to provide legal assistance to Persons with Disabilities who are crime survivors with civil matters related to the person’s disability.
Client Grievance Procedure

Client Grievance Procedure

Who has the right to file a grievance and the steps to file a grievance in writing,, online,, or in a format accessible to you.
Client Satisfaction Survey

Client Satisfaction Survey

If you recently received services from the Disability Law Center, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Your answers will help us evaluate the quality of our services and continue to improve. We appreciated the opportunity to work with...
Client Services

Client Services

What we do and who we serve.
Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

Below are some comments we received from our latest priorities survey and through our website: "Thank you for the excellent advocacy work that you do on behalf of people with all types and levels of disabilities. The support that I received and ...
Disability Rights Advocate

Disability Rights Advocate

DLC has an immediate opening for a full time Disability Rights Advocate. DLC is the federally authorized Protection and Advocacy agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
DLC Staff

DLC Staff

Meet the staff of DLC.
Donate Securities

Donate Securities

Thank you for your interest in support of the Disability Law Center, Inc.. To help you facilitate a gift of securities, please use the following two simple steps: Step 1 - Initiate the Securities Transfer Securities can be gifted to DLC via electronic...
Funding

Funding

DLC' receives federal, state and private funding DLCC also holds fundraising events and campaigns to supplement its grants and contracts.
Home

Home

We provide legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities in Massachusetts.
How to Get Approved to Use the Accessible Vote By Mail (AVBM) Program as an Accommodation

How to Get Approved to Use the Accessible Vote By Mail (AVBM) Program as an Accommodation

To get access to the AVBM program that permits voters with disabilities who cannot effectively access the paper vote by mail system, registered voters with disabilities must submit a request for accommodation to the Accessible Vote by Mail (AVBM) Coordinator  ...
Improving Day Habilitation Services in Massachusetts

Improving Day Habilitation Services in Massachusetts

To strengthen our advocacy, DLC is asking you to please complete this brief questionnaire and share your experiences.
Información en Español para el Consumidor

Información en Español para el Consumidor

Documentos diseñados para personas con discapacidades, acerca de sus derechos legales y como defender sus derechos como residente de Massachusetts
Information for Consumers

Information for Consumers

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

Join Our Mailing List

Stay informed and up to date. Receive periodic news and announcements that affect the disability community. Your personal information will never be shared with anyone for any reason. You have the ability to remove your name from our mailing list at any...
Litigation

Litigation

Major cases with systemic impact.
Monitoring, Investigations, & Reports

Monitoring, Investigations, & Reports

Monitoring and investigations of abuse & neglect performed under our P&A authority.
News

News

Read about DLC in the news.
Online Intake Form

Online Intake Form

Complete this online request for services form and click Submit when you are finished.  A DLC staff member will contact you as quickly as possible.
Our 40th Anniversary Event

Our 40th Anniversary Event

We recently celebrated Disability Law Center’s 40th Anniversary with a fundraiser, award ceremony and film debut. We are thrilled to share that we raised over $50,000 to support DLC’s advocacy and deepen the impact of our work.
Our History

Our History

The Developmental Disability Law Center (DDLC) began operating the Protection and Advocacy for Developmental Disabilities (PADD) program in 1978, shortly after Congress enacted the DD Act, as an AADD contractor.
Our Offices

Our Offices

Locations and maps of our offices. Get driving and walking directions.
Our P&A Authority

Our P&A Authority

The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency for Massachusetts. The P&A system is a national network of disability rights agencies investigating abuse and neglect and providing legal representation...
PAIMI Advisory Council

PAIMI Advisory Council

As required by the federal mandate, an Advisory Council was established to advise the DLC on priorities and issues important to people who are knowledgeable about mental health services in the Commonwealth.
Priorities Survey

Priorities Survey

We are conducting this survey as part of our annual priority setting process.
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We will never sell or give your name to any other organization. We take the security of your information seriously. We have instituted safeguards to ensure that all of your data and materials are safe as long as they are under our control. We may...
Rep.Payee Program

Rep.Payee Program

We help ensure certain social security beneficiaries are protected from financial exploitation and other abuses.
Report a Rep Payee Issue

Report a Rep Payee Issue

You can report an issue related to a beneficiary or representative payee by filling out the form below.
Request a Training

Request a Training

If you have an issue you would like to see DLC staff do a training on in the future for the community, please fill out the form below. We will be sure to let you know if and when we can provide training on that issue.
School Time Out Rooms and Calming Spaces

School Time Out Rooms and Calming Spaces

DLC is undertaking a project looking at the use of exclusionary time out rooms and “calming spaces” in Massachusetts schools.
Send Us a Message

Send Us a Message

Send us a general message with any questions or concerns you may have.
Summer Law Fellows

Summer Law Fellows

We are seeking 2L or 3L law students to work in our Boston office.
Survey:  COVID-19 Information and DDS Community Residence/Group Home

Survey: COVID-19 Information and DDS Community Residence/Group Home

We are looking for your input about experiences in DDS community residences/group homes during COVID-19.  Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey. Your input will inform our monitoring and advocacy work. All responses provided are con...
Survey: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Survey: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Disability Law Center is gathering information about the availability of AAC to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) receiving services through the Massachusetts adult service systems. AAC encompasses various methods...
Systemic Advocacy

Systemic Advocacy

DLC’s work includes systemic advocacy, which entails working to create public policies that positively affect the lives of people with disabilities. For systemic advocacy to be effective, DLC staff must  learn about experiences of people with disabilities in...
The 2020 Census and Disability

The 2020 Census and Disability

Everyone Deserves to be Counted. FAQ & Resource Guide.
Together, We Can Make A Difference!

Together, We Can Make A Difference!

This year, all of us have learned to connect and support our communities in ways we never thought possible.
United Way Service Area

United Way Service Area

The cities and towns listed below are part of the United Way’s Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley service area.
We Need Your Input!

We Need Your Input!

Priority Setting Meetings in May, June and July.

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