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I truly hope that you and your family have remained well during these difficult and unprecedented weeks. Everyone is in unfamiliar territory and navigating through continued uncertainty. From our communities’ medical professionals, to our neighborhoods’ ess...
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...
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...
DLC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
DLC Calendar of Events
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
What we do and who we serve.
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 ...
Meet the staff of DLC.
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...
DLC' receives federal, state and private funding DLCC also holds fundraising events and campaigns to supplement its grants and contracts.
We provide legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities in Massachusetts.
To strengthen our advocacy, DLC is asking you to please complete this brief questionnaire and share your experiences.
Documentos diseñados para personas con discapacidades, acerca de sus derechos legales y como defender sus derechos como residente de Massachusetts
Documents designed for people with disabilities about your legal rights and how to advocate for yourself as a resident in Massachusetts.
Monitoring and investigations of abuse & neglect performed under our P&A authority.
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...
Major cases with systemic impact.
Read about DLC in the news.
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.
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.
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.
Locations and maps of our offices. Get driving and walking directions.
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...
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.
We are conducting this survey as part of our annual priority setting process.
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...
We help ensure certain social security beneficiaries are protected from financial exploitation and other abuses.
You can report an issue related to a beneficiary or representative payee by filling out the form below.
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.
DLC is undertaking a project looking at the use of exclusionary time out rooms and “calming spaces” in Massachusetts schools.
Send us a general message with any questions or concerns you may have.
DLC’s work includes investigating abuse and neglect, monitoring where people with disabilities receive services, providing individual representation, and engaging in impact litigation, community trainings and systemic advocacy. Systemic advocacy ...
Everyone Deserves to be Counted. FAQ & Resource Guide.
The cities and towns listed below are part of the United Way’s Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley service area.
Priority Setting Meetings in May, June and July.