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2022 Focus Areas

2022 Focus Areas

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...
2024 Annual Fundraiser

2024 Annual Fundraiser

Join Us in Celebrating 45 Years of Disability Rights Advocacy   DLC is excited to announce its 45th Anniversary. This is an event sure to be remembered. Join us in celebrating. Our event will take place at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.   Thursday,...
2024 Honorees

2024 Honorees

Meet Our Honorees Celebrating 45 Years of Disability Rights Advocacy   DLC is excited to announce its honorees for its 45th Anniversary. Join us in celebrating their remarkable work! Emily LaMarca - Individual Leadership Award   ...
Ask For Help

Ask For Help

Necesita ayuda en español Do you think you need legal help, have a question, or would you like to alert us about a potential abuse or neglect situation?    If so, please fill out the form below. Tell us about the problem or question you ha...
Auction Donation

Auction Donation

Thank you for donating to the auction for DLC's Fundraiser! Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch shortly:  
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

DLC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Calendar

Calendar

DLC Calendar of Events
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 ...
Council Against Institutional & Psychiatric Abuse (CAIPA)

Council Against Institutional & Psychiatric Abuse (CAIPA)

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.
COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Important Notice: We recognize that people with disabilities, especially those living in congregate settings, are more vulnerable to contagion, are at higher risk of harm due to staffing problems, and at higher risk of harm due to mandatory isolation. Please ...
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 the Disability...

Encuesta de área de enfoque

Por favor tome nuestra encuesta de configuración de áreas de enfoque a continuación: DLC quiere saber de usted Tómese un momento para completar nuestra encuesta y díganos en qué temas de trabajo el DLC usted cree debe concentrarse. ¡Recuerde que su...
Feb 14, 2024 - Polling Place Surveys Training Session

Feb 14, 2024 - Polling Place Surveys Training Session

Polling Place Surveys - A Training Session Join us as we host a training session for volunteers interested in learning about how to survey their polling places during the upcoming election.  This training is free and will be held virtually on February ...

Focus Area Survey

Take Our Focus Area Setting Survey Below: 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 t...

Focus Areas

Disability affects all of us. Because DLC does not have  enough resources to address every issue individuals with disabilities face, we work with the community each year to identify major threats to the safety, rights, and independence of people with ...
Funding

Funding

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

General / Media Inquiry

You may fill out the form below if you would like to give us feedback or have a business or media inquiry. Click ‘Send’ when you are done.  DLC staff will contact you as quickly as possible.   If you are requesting assistance, please use our onli...
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  ...
Información en Español para el Consumidor

Información en Español para el Consumidor

Enviar una solicitud en línea 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...

Keep Our Kids in Classrooms

Keep Kids in Classrooms Stop the Use of Exclusionary Time Out Rooms in Schools   Join us for our virtual conference and learn from many top experts on the use of alternatives to exclusionary time out to address behavioral concerns in Massachusetts...
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.

Necesita ayuda en español

¿Cree que necesita ayuda jurídica, tiene alguna pregunta o desea alertarnos sobre una posible situación de abuso o negligencia?  Si es así, rellene el siguiente formulario. Explíquenos el problema o la pregunta que tiene. Detalle todo lo que pueda...
News

News

Read about DLC in the news.
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...
Polling Place Grassroots Survey

Polling Place Grassroots Survey

Polling Place Accessibility Survey  This is the webpage for the polling place accessibility survey, please remember to do one survey per polling place, pictures are only necessary if you encounter an accessibility problem.  
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.
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.
Returning to Day Hab Survey

Returning to Day Hab Survey

The Disability Law Center has been receiving complaints from day habilitation participants and their families who are unable to return to their day hab programs, or return full time, because of staffing shortages. Often, individuals with higher support...

Returning to Day-Hab Survey - part II

We appreciate you taking the time to fill out our recent survey about issues returning to day hab. DLC and other advocates have made some modest progress in our efforts to change state policies concerning bringing back prior day hab participants and...
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.
Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor - $25,000 Premium public recognition at event and on event signage Premium full-page advertisement in the program book Premium reserved table at event Sponsor prominently mentioned in all event-related press materials...
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.
Ticket Sales

Ticket Sales

We are excited you will be joining us for our 45th Anniversary Celebration! The event will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. ASL and CART have been confirmed for the event. Please purchase your tickets using the form below...
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.

Volunteer Sign Up Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the polling place grassroots survey. The form below is designed to help us know where you are planning on surveying so we can avoid any doubling up of polling sites. You can look up your polling site with...
Voting Advocacy

Voting Advocacy

Voting Rights for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts   DLC is committed to the voting rights for people with disabilities in Massachusetts. You can vote if you are a citizen of the United States, 18 years old or older, and not currently...
We Need Your Input!

We Need Your Input!

Priority Setting Meetings in May, June and July.

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