Resources for People with Disabilities 9/14/2005
National Disability Rights Network
of Homeless Children 9/12/2005
Link to Federation for Children with Special Needs info re: rights of children
left homeless by Hurricane Katrina
Disability Law Center of Massachusetts
The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the Protection and Advocacy agency
for Massachusetts. DLC is a private, non-profit organization responsible for
providing protection and advocacy for the rights of Massachusetts residents
with disabilities. DLC receives federal, state and private funding but is not
part of the state or federal government.
Living Centers in Massachusetts
Independent Living Centers are typically non-residential, private, non-profit,
consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy
by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist
individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their
families and communities.
Massachusetts Office on
Created in 1981 under M.G.L. Chapter 6 Section 185 the primary mission of the
Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) is to ensure the full and equal participation
of all people with disabilities in all aspects of life by working to advance
legal rights, maximum opportunities, supportive services, accommodations and
accessibility in a manner that fosters dignity and self determination. It is
the state advocacy agency that serves people with disabilities of all ages.