DPC. About Us. By Us.

Redefining the role of government as it affects the lives of people with disabilities.


From the Desk of the Executive Director

Greetings!

There are more big changes happening at the DPC. First, a secret that we have been sitting on for a few months. I am pleased to announce that today, Colin Killick is returning to the DPC as our Deputy Director. Colin will be leading our advocacy efforts beginning immediately. He will also be helping edit this newsletter.

We also have a new job opening. Amy Kalogeropoulos, who has served as our Director of Operations, is leaving the DPC later this month. Amy has been offered an incredible job opportunity in New York City. We will truly miss her. For four years she has been my "right hand" and kept me running on time..

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Upcoming Event: The Disability Policy Consortium Annual Meeting


What We're Fighting For: DPC FY' 19 Legislative Priorities

1. Increase funding for The Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP): line Item 7004- 9030 to $7.7 million.

2. Support S 1379 & H 2964 - An Act Relative to the Architectural Access Board. 

3. Support S 1169 & H 2474 - Expand Access to Dental Care in Massachusetts.


It’s our aim to fight the discrimination that blocks the rights of people with disabilities.


What we offer... 

  • Legislative advocacy training

  • Legislative alert service (email and by phone) 

  • Lobbying leadership

  • Information on important issues affecting you

  • Holding public officials accountable for enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act

We're Also Fighting for... 

  • Accessible polling places.

  • The rights of people with lived experiences of psychiatric diagnoses, trauma, and or addictions.

  • Services and support for adults who develop a disability, such as MS, hearing loss, blindness and more. 

  • Sustainable jobs that lead to real careers and economic independence. 

  • Better community based services, so people with disabilities don't have to live in nursing homes. 

  • Training of personal care assistants to be ready to serve in an emergency. 


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