The Center for Living & Working participates year-round in Advocacy Actions. In recent months, state budget issues are in the forefront. Also on the radar are ADA compliance for specific projects as well as new legislation and policy directions.


ADA 2010 bostonStatewide Independent Living Education Day

AudienceConsumers, staff and advocates from all 11 statewide Independent Living Centers convene at the statehouse for this annual event. After speakers such as the Mass Rehabilitation Commissioner, legislators and other advocates talk to the attendees, everyone spreads out through the statehouse to speak with their individual legislators about the importance of Independent Living.

Where: Great Hall, State House

When: Thursday March 10, 2016

11:00 AM Arrival
11:30 AM Speakers
12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Individual meetings with legislators

2016 Priorities:

Align MA AAB regulations with the ADA SD 1323
Support the Jobs Bill: (SD‐ S.86, HD‐ H.110 )
Expand MRC’s Assistive Technology Programs in FY ‘17 Budget
Increase AHVP funding by 2.5 Million dollars
Protect ILC Line Item 4120‐0200 and increase by half a
million in the FY’17 budget
Statewide Education Day


How can you get involved?

  • Call your local Senators and Representatives and talk about how CLW has positively supported you.  Talk about why there is a need for increased funding (above).
  • Call or e-mail Mike Kennedy at 508-755-1401 or
  • Ask your CLW Skills Trainer to keep you informed of upcoming events.

Thank You for your support