Center for Public Representation

The Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making Training & Technical Assistance Center

“This two-year grant in the amount of $250,000 will support the creation of a MA state-wide training and technical support center for supported decision making, an important alternative to legal guardianship that helps individuals retain their autonomy.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Northampton, MA (supporting Tower MA geographic focus areas)
AMOUNT: $250,000 Over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2019


LDA Builds Parents’ Confidence in Advocacy Skills

2018 marked the end of a three-year grant to the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York (“LDA”) for its Equitable Education Advocacy Program, which helps parents build their capacity to advocate for a child with a learning disability. Parents are often not sure what kinds of accommodations can help their child succeed in school, … Continued