CPR uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to promote the integration and full community participation of people with disabilities and all others who are devalued in today’s society.
Expanding and protecting the rights of people with disabilities.
Stay current on disability issues, educate yourself about the impact of proposed policy changes, and learn how to take action.
Representing individuals in western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties) who have been denied Social Security disability benefits.
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October 11, 2019
The Center for Public Representation celebrates the nationwide preliminary injunctions issued today by federal courts in New York and Washington state, preventing the Administration from implementing its cruel and discriminatory public charge rule and finding the rule could discriminate against people with disabilities. These decisions are a clear victory for disabled immigrants and their families.
September 19, 2019
The right to bring a claim in a public court of law is essential to maintaining transparency about what occurs in nursing facilities.
September 18, 2019
CPR assisted on two amicus briefs filed on behalf of former members of Congress and by numerous disability rights organizations that discussed the importance of federal enforcement of the ADA.
September 10, 2019
CPR and other disability organizations filed an amicus brief in litigation challenging the new "public charge" rule, which would prevent people with disabilities from entering this country or becoming legal residents, alleging illegal disability discrimination.
August 18, 2019
In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump has called for building new institutions to involuntarily commit people with mental health disabilities and has suggested that mental illness is the primary cause of gun violence. CPR condemns these blatantly untrue and stigmatizing statements.
July 23, 2019
Last week, the House passed the Raise the Wage Act. This federal minimum wage bill makes clear that EVERYONE deserves a fair and living wage; it would eliminate subminimum wages to people with disabilities under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Let’s keep the momentum going! Every Tuesday this summer, ask your members of Congress to support and co-sponsor the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act (TCEA).
July 9, 2019
After months of work and support from our participants and partners, we are excited to announce that CPR's re-designed Supported Decision-Making Website is live. We hope the site will help you learn about SDM, understand how SDM transforms lives, and inspire you to become a participant, supporter, or advocate.