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Who is MA21?

The Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) was formed in 2007 to protect the right of people with disabilities to self-direct, and through its efforts helped pass the Real Lives Law in 2014.

MA21 is a partnership of self-advocates, family members, other stakeholders and disability advocacy organizations.

Massachusetts needs to make the self-directed service model work for everyone who chooses it.

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