Protecting Those with Disabilities

Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) work at the state level to provide legal protection and advocacy to individuals with disabilities.

P&As are dedicated to the ongoing fight for the personal and civil rights of individuals with disabilities. They provide legal support to traditionally unserved or underserved populations to help them navigate the legal system to achieve resolution and encourage systems change. P&As also ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to exercise their rights to make choices, contribute to society, and live independently.

The New England Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America works with P&As throughout New England on a variety of legislative and advocacy-related issues. We encourage all NEPVA members to contact their state’s P&A with questions, concerns, or information about legal issues.


Disability Rights Connecticut
846 Wethersfield Ave.
Hartford, CT 06114
800-842-7303 (toll-free in CT)
860-297-4300 (voice)
860-509-4992 (videophone)


Disability Rights Maine
160 Capitol Street, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
800.452.1948 (V/TTY)
207.626.2774 (V/TTY)
207.621.1419 (FAX)


Disability Law Center
11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, MA 02108
617-723-8455 or 800-872-9992

New Hampshire

Disability Rights Center NH
64 North Main Street,
Suite 2, 3rd Floor,
Concord, NH 03301-4913
(603) 228-0432 or 1-800-834-1721

Rhode Island

Disability Rights Rhode Island
Providence, RI 02903
Voice: (401) 831-3150
33 Broad Street, Suite 601


Disability Rights Vermont
141 Main St., Ste.7
Montpelier, VT 05602
Toll-Free: 1-800-834-7890
Tel: (802) 229-1355