Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong

""Contact Information

385 Court Street
PO Box 6025
North Plymouth, MA 02362

Toll Free: (866) IAM-ABLE

View the Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong website

Information Specialist: Ed Bielecki

Hours: No information.

Additional Locations: None.

Organization Narrative

Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong is a state-wide, self-advocacy organization founded and operated by individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Our mission is “to empower self-advocates through education so we can make choices that improve and enrich our lives.”

Our three main goals are: Build a strong self-advocacy organization in Massachusetts, develop the resources to support the organization and take action on issues important to self-advocates in Massachusetts.

We have an elected state Board of Directors that meets monthly at Brandeis University, monthly regional meetings across the state, as well as over 80 local self-advocacy groups state-wide.

We advocate on issues with Mass Families Organizing for Change, ArcMass and other organizations. We provide trainings in partnership with others, such as Self Advocacy Leadership training with the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC), and self-advocacy training and support around the state.

Population(s) Served

Cognitive and developmental challenges primarily.


self-advocacy and trainings


No information.


No fees, though we do have paid membership. No cost to self advocates.

Other Information: Ed Bielecki is the state coordinator