About MassADAPT

MassADAPT started in 2013 as a Massachusetts-based chapter of ADAPT, a national grassroots disability rights group in the United States of America. ADAPT has been engaging in direct action and civil disobedience for disability rights for over 35 years.

A little-known fact is that wheelchair accommodations on public transit buses and subways resulted from persistent direct action and citizen activism by ADAPT members over many years, starting with a direct action in Denver, Colorado on July 5, 1978.

ADAPT members also worked politically by drafting the Americans With Disabilities Act, building public support for it through political action and civil disobedience, guiding it to passage in Congress in 1990.

Any of us could become disabled at any time.
Disability rights are human rights.
They are also your rights.

Our Massachusetts-based ADAPT chapter started when a group of Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) staff and members joined ADAPT's national action in Washington, DC, in April 2013.

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