October 05, 2011


United Cerebral Palsy Association of Metroboston, Inc.

Dear Mr. Simmons:

On behalf of UCP of MetroBoston, Inc., Massachusetts and the 500 consumers we support, I would like to express my support for the consideration of multidisciplinary practices by the American Bar Association.

For individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, accessing services is often a difficult and confusing process. If services were located in one location, it would greatly assist our consumers in navigating the myriad of service providers they encounter. This would be especially true when legal services are sought.

Therefore I would hope that more flexibility for board certified attorneys to participate in multidisciplinary practices would be allowed.

Todd Kates, Ph.D.
Executive Director