Category: News

November 14, 2022 Sue Rorke

The MetroWest Center for Independent Living (MWCIL) is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization in its mission to enhance the full participation of persons with disabilities in the community.  MWCIL is a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency.  MWCIL provides an array of independent living services that enable people with disabilities to… Read More Executive Director

October 24, 2022 Sue Rorke

Massachusetts’ most stalwart disability rights advocate Paul W. Spooner died unexpectedly on October 8th, after a brief hospital stay. His life partner, Winifred McGraw, was by his side. He was 67 and had been a resident of Taunton for the last 28 years. Paul was born in Hawaii and lived in both Japan and Switzerland,… Read More

Paul Spooner

October 12, 2022 Sue Rorke

Massachusetts’ most stalwart disability rights advocate Paul W. Spooner died unexpectedly on October 8th , after a brief hospital stay. His life partner, Winifred McGraw, was by his side. He was 67 and had been a resident of Taunton for the last 28 years. Paul was born in Hawaii and lived in both Japan and… Read More Obituary – Paul W. Spooner

October 9, 2022 Sue Rorke

October 9, 2022 It is with great sorrow that we are sharing the news of MWCIL’s Executive Director, Paul Spooner, passing away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 8. We have not yet processed this, other than we miss him already. Most people in the disability community have interacted with Paul, and even more have benefited from… Read More Sad News

May 9, 2022 Sue Rorke

Lou and David from MetroWest Center for Independent Living were instrumental in helping Olivia’s family get a ramp for their home! Kudos to MWCIL, the town of Framingham, Martin Garvey and Ashland DPW! “Lou and Dave from Metrowest Center for Independent Living, City of Framingham Access Compliance Inspector Mark Dempsey, Martin Garvey from 360 Motor… Read More MWCIL Coordinates New Ramp

February 7, 2022 Sue Rorke

Download MWCIL’s 2021 Annual Report. PDF – 2021 Annual Report.pdf DOCX – 2021 Annual Report.docx

November 22, 2021 Sue Rorke

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the American Association of People with Disabilites (AAPD) have both issued strong support of the Build Back Better bill passed by the House of Representatives. NCIL Statement on BBB in a word document. Don’t miss the fact sheets at the end of the document! AAPD Statement on… Read More Build Back Better Support

September 30, 2021 Sue Rorke

Massachusetts once had 27 state schools and hospitals for people with disabilities. Their full story has never been told. Thousands need answers before they are lost forever. S.1257 and H.2090 : An Act establishing a special commission on the history of state institutions for people with developmental and mental health disabilities in the Commonwealth. S.2009… Read More Action Needed – Disability Institutions History Bills

September 30, 2021 Sue Rorke

Who is Eligible? Individuals who are immunocompromised due to particular health conditions have been eligible for a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine since August 13. The following individuals are now eligible for a booster dose of Pfizer 6 months after their second shot: are 65 years and older resident of long term care… Read More Covid-19 Booster Shots