With her edgy attitude and shock of purple hair, Susan just might be your typical 19 year old except Susan has autism. By law, she is entitled to a public education up to the age of 22, but her school district was pressuring her parents to end Susan's education prematurely. That's when Special Education Attorney Leah Porter stepped in. Attorney Porter was able to negotiate a settlement with the school district where the district agreed to fund a transitional program for her. Susan enrolled in a program, which focuses on transition-age youth, helping them prepare for employment, higher education, independent living, and self-sufficiency. Thanks to Attorney Porter and the generosity of our supporters, Susan has been thriving!

For more than 40 years we at MetroWest Legal Services have been partnering with members of our community to fight the good fight - protecting the rights of low income, disabled and elderly people within our community.

Unfortunately, this story is not uncommon. Every year people just like Susan and her parents turn to us for help when they have nowhere else to go. We can’t do it alone. We rely on the generosity of people like you to help disadvantaged people within our community access legal help and stand up to injustice.

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