Vermont Legal Aid

About Vermont Legal Aid

The Vermont Legal Aid is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that individuals with disabilities in the State of Vermont are free from abuse, neglect, or exploitation; are free from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations; have ready access to government services; and receive appropriate educational services during school age. Established in 1976, the Project also works to ensure that eligible adults and children receive appropriate benefits from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, medical coverage through the Medicaid program, and vocational rehabilitation services. Vermont Legal Aid fulfills its objectives by providing legal assistance without charge to people with disabilities in Vermont concerning such matters as abuse and neglect, special education, guardianship, SSI and Medicaid, accessibility, discrimination, and access to assistive technology; providing training in the legal rights of individuals with disabilities; and offering referral services to affected individuals and family members, advocacy groups, service providers, and the general public. Vermont Legal Aid also provides educational materials including brochures describing its various services.