Here are links to resources and organizations in many areas related to disabilities and services.


American Association of People with Disabilities


Coalition of Families and Advocates (COFAR)


Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change


Massachusetts Office on Disability Client Assistance Program


Special Needs Advocacy Network


Disability Law Center


Assistive Technology


Center on Technology and Disability




Mass Assistive Technology Loan Program


Wheelchair Recycler




Autism Speaks New England


Massachusetts Advocates for Children Autism Center


Brain Injury


Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts


Traumatic Brain Injury Resources – Massachusetts


Caregiver Programs


Massachusetts Adult Foster Care




Massachusetts Child Care Resource and Referral – Locator by Town


Pediatric Special Needs Resources for Massachusetts Families


Federation for Children with Special Needs Parent Training Center


Chronic Pain

American Chronic Pain Association


CDC Managing Chronic Pain




Disability Friendly Colleges 

Community Human Services Organizations


Massachusetts Providers’ Council



Health Care For All: Oral Health Campaign


MassHealth Find a Dentist 




Center for  Parent Information and Resources


Massachusetts Office  on Disability


 Disability News


Disability Scoop


Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters


Domestic Violence Programs


Massachusetts Women’s Shelter Directory


Driver Evaluation


Central Massachusetts Safety Council


Adaptive Driving Program


Drug and Alcohol Abuse


Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Massachusetts


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Massachusetts AA Offices


Massachusetts Al-Anon & Alateen


Early Intervention

Directory of Massachusetts Early Intervention Centers by City/ Family Ties

Elder Care

Elder Abuse Hotline  1-888-243-5337


Executive Office of Elder Affairs  Protective Services Program


Find Senior Living Facilities


Massachusetts Home Health Care Agencies 


Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (MASS-ALA)


Skilled Nursing Facilities Directory


Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)

Emergency Preparedness


Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities


Emergency Preparedness and Response


Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) – Disaster Help



Ability Resume


Easter Seals Employment &  Training Services


Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission – Vocational Rehabilitation 


MassHire Career Centers 


Self Employment for People with Disabilities


Ticket To Work Program


Energy Programs


Low-Income Energy Programs (LIHEAP)



Find My Legislator


US House of Representatives



US Senate





Philanthropy Massachusetts 


Grant InformationDepartment of Labr Federal Grants





Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs





Health Care Coverage Guides




IMPACT on H""ealth & Wellness – National Family Voices



Health Care For All




""Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Disability Resource Guide – Massachusetts DPH and DDS


""Massachusetts Family Voices




Medline Plus Health Information


Sample Letters of Medical Necessity


Health Insurance


Ce""nters for Medicare and Medicaid Services



""   Health Care For All Health Insurance Helpline



Health Safety Net Program (Free Care)





Bos""ton Mayor’s Health Line




""My Ombudsman – MassHealth Plans



Medicare and You Handbook


Medicare: for Non-Elderly People with Disabilities Fact Sheet


Home Care Services



Massachusetts Elder Affairs: Eligibility for the Home Care Program




Medlin""e Plus Home Care Services Information



Mas""s Home Care


Home Care Alliance Resources




""City of Boston Public Health Commission Shelter Information


City of Worcester Homeless Assistance


HUD Homeless Information for Massachusetts


Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless 


New England Center for Homeless Veterans


Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness



Household & Clothes


""  Under One Roof Furniture Bank



""Job Interview Clothing – Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, and Worcester


""SuitAbility Community Teamwork



""Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP)


""Boston Housing Authority


""Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)


""Habitat for Humanity


""Housing Works



""A Guide to Obtaining Housing Assistance in Massachusetts


""HUD in Massachusetts


""MassAccess – Online Search for Accessible Housing


""Massachusetts Housing Authorities Listings


""Rebuilding Together Boston


Independent Living Centers


""Massachusetts Independent Living Centers 


Interacting with People with Disabilities


United Spinal Cord Association – It Starts with Disability Etiquette


""Disability Etiquette



Literacy Resources

""First Literacy Boston




""System for Adult Basic Education Support


""Massachusetts Department of Education – Office of Literacy


Massachusetts Reading Association


""Massachusetts Libraries Providing Literacy/ESOL Programs


""Learning Ally for Blind, Visually Impaired and Dyslexic


Massachusetts Statewide Agencies






Mental Health


""Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition Directory





""Massachusetts National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)




Rape Crisis Centers in Massachusetts




""Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Locator



Parents with Disabilities

""NCD Parents with Disabilities Toolkit


""College Scholarships for Children of Parents with Disabilities



Patient Rights

Consider Your Legal and Patients Rights 

Mass General Hospital Patient Rights and Responsibilities 

Massachusetts Law about Health Care



Personal Care (PCA) Programs

""Personal Care Program Information


""Massachusetts PCA Directory


Physical Activity and Disability

""The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability


Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts""


Physician Finder

""Medline’s Doctor and Dentist Locator Directories

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Physician Profile



""Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) Pharmacy Outreach Program





Medicare Prescription Drug Program



""Needymeds – Patient Assistance Programs





Accessible Swimming Pools


""All Out Adventures


""Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary



""National Parks Accessibility


Mass Dept of Conservation and Recreation Universal Access Program


""Northeast Passage Recreational Therapy


Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship


Respite Care

Arch Respite Resource Center


Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition

""Massachusetts Respite Care for Seniors


""Autism Speaks Respite Care Services




""Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools


Massachusetts Home Learning Association – Homeschooling


""New England Psychologists Listing of Massachusetts Residential Schools


""Montessori Foundation


Service Dogs & Therapy Animals

""Pet Partners Therapy Animals



International Association of Assistance Dog Partners



""National Education for Assistance Dog Services





American Humane Service Dogs for Veterans


""Service Dog Providers for Veterans


Social Security

""Beneplan – Social Security & Work


""Social Security Local Office Locator


Social Security Disability Starter Kit

Social Security Ticket-to-Work program

Social Security Work Incentives


Special Education

""Disabilities and Testing


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Internet Special Eduction Resource (ISER)

""The Federation for Children with Special Needs


Massachusetts Parent Advisory Council


Massachusetts SPED PACs Directory


Special Olympics

""Special Olympics Massachusetts






Kids In Disabilility Sports


""STRIDE Adaptive Sports





Summer Camps

""Camps for Children with Diabetes


""Easter Seals  Camp & Recreation



""Federation Children Special Needs Camp Guide





""Summer Camps for Amputees and Children with Limb Differences


Support Groups

""Sibling Support Project


""Well Spouse Foundation – Support for Spousal Caregivers



""Easter Seals / Assistive Technology



""Center on Technology and Disability



Tenant Rights

""Boston Tenant’s Coalition


""Massachusetts Landlord and Tenant Law





Cape Cod Transit Authority Transportation

Disability Plates and Placards

Bus Access Guide

MBTA the Ride

MBTA / Reduced Fare Passes for Disabled and Seniors

National Patient Air Transport HELPLINE

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

Access Unlimited – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles 



""Access Travel Center: Accessible van rentals, van sales, hotels, cruise ships by STATE


Access-Able Travel Source


Accessible Air Travel 


TSA  Special Procedures for Travelers with Disabilities


Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality


""Accessible Travel Planning


Air Carrier Access Act for Passengers with Disabilities


""Amtrak  Accessibile Travel Services



""Corporate Angel Network – Free Flight Cancer Patients


Fly Rights for Passengers with Disabilities

 ""National Patient Travel Helpline

The Guided TourSupervised Travel for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Trips Inc.  for People with Intellectual Disabilities


Trips R Us for People with Developmental Challenges



""Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide



University Centers of Excellence in  Developmental Disability (AUCD)



Fact Sheet last updated on: 7/31/2020