Disability Links

Disability Links

Links to resources and organizations in many topics related to disabilities and services.


American Association of People with Disabilities

Coalition of Families and Advocates (COFAR)


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

Special Needs Resources for Massachusetts Families

Federation for Children with Special Needs Parent Training and Information 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

Disabled World

Disability Scoop

Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters

Domestic Violence Programs

Massachusetts Women’s Domestic Violence Shelters

Massachusetts Women’s Shelters 

Driver Evaluation

Central Massachusetts Safety Council

Massachusetts Drivers with Disabilities 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Hotline

Find Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Massachusetts

Al-Anon and Alateen Meetings List in Massachusetts 

Massachusetts Al-Anon Family Groups in Massachusetts

Early Intervention

Directory of Massachusetts Early Intervention Centers by City/ Family Ties

Elder Care

Elder Abuse Hotline  1-800-922-2275

Executive Office of Elder Affairs  Protective Services Program

Find Senior Living Facilities

Massachusetts Home Care Agencies 

Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (MASS-ALA)

Skilled Nursing Facilities Directory

Visiting Nurse Associations of New England

Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management (OPEM)

Ready.gov – Disaster Help


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 Information Federal Grants


Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs

Health Care Coverage Guides

Health Care For All

Medline Plus Health Information

Sample Letters of Medical Necessity

Health Insurance

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 

Health Care for All Health Insurance Helpline

Health Safety Net Program (Free Care)

Boston 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: In-home Services

Medline Plus Home Care Services Information 

Mass Home Care

Home Care Alliance Resources


City of Boston Public Health Commission Homeless 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

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Programs

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 (ILCs)

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

Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (AAB)

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DOE) Mass Literacy

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC)

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)

Massachusetts Transitional Assistance (DTA)

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 Programs 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

Mass Audubon 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 Education Resource (ISER)

The Federation for Children with Special Needs 

Massachusetts Parent Advisory Council

Massachusetts SPED PACs Directory

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Massachusetts


Kids In Disability Sports

STRIDE Adaptive Sports

Summer Camps

Camps for Children with Diabetes

Easter Seals  Camp & Recreation

Federation for  Children with 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 Coalition

Tenant Rights 


Cape Cod Transit Authority Transportation

Disability Plates and Placards

MBTA Bus Access Guide

MBTA the Ride

MBTA / Reduced Fare Passes for Disabled and Seniors

Mercy Medical Angels 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

American Disability Travel

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: 9/6/2022

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