Disability Links

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

Advocacy

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

MassMatch

Mass Assistive Technology Loan Program

Wheelchair Recycler

Autism

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

Children

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

Colleges

Disability Friendly Colleges 

Community Human Services Organizations

Massachusetts Providers’ Council

Dental

Health Care For All: Oral Health Campaign

MassHealth Find a Dentist 

Disability

Center for  Parent Information and Resources

Massachusetts Office  on Disability

Disability News

EnabledOnline.com

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)

Ready.gov – Disaster Help

Employment

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)

Government

Find My Legislator

US House of Representatives

US Senate

Grants

Philanthropy Massachusetts 

Grant Information Federal Grants

Health

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 

MassHealth

Medicare 

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

Medline Plus Home Care Services Information 

Mass Home Care

Home Care Alliance Resources

Homelessness

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 

Housing

Alterntive 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)

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

Prescriptions

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

Medicare Prescription Drug Program

Needymeds – Patient Assistance Programs

Recreation

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 

Schools

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

Sports

Kids In Disabilility Sports

""STRIDE Adaptive Sports

Summer Camps

""Camps for Children with Diabetes

""Easter Seals  Camp & Recreation

""Federation Children Special Needs Camp Guide

Kids’ Kamps.com

""Summer Camps for Amputees and Children with Limb Differences

Support Groups

""Sibling Support Project

""Well Spouse Foundation – Support for Spousal Caregivers

Technology

""Easter Seals / Assistive Technology

""Center on Technology and Disability

Tenant Rights

""Boston Tenant’s Coalition


""Massachusetts Landlord and Tenant Law

Transportation

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 

Travel

""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: 7/2/2021