Disability Links

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

Advocacy

 

Am""erican Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

 

""Massachusetts Office on Disability Client Assistance Program

 

 

 

""Coalition of Families and Advocates

 

 

""Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change

 

Sp""ecial Needs Advocacy Network

 

 

Disability Law Center

 

Assistive Technology

 

""AbleData

 

 

C""enter on Technology and Disability

 

 

 

MassMatch

 

 

M""ass Assistive Technology Loan Program

 

 

 

 

Whee""lchair Recycler

 

 

Autism

 

Autis""m Speaks: Family Services in Massachusetts

 

 

 

Mas""sachusetts Advocates for Children Autism Center

 

 

Brain Injury

 

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Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

 

 

 

Traumatic Brain Injury – 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

 

A""merican Chronic Pain Association

 

Managing Pain""

 

 

 

Pa""in Clinics Locator

 

 

 

Colleges

Di""sability Friendly Colleges

 

Community Human Services Organizations

 

""Massachusetts Providers’ Council

 

 

 

Dental

 

""Health Care For All: Oral Health Campaign

 

 

MassHealt""h Dentist Provider List

 

Disability

""National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities (NICHCY)

 

 

 

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Massachusetts Office  on Disability

 

 Disability News

 

EnabledOnline.com

 

Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters

 

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Domestic Violence Programs

 

 

 

Massachusetts Women’s Shelter Directory

 

Driver Evaluation

 

Central Massachusetts Safety Council

 

 

Heal""th South New England Rehabilitation Hospital

 

Ada""ptive Driving Program

 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

 

""Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Massachusetts

 

 

Massachusetts A.A. Offices

 

""Massachusetts Al-Anon & Alateen

 

Early Intervention

Dire""ctory of Massachusetts Early Intervention Centers by City/ Family Ties

 

Elder Care

Elder Abuse Hotline
1-888-243-5337

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Executive Office of Elder Affairs  Protective Services Program

 

 

 

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Find Senior Living Facilities

 

 

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Senior Care – Massachusetts

 

Massa""chusetts Assistive Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA)

 

Nursin""g Home Directory

 

Vis""iting Nurse Association of America (VNNA)

 

Emergency Preparedness

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Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

 

 

""Emergency Preparedness and Response

 

 

Ma""ssachusetts Emergency Management Agency

 

 

 

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Ready.gov – Disaster Help

 

Employment

Ability Resume

 

Easter Seals Employment Training

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission – Job Placement and Training

 

 

One-Stop Career Centers

 

 

 

Self Employment for People with Disabilities

 

Ticket to Work

Ticket To Work Program

 

 

 

Energy Programs

 

LILIHEAP ClearinghouseHEAP Clearinghouse

 

 

Government

 

Contact Representative and Senator by Town

 

 

 

US House of Representatives

US Senate

 

Grants

 

AssocAssociated Grant Makers iated Grantmakers (serves Massachusetts and New Hampshire)

 

Grant InformationDepartment of Labr Federal Grants

 

Health

 

Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs

 

 

 

Health Care Coverage Guides

 

 

 

IMPACT on Health & Wellness – National Family Voices

 

Health Care for All

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

New England Center for Homeless Veterans

 

Western Massachusetts network to end homelessness

 

Household & Clothes

 

Furniture Bank

 

 

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

 

SuitAbility Community Teamwork
101 Paige Street Lowell, MA 01852
978-934-8898

 

Housing

Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP)

 

Boston Housing Authority

 

Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)

 

Habitat for Humanity

 

Housing Works

 

 

How to Get 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

 

 

Mental Health in Central Massachusetts

 

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

The Assertive Patient Directory

Personal Care
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

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 Massachusetts 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

 

 

 

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 Summer Camp

 

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

MBTA Accessible Buses

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 Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality

Accessible Travel Planning

Air Carrier Access Act for Passengers with Disabilities

Amtrak  Accessibility and Assistance

 

 

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 (UCEDD)

Association of University Centers on Disability Resource Directory

 

Fact Sheet last updated on: 12/12/2016