Disability Links

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



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



""Massachusetts Office on Disability Client Assistance Program




""Coalition of Families and Advocates (COFAR)



""Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change


Sp""ecial Needs Advocacy Network



""Disability Law Center



Assistive Technology





C""enter on Technology and Disability







M""ass Assistive Technology Loan Program




Whee""lchair Recycler





Autis""m Speaks: Family Services in Massachusetts




Mas""sachusetts 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


A""merican Chronic Pain Association


Managing Pain""




Pa""in Clinics Locator





Di""sability Friendly Colleges


Community Human Services Organizations


""Massachusetts Providers’ Council






""Health Care For All: Oral Health Campaign



MassHealt""h Dentist Provider List



""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



Heal""th South New England Rehabilitation Hospital


Ada""ptive Driving Program


Drug and Alcohol Abuse


""Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Massachusetts



Ma""ssachusetts 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


Executive Office of Elder Affairs  Protective Services Program





Find Senior Living Facilities




Senior Care – Massachusetts


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


Nursin""g Home Directory


Vis""iting Nurse Association of America (VNNA)


Emergency Preparedness


Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities



""Emergency Preparedness and Response



Ma""ssachusetts Emergency Management Agency





Ready.gov – Disaster Help



Ability Resume



Easter Seals Employment Training






Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission – Job Placement and Training




""MassHire Career Centers


Self Employment for People with Disabilities



Ticket To Work Program




Energy Programs


LI""HEAP Clearinghouse






Contact Representative and Senator by Town




US House of Representatives


US Senate





Assoc""iated Grantmakers (serves Massachusetts and New Hampshire)



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






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



Kids’ Kamps.com


""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 (UCEDD)

""Association of University Centers on Disability Resource Directory


Fact Sheet last updated on: 5/22/2019