Here are links to resources and organizations in many areas 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 InformationDepartment of Labr Federal Grants

 

Health

 

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Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs

 

 

 

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Health Care Coverage Guides

 

 

 

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

 

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Health Care For All

 

 

 

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

 

""Massachusetts Family Voices

 

 

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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

 

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Health Safety Net Program (Free Care)

 

 

 

 

Bos""ton 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

 

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Massachusetts Elder Affairs: Eligibility for the Home Care Program

 

 

 

Medlin""e Plus Home Care Services Information

 

 

Mas""s 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

""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

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Mental Health

 

""Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition Directory

 

 

 

 

""Massachusetts National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

 

 

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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

 

Prescriptions

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

 

 

 

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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 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

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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: 7/31/2020