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Housing

  • Massachusetts' Department of Health and Human Services
    Massachusetts State Government Dept. of Health and Human Services webpage listing various sources for home modifications.
    Website

Financial Resources

Equipment Resources

  • A list of organizations which offer opportunities for patients and families to obtain low cost, rental and donated equipment, including recreational wheelchairs, assistive technology devices and power wheelchairs.
    Resources links list


Transportation Resources

Accessibility & Recreation

Education

Advocacy Agencies

  • Disability Law Center, Inc.
    11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
    Boston, MA 02108
    617-723-8455
    617-227-9464 TTY
    800-872-9992
    800-381-0577 TTY
    Website
    E-Mail: mail@dlc-ma.org

 

Client Assistance Program

  

Department of Education

  • Special Education Planning and Policy Development Office
    Department of Education
    350 Main St
    Malden, MA 02148-5023
    781-338-3375
    781-338-3371 FAX
    Website
    E-Mail: specialeducation@doe.mass.edu

 

Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)

  • Early Intervention Services
    Dept. of Public Health
    250 Washington Street, 4th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108
    800-905-8437
    Website
    Contact information   

 

Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)

 

PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)

  • Federation for Children with Special Needs
    1135 Tremont Street, Suite 420
    Boston, MA 02120-2140
    617-236-7210
    617-572-2094 FAX
    800-331-0688
    http://www.fcsn.org/
    E-Mail: fcsninfo@fcsn.org

Employment and Vocational support

  • Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Student & Family Support Project
    The WIOA Student & Family Support Project aligns with the objectives of the Federation for Children with Special Needs in supporting families and young adults to achieve their visions for life after high school. The Federation has set high goals for this project, aspiring to connect with 2,500 individuals per year. This will be achieved through the LINK Center website, call center, and the three statewide Transition Family Support Specialists and Outreach Team.
    Website

Health& Well-Being

  • Golden Ridge Opportunities
    Golden Opportunities For Independence's mission is to train and pair highly trained service dogs with people living with disabilities as a means to facilitate confident and independent lifestyles.
    Website

  • Siblings Supports Project
    Sibling Supports' national effort dedicated to life long concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special health concerns.  There are 14 "sib shops" (support groups for siblings) located across Massachusetts.
    Website
    Children's Medical Security Plan (CMSP)
    Provides limited health insurance for uninsured children under age 19 based on family income and size.  Some co-pays required.
    CMPS information
  • MassHealth CommonHealth Program
    The CommonHealth program provides health care benefits to people with disabilities whose income is too high for to be eligible for MassHealth Standard.  Monthly premium is  based on an individual's income.
    CommonHealth information (PDF)
  • Kaileigh Mulligan Program
    This program provides health insurance and services to children with disabilities as defined by Social Security Administration or Mass Title XVI, under age 19 who meet Nursing Facility Care criteria and whose family income is too high for MassHealth coverage.  Family income is waived and the child's income and assets are considered for eligibility.
    Kaileigh Mulligan Program information (PDF)
    Social Security Administration definition of disability for children
  • MassHealth Standard/CommonHealth Premium Assistance (MSCPA)
    MSCPA provides financial assistance to eligible individuals covered by MassHealth Standard or MassHealth CommonHealth program and are covered by employer and COBRA health insurance. 
    Family Voices Brochure (PDF)
    800-862-4840 (Information for families covered by MassHealth Standard/CommonHealth)
  • Massachusetts Health Connector
    The Health Connector is a resource for health and dental coverage from the state's leading insurers.   The site offers tools to determine what plans cost savings people may be eligible for.
    Website
  • MassHealth Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program
    The PCA Program is a MassHealth program that helps people with permanent or chronic disabilities keep their independence, stay in the community, and manage their own personal care by providing funds to hire personal care attendants (PCAs). The PCA consumer (the person receiving PCA services) is the employer of the PCA, and is fully responsible for recruiting, hiring, scheduling, training, and, if necessary, firing PCA
    Website 
  • Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF)
    This program helps families bear the excessive financial burdens associated with the care of children with special health care needs and disabilities. CICRF is a payor of last resort. It provides financial assistance for Massachusetts families with children experiencing a medical condition requiring services that are not covered by a private insurer, federal or state assistance, or any other financial source.
    CICRF information

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