Help in connecting to community services; parent educational workshops, support groups, advocacy and parent leadership.
Persons with disabilities unable to use regular public transport are eligible to receive unrestricted curb-to-curb van/cab service.
Provides Residential, Individual and In Home Supports, Employment, Community Based Day Supports & Life Skills
Offers social and recreation activities, physical therapy, and athletic opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and their families.
A private, non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization serving troubled and at-risk children, adolescents and families in Worcester county.
Ensures equal opportunity in life achievement for Boston youth by enforcing a child’s right to a quality education; offers technical assistance, legal representation, and training to families.
Information on policies, programs and personnel at U.S. Department of Education. Features updates on current education legislation.
Offers medical information, patient information, and family support for individuals affected by Von Hippel-Lindau Disease.
Provides residential, clinial, family support services, day/vocational and social rograms to meet the needs of individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilites, aquired brain injuries, mental health issues, and other specialized needs.
Offers information on policies, procedures and what to expect at airport security specifically for passengers with disabilities who want to prepare for the screening process prior to flying.
Offers a Family Friend Program, Positive Parenting Resource Center (funded, in part, by DCF), DCF Transitional Program, and Coalition for Supporting Parents with Cognitive Challenges.
Offers assistance with general and educational advocacy, assistive technology, computer training, and a loaner program of durable medical equipment.
Agency services to families with special needs, including information and referral, financial assistance, PCAs,support groups, residential and day supports for adults.
Education and support services for families of children with a wide variety of disorders that affect a child’s growth.
Dedicated to educationg, empowering and supporting families affected by autism.
One-Stop Family Center and Network for Springfield residents offers assistance to families in the community who have a family member with a developmental disability.
Offers a wide range of therapeutic programs for young children, and a Chapter 766-approved school for children and youth ages 3-22 with multiple disabilities.
A program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester specifically designed to encourage the educational and social enrichment and advancement of children with special needs.
Statewide information and referral service for people facing hun- ger. FoodSource Hotline provides information in 160 different languages.
May be able to help you get brand-name and generic medicines free or nearly free if you don’t have prescription coverage and can’t afford your medicines.
Community sailing center in Boston’s Inner Harbor, provides year-round recreational and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
A parent-to-parent outreach program for new parents of babies born with Down Syndrome.
Community-based services to those confronting emotional difficulties, mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, or other challenges in daily living.
Provides a variety of support services for individuals who have intellectual or developmental challenges and their families.
Provides a variety of services for a network of parents, profes- sionals, and friends. Services include: social and recreation opportunities, workshops, public education, parent and sibling support groups, advocacy support, and respite.
Online repository for information about rare medical or genetic conditions, research and medical trials, patient advocacy and travel groups, and reports to federal agencies.
Supports parents by providing them with current, reliable and practical information on a variety of parenting topics related to raising children from infancy through adolescence.
Provides child care referrals and information on evaluating qual- ity childcare, plus resources on various parenting issues.
Medical and support information and resources for families of children affected by Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy.
A statewide network of families, local family support groups, and professionals who advocate on behalf of children and adoles- cents with mental, emotional or behavioral special needs, and their families.
Assists migrant and seasonal farm workers and other low- in- come groups with employment and job skills training; childcare voucher program in Western Mass.
Empowers those with bleeding disorders through education, advocacy, and supports. Hosts a variety of activities, offers assis- tance and scholarships, and advocacy efforts.
All newborns undergo mandatory screening for 10 genetic disorders. If you have not received information about newborn screening, call this number for information about this process and about specific genetic disorders.
National online service to help patients identify prescription assistance programs, free and low-cost clinics, condition-specific programs, and camps and associated scholarships.
Information, referrals and legal assistance for families in Lynn, with referrals throughout Massachusetts.
Information and referral, advocacy, workshops and support groups. Offers support in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. (Closed referral system DCF). Makes referrals to the Southeastern Mass. Legal Assistance Cor- poration, to provide legal services for children with disabilities. Intakes for referrals are processed by phone only.
Provides resources to families and providers relative to children’s health and safety. Info about childcare programs, nutritional and physical activity checklists, and other topics.
Answers questions on a broad range of topics: educational rights, treatment options, diagnostic procedures, and locating support and services.
Ensures that no financially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation.
Provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss; also state specific advance directives.
Information dissemination to increase knowledge about diges- tive diseases. Works to identify and respond to informational needs about digestive diseases.
Promotes achievement for children/youth who are deaf-blind and assists in addressing need for personnel with the skills and knowledge to serve children and youth who are deaf-blind.
Resources, technical assistance, and information on secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities. Funded by US DOE, Office of Special Education Programs.
Composed of partners with expertise in disability, education, employment, and workforce development policy and practice.
Independent federal agencies making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families.
Information, advocacy, and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.
The mission of the NDSS is to benefit people with Down syn- drome and their families through national leadership in educa- tion, research, and advocacy.
Dedicated to providing education, support, and advocacy for people with mental illness and their family member
Provides leadership and evidence-based resources to families, practitioners, policymakers, programs, and organizations. Offers parent trainings and houses an affiliated school with model classrooms.
Provides medical and psycho-social supports, services and referrals to families who are affected by the 43 related diseases.
Provides support through supported employment, independent living, educational opportunities, and community connections.
Dedicated to providing the comforts of home to families in crisis. Through their home grant program, MBA provides mortgage and rental payments assistance grants to parents and guardians caring for a critically ill or injured child, allowing them to take unpaid leave from work and spend precious time together without jeopardizing their cherished homes
Site includes links to various agencies and a network of over 65 families worldwide, including a community posting forum.
Variety of family supports and services offered, including educa- tional advocacy.