Provides intensive in-home, residential and transitional services in various locations across the state.
Provides much needed mobility to people without insurance or other means, through recycling and refurbishing used electric power chairs and scooters.
A vast collection of books, videos, and other materials that pertain to disabilities, on loan to families in the Worcester area.
A statewide network managed by UMasss Medical School of employers and collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities.
Provides resources specific to the region. They also host fundrais- ing events allowing families to connect with each other.
Free legal services to income eligible individuals in the areas of Disability/ SSI, special education, housing, family law etc. For referrals, call 617-603-1700 or 617-371-1234.
Athletic programs uniquely adapted to accommodate people with a wide range of disabilities. All programs are custom tai- lored to the diverse needs of individuals and groups.
Serving families with children diagnosed with cancer through financial grants. Can be used for medical expenses, items for the child with cancer or personal expenses such as rent and utility payments.
Provides custom-designed assistive computer technology to enable non-speaking children and adults to communicate with others.
Committed to improving the quality of life for children with sen- sory processing disorder in the home, classroom and community.
A challenging curriculum of academic excellence for deaf stu- dents from infancy through high school.
Support organization for Trisomy 18, 13, and related disorders; offers support for parents who have children with chromosome disorder and education to families and professionals.
Statewide, for-fee service hosted by Arc of Massachusetts. Provides services in the areas of advocacy, brokering, planning, referral for individuals with disabilities and the elderly.
Provides funding for the specialized care and treatment of New England children born with birth defects, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and genetic diseases.
Promotes social acceptance through interactive programs, including iCARE (Introducing Children to Acceptance through Reading and Education), funding, and training.
Saturday respite care, transitional program, school vacation program, summer day camps and Camp Paul overnight camp.
Private ski lessons at Jiminy Peak Mountain for Mono-ski, 3- or 4-track, and adaptive snowboarding for individuals who are visually or hearing impaired or have intellectual disabilities.
Answers the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages 3-18.
Surfing with Smiles gives the chance for those with special needs and abilities to learn how to surf for free.
Supports the academic, social, and emotional growth of stu- dents impacted by homelessness through tutoring, mentoring, and providing backpacks and school supplies.
Focuses on developing inclusive home and playground environ- ments as well as recreational activities for children of all ages and abilities; pre-registration is requested.
Network of trained special education advocates. Meetings open to parents and interested others. Will provide a listing of local advocates in private practice by calling their phone number.
Offers evaluations, recommendations and help to identify funding sources for technological services for individuals with disabilities.
Innovative housing for adults with additional needs. Works with families to create and manage independent living situations, provides financial information, housing, recreation and work.
Thousands of children and young adults with disabilities partici- pate in five annual statewide competitions.
Spectrum for Hope provides funding or financial assistance to families who have multiple children with special needs for thera- peutic, educational, or recreational opportunities, etc.
Donates Great Danes as service dogs to those with severe bal- ance and mobility limitations, and provides applicant training.
A free program that provides medically appropriate meals and nutritional assistance for people with acute life-threatening illnesses, their dependents and their caregivers.
Supports programs throughout Massachusetts so that children with special needs can enjoy the world’s most popular game on a weekly basis.
A variety of programs include playground development, Am- bassador running team, and loaner equipment for vacation and short-term usage.
Services homeowners and homebuyers. Education and work- shops are offered, as well as subsidies for income eligible fami- lies. USDA may provide financing for accessibility features.
Led by Boston Children’s Hospital, Safe Kids implements evi- dence- based programs such as car-seat checkups, safety work- shops and sports clinics, to help prevent childhood injuries.
Provides a range of support services, including New Parent resource packet, family activities, support groups, clothing and equipment sharing program, and health guide.
Inclusive recreational opportunities through local Packs.
Supports, promotes and advocates for the success of Somalis as they arrive in Massachusetts; Adult literacy programs, orien- tation and acculturation, housing, employment services, legal assistance, healthcare information, and culturalsupports.
A unique federation of more than 140 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders and disabilities. Offers Patient Assistance and Patient Organization resources.
Local chapter of national organization that coordinates volun- teers to provide home repairs and renovations to low- income families with children with special needs.
Parent volunteers will call and provide information and support to families.
Provides a comprehensive and current list of Personal Care Attendants PCA-through MassHealth, or privately funded respite services for children and adults.
Creates healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses, through a Wish program.
Residential and day school for students with complex medical needs. Community recreation programs, after school and sum- mer day programs and hippotherapy.
Statewide information and referral service for people facing hun- ger. FoodSource Hotline provides information in 160 different languages.
Supplies adults and children in need with a variety of support. We provide clothing, toiletries, gift baskets, career items, school supplies, blankets, toys, furniture, baby items, housewares, etc.
Provides safe, fun and socially empowering activities for people with special needs. Events include sporting activities, holiday parties and the “Special Needs Prom.”
Mentoring and skill building programs for youth ages 14-22 with disabilities.
Offers individualized education programs for children ages 0-22 with blindness, visual impairment, and deafblindness, including additional disabilities.
Technical assistance and consultation relative to “effective prac- tices” in deaf-blind education.
Offers residential educational program for boys who have As- perger Syndrome ages 12-18-and therapeutic day programs for children ages 4-18 with mental health and behavioral needs.
Provides support and resources for families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender-expansive children, adolescents, and adults.
Provides planning and trust management services to individuals with special needs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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.
Funds a range of patient & family support programs that provide vital services designed to educate, empower and lift the spirits of pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Publishes a guide to over 200 accessible arts and entertainment opportunities throughout the state for people with disabilities.
PAIR is nationally recognized pro bono model that provides free legal services to asylum-seekers and to promote the rights of detained immigrants.
Offers free, confidential and anonymous weekly support groups for parents throughout Massachusetts.
Consortium of genetic service providers and consumers of genetic services promote health by increasing the awareness of genetic concerns, the understanding of the role of genetics in health care, and the availability of appropriate services.
Empowers those with bleeding disorders through education, advocacy, and supports. Hosts a variety of activities, offers assis- tance and scholarships, and advocacy efforts.
Provides support and services to families affected with PKU and allied disorders, encourages research, and increases public awareness. Support network for parents and conferences.
A group of volunteers that come from all over New England to provide people with special needs a chance to experience the outdoors through adaptive ski.
Provides financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer up to age 18.