Provides much needed mobility to people without insurance or other means, through recycling and refurbishing used electric power chairs and scooters.
Provides outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts state and urban parks for visitors of all abilities. Free admission to state parks for indi- viduals with disabilities.
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.
Focuses on improving the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Services include a newsletter, peer support, and accessibility consultations.
A charity organization affiliated with an array of non-profit organizations; runs its own Wheelchair Assistance Program.
Focuses on developing inclusive home and playground environments as well as recreational activities for children of all ages and abilities; pre-registration is requested.
Offers free and low-cost Braille books to individuals up to age 21. The Rose Project provides encyclopedia articles in braille for student’s projects and reports at no cost.
A variety of programs include playground development, Ambassador running team, and loaner equipment for vacation and short-term usage.
Advocates for improved standards, laws, and programs related to childhood injury prevention. Website offers educational infor- mation about safe car and plane travel.
Provides home modification financing to disabled persons and their families. Funding through the MA Rehabilitation Commission and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corp.
Local chapter of national organization that coordinates volun- teers to provide home repairs and renovations to lowincome families with children with special needs.
A durable medical equipment DME-reuse program managed by MA Rehabilitation Commission. Gives a second life to donated DME such as wheelchairs, adapted strollers, standers and gait trainers, shower chairs, and more. Offers refurbished devices at no cost.
Can fund up to 25% maximum of $5,000-toward costs associated with vehicle conversion or a wheelchair lift. The online application process is opened quarterly.
OptiNeeds provides free corrective eyewear to athletes with disabilities.
Trained volunteers offer instruction for individuals with disabili- ties to ski and snowboard in winter; kayak, rowing, and paddle- board in summer at Mount Sunapee in Newbury, NH.
One of ten regional ADA Centers that comprise the ADA National Network, providing information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Works to make art, beaches, sports, national monuments, amusement parks, golf courses, swimming pools, trails, and playgrounds inclusive for all people. Website lists accessible recreational opportunities.
Grassroots advocacy, captioned media, certification for Amer- ican Sign Language ASL-interpreters, publications, legal assis- tance, public awareness and youth programs.
A comprehensive catalog of adult and children’s titles, literacy programs, Children’s Book Club, and downloadable PortaBooks (read through portable Braille machines or computers).
The McGraw Center serves as a resource for residents and a vaca- tion destination for increasingly mobile and connected adaptive sports enthusiasts.
State-funded loan program provides loans to improve acces- sibility to the principal residence of adults with disabilities and families of children with special needs.
Dedicated to promoting accessibility and universal design. It is home to the New England ADA Technical Assistance Center and can answer questions and provide information and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Coordinates and oversees local bike camps, to foster independent bike-riding skills for individuals with disabilities (ages 8 and up). Website includes materials on hosting a camp, recruiting volunteers, and coordinating publicity.
Offers training and technical assistance, develops innovative, educational employment, as well as recreation and living options for children and adults with disabilities.
An initiative of Handi Ramp, helps individuals and families find realtors who can assist in the search for a handicap accessible home or consultants who can modify a current home.
Volunteer architects design barrier-free home renovations that allow people to live with greater safety and freedom.
Mission is to lend home-based health/hospital equipment to those in need. Recipients must be willing to promptly return equipment when no longer needed. Equipment is loaned free of charge and sponsored by Masonic Lodges across eastern MA.
Persons with diagnosed diseases or disorders which substantially impair or interfere with mobility are eligible for HP license plates or placards.
A free consulting service that works with real estate agents to help families that have a member with a disability select the right home.
Provides driver evaluations, upon request.
CMSC auto school will assist individuals with physical, intellectu- al, emotional or social disabilities to determine if they would be eligible for a Massachusetts Driving License.
To facilitate full participation in all aspects of life by persons with disabilities, the Commission works to remove architectural, procedural, attitudinal, and communication barriers.
Can ease the financial burden of families facing serious illness including reimbursements for travel expenses, prescriptions, medical equipment, home supplies, co-pay and home services.
Advocates for individuals who are blind/have visual impairment; radio show, periodic newsletter, state Affiliate organizations to improve community access.
Access Recreation Boston is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to increasing and enhancing recreation opportunities for people with disabilities in the greater Boston area. We accomplish this through building community awareness, sharing professional expertise, and promoting collaboration.
Free phone consultation, comprehensive evaluation, advocacy, and driver training program for persons with special needs.