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.
Help in connecting to community services; parent educational workshops, support groups, advocacy and parent leadership.
A private, non-profit child welfare and behavioral health orga- nization serving troubled and at-risk children, adolescents and families in Worcester county.
Alert bulletin on issues going on in Washington DC and how they will affect people with disabilities.
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.
Maximizes professional development opportunities for sec- ondary transition, college, and career readiness of youth with disabilities.
Supports caregivers of children with special healthcare needs; offers information, equipment program, and grants.
Dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism.
An organization of parents and professionals who advocate on behalf of children with mental, emotional or behavioral specials needs.
Provides information specific to the diagnosis, financial sup- ports, and advocacy efforts for those affected by insect-borne diseases; also hosts monthly support group in Sturbridge.
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.
This initiative is spearheaded by the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW), to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance use disorders.
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.
A project of MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Edu- cation, providing educational advocates for children who receive services from the Department of Children and Families.
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.
Goal to increase the use of “science that works” to support both professional and family caregivers offers online resources such as a comprehensive Caregiver Assessment tool.
Strives to recruit, train, and support volunteers who will support the needs of children in state custody through the educational advocacy process.
Seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assur- ing access to care, maintenance of employment and preserva- tion of financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life-threat- ening or debilitating diseases.
Created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges.
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.
Mentoring and skill building programs for youth ages 14-22 with disabilities.
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 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.
Focused on health promotion/obesity management among people with disabilities.
Independent federal agencies making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families.
Oversees the federally mandated system in each state which pro- vides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legally based advocacy.
people with mental illness and their family members
Provides support through supported employment, independent living, educational opportunities, and community connections.
Variety of family supports and services offered, including educa- tional advocacy.
Provides education & awareness about eating disorders & their underlying causes, in order to develop a compassionate commu- nity that promotes hopefulness & supports.
Mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
Applications for public insurance, answers question about cover- age, public programs, private and non-group insurance options, multilingual services, pharmacy programs and low cost dental services.
Statewide network of Special Education Parent Advisory Coun- cils (PACs). Support and coordinates the development of Special Education PACs in each school district.
Advocacy and protection for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf- Blind people in Massachusetts; focus on access to a variety of Deaf interventions. Co-hosts activities and an annual consum- er conference with MCB and MRC.
Promotes opportunities for people with developmental disabil- ities to enhance independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion, including conference funding.
Provides Family Leadership Series and works to educate the com- munity about advocacy, services, and local, state and federal resources for individuals with disabilities.
Coalition concerned about the rights of Massachusetts’ newcom- er communities. Education about the citizenship process, access to state benefits, and training.
A support center for advocates who represent low-income, elder- ly, or disabled persons. Help with public programs, health care, employment, housing, family law, immigration, and disability rights.
Information and referral, multicultural services and advocacy for children and youth with disabilities. Runs inclusive after-school program for youth ages 6-22 that are DDS eligible.
Free legal services for income-eligible families on educational issues for children 3-22. Advocacy for parents, including Autism Special Education Legal Support Center.
A statewide self-advocacy organization to ensure that people with cognitive and developmental disabilities are treated equal- ly. Our mission is to empower self-advocates through education.
School programs, conferences, workshops, consultation, and research on bullying, cyberbullying, and violence prevention.
Advocates on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers and to provide free, web- based resources. Founded by child psychologist and author Dr. Ross Greene.
Bringing inner peace to the community and families affected by violence. Programs are aimed at providing emotional support to families dealing with traumas associated with violence.
To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, pre- mature birth and infant mortality; research, community services, education and advocacy.
Learn- ing Ally is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students of who are dyslexic, blind and visually- impaired who read and learn differently so that they may thrive.
Advances the education and general welfare of children with perceptual, conceptual or coordinative learning disabilities. Newsletter, calendar of events.
A human service agency working with communities, youth and families providing a continuum of programming including: counseling, prevention, intervention and education services.
Provides services and supports in Southern NH and Northeast Massachusetts for people with developmental disabilities includ- ing residential care, non-vocational day programs, shared living, independent living, family support and education & recreation activities.
Supports families of disabled/chronically ill children education- ally and medically; website includes information about funding and emotional supports for parents and siblings.
Information and referral, and advocacy for non-English speak- ing residents in the New Bedford area to assist them in receiving appropriate social services.
This program at Triangle, Inc. empowers people with disabili- ties and organizations to prevent abuse and promote healthy relationships.
Provides information about Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program CHIP-for families seeking health insurance coverage for children and teens and families needing help locat- ing a dentist.
A coalition of healthcare consumers and advocates providing information, referral, personal and legal advocacy regarding health care and health insurance in Massachusetts.
Public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal representation to low-income residents experiencing diffi- culty accessing or paying for needed medical services.
Promotes a better understanding of the health/education needs of students with asthma and other chronic health conditions.
H.A.L.O. helps families navigate the complex regulations gov- erning care of people with disabilities
Raises public awareness, offers emotional support, and provides technical advice on educational, medical, and community mat- ters among families living with Rett Syndrome.
A rare genetic disease patient advocacy organization, centered on increasing rare disease awareness, public and physician edu- cation, building community, and supporting research.
Provides a wide range of services: case management, financial assistance, trained respite providers, family counseling, advoca- cy, social activities and job training.