For teens also faced with a severe life-limiting medical con- dition, the transition from childhood to adulthood can be especially challenging. Wish Upon a Teen offers creative social opportunities such as spa days, family outings, new room design and more.
Help in connecting to community services; parent educational workshops, support groups, advocacy and parent leadership.
Provides Residential, Individual and In Home Supports, Employ- ment, Community Based Day Supports & Life Skills
Provides intensive in-home, residential and transitional services in various locations across the state.
Provides financial support to local families and individuals with disabilities when private insurance or other institutions do not.
Nonprofit telephone information, referral and action service dedicated to resolving people’s problems.
Supports individuals and families in dire need as a result of life- threatening illnesses or other catastrophic situations.
Aims to increase acceptance of those with disabilities through hands-on classroom activities with 3rd and 5th grade curricu- lum.
Offers grants of up to $5,000 for families of children with critical healthcare treatment, services, or equipment not covered or not fully covered by their parents’ health benefit plans.
A national, free service of mobile barbers and hairstylists who travel to residences and provide in-home hair care for people who are elderly or disabled.
Triangle partners with schools, community organizations, and businesses to promote integrated school-to-work career training and placement.
Supported living options for young adults with special needs. Services include respite/family support, PCA, children’s intensive supports and information and referral. TILL Autism Support Center, Phone: 781-302-4835
Families who have a child that has been inpatient for 30 days within a month may apply for $300 to pay for expenses including rent, mortgage, utilities, childcare, prescriptions, etc.
Families who have a child with cancer may apply for financial assistance to help pay for mileage, airfare and lodging when their child needs to stay near the hospital for treatment.
High-quality educational information, community resources and parent support programs for families who have children with special needs and who are at-risk.
Free English classes for immigrant and refugee adults. Staffs a guidance counselor/coordinator for American Disability Act.
Promotes social acceptance through interactive programs, including iCARE (Introducing Children to Acceptance through Reading and Education), funding, and training.
All inclusive sports program for any athletes, ages 4-22. We focus on team building, social skills, and sportsmanship. Athletes from all towns welcome.
TGH School helps Boston Public School parents and caregivers and their children gain access to the skills and hardware needed for 21st century success.
Technical assistance on behavior and social/emotional issues to caregivers, service providers, families, and administrators; train- ings, workshops, seminars, newsletter, parent resources.
An organization of parents and professionals who advocate on behalf of children with mental, emotional or behavioral specials needs.
Helps people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Website includes a helpful Starter Kit.
Online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering and training programs for professionals.
Raises money for school districts around the country to address and eliminate the ongoing bullying problem. Students can call LIFELINE at 1-800-273-8255.
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.
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.
Provides supports to people with developmental disabilities, assists individuals and families with housing, respite, and trans- portation concerns and recreation resources.
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.
Provides the highest quality educational experience so that students with special needs can reach their full potential through a variety of fundraising events and activities.
Support group for families with children with complex medical/ developmental challenges. Meets monthly in Worcester.
Committed to strengthening families through community connection, social support, parent services, and child care assis- tance.
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.
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.
Volunteers provide home repairs and renovations to low income families with children with special needs, as well as to elderly and physically challenged homeowners.
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.
Vital law enforcement tool that finds missing people with Alz- heimer’s, Autism, and related conditions and reunites them with their family members or caregivers.
Can fund up to 25% maximum of $5,000-toward costs asso- ciated with vehicle conversion or a wheelchair lift. The online application process is opened quarterly.
Offers a broad range of services tailored to people with intellec- tual disabilities, developmental disabilities, Autism, and their families including, but not limited to family support and educa- tion, residential programs, performing arts, sex and relationship education, recreation and enrichment activities, behavioral supports, etc.
Parent support group designed by parents to help families challenged by children’s mental health, emotional, or behavioral needs.
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.
Brings together families who want to talk to someone who un- derstand their situation.
Mentoring and skill building programs for youth ages 14-22 with disabilities.
Enhances the quality of life for people with disabilities by pro- moting a culture of dignity and respect and ensuring individual- ized services to maximize independence.
Guides and inspires people and communities to work together to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments, resist bullying, and promote an atmosphere of acceptance and inclusion.
Provides education training and support to individuals with de- velopmental disabilities: day habilitation and community based day support programs, residential services, school consultation, and home-based therapies.
Youth Career Centers assist area youth looking for career assistance and job opportunities. Services are free. Assessment services, personalized career planning, job shadowing, referrals, apprenticeships, and training.
Assists migrant and seasonal farm workers and other low- in- come groups with employment and job skills training; childcare voucher program in Western Mass.
Focuses on issues important to military families including child care, health care, spouse employment, secure retirement, and support for widows and widowers.
Works on behalf of children 0-8 with a primary focus oneduca- tional and developmental services and resources.
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.
The McGraw Center serves as a resource for residents and a vaca- tion destination for increasingly mobile and connected adaptive sports enthusiasts.
Inspires community involvement to support children with special needs, chronic and life-threatening illnesses through the Happy Hope Bag project.
Unites families with their critically ill newborns in the NICU. Works to reduce NICU admissions through prevention, education and research.
Promotes opportunities for people with developmental disabil- ities to enhance independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion, including conference funding.
School programs, conferences, workshops, consultation, and research on bullying, cyberbullying, and violence prevention.
Statewide association of 24 Community Action Agencies in Mas- sachusetts; enhances the ability of community agencies to better provide emergency assistance to people in crisis.
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.