A private, non-profit child welfare and behavioral health orga- nization serving troubled and at-risk children, adolescents and families in Worcester county.
A vast collection of books, videos, and other materials that pertain to disabilities, on loan to families in the Worcester area.
Help in connecting to community services; parent educational workshops, support groups, advocacy and parent leadership.
Information specialists housed in offices throughout the state are linked to their own comprehensive database and are avail- able to assist and direct families to local services. Statewide Hotline: 211.
Information specialists throughout the state are available to di- rect families to appropriate local services. Included are programs and services for individuals with disabilities.
A UCP initiative for children and youth with disabilities and chronic illnesses, providing an online social networking commu- nity, and information on conditions and diagnoses.
Comprehensive information and referral help line providing information on community, health, and human services.
Information specialists are available to assist and direct families to local services.
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
Community Relations Counselor has database to assist and direct families to appropriate local services.
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.
Information specialists housed in offices throughout the state are linked to their own comprehensive database and are avail- able to assist and direct families to appropriate local services.
Provides organizations opportunities to learn about best practic- es, connect with others doing similar work, and receive training and technical assistance.
Statewide information and referral service for people facing hun- ger. FoodSource Hotline provides information in 160 different languages.
Raises awareness of PANDAS/PANS through a comprehensive website with an ongoing database, research, newsletters, and scientific advisory board; hosts support groups and conferences.
Dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to the stuttering community, professionals, and the general public. Education, training, support, friendship, and information.
Resource center for families and professionals offering educa- tional materials, community resource information, and support programs focused on special needs and at-risk youth.
Provides a range of resources through the Behavioral Health Library. Hosts conferences, workshops, family support programs, and can assist you with your research needs.
Provides information on health issues within the NICHD research domain. Information Resource Center with trained information specialists available to respond to inquiries M-F 8:30-5:00 EST.
Information specialists help locate NIH materials and other sources of medical information. Publications include information about NIAMS-sponsored research and are updatedperiodically.
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 specialists are linked to their own comprehensive database and are available to assist and direct families to appro- priate local services.
Mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
Advocates for those with chronic diseases and disabilities; committed to healthcare that will cover all, curb costs, abolish exclusions, eliminate caps, and ensure access to long-term care.
National information clearinghouse for children birth-22 who are deaf and blind. Catalog and resource database, listings of specialists and consultants. Services are free.
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.
Unites families with their critically ill newborns in the NICU. Works to reduce NICU admissions through prevention, education and research.
Coalition concerned about the rights of Massachusetts’ newcom- er communities. Education about the citizenship process, access to state benefits, and training.
Provides education & awareness about eating disorders & their underlying causes, in order to develop a compassionate commu- nity that promotes hopefulness & supports.
A statewide service hosted by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs; offers information and referrals for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Serves as a resource to the commonwealth on issues affecting grandparents raising grandchildren, under the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Staff can offer Information and Referral Services.
A human service agency working with communities, youth and families providing a continuum of programming including: counseling, prevention, intervention and education services.
CAPV has launched a new Look4Help Public Resource Directory for residents who live in Franklin and Hampshire counties and North Quabbin, western MA looking for housing, transportation, food resources and more.
A compendium of online health information in a wide variety of languages and EthnoMed, which provides ethnic and medical information pertinent to immigrant and refugee groups.
Supports families of disabled/chronically ill children education- ally and medically; website includes information about funding and emotional supports for parents and siblings.
Serving Brockton, Attleboro and surrounding towns. Provides information and referrals for childcare services and in-home health and homemaker services for the elderly and disabled.
H.A.L.O. provides support and mentoring, information and refer- ral, events and workshops to families of children with neurologi- cal impairment.
Raises public awareness, offers emotional support, and provides technical advice on educational, medical, and community mat- ters among families living with Rett Syndrome.
Provides a wide range of services: case management, financial assistance, trained respite providers, family counseling, advoca- cy, social activities and job training.
Provides information and support to parents, patients, family members, caregivers, friends and professionals dealing with Graves Disease or Thyroid Disorder.
Information specialists are available to direct families to appro- priate local services.
Share resources and updates about health care legislation and how it affects families of children with special needs, promote opportunities for families to work in partnership with profession- als in the health care service system, and support each other in our advocacy efforts on behalf of children. c/o Federation for Children with Special Needs
Provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. Services include through such services as its web- site, publications, phone consultation, conferences, workshops, publications and many others.
Strives to recruit, train, and support volunteers who will support the needs of children in state custody through the educational advocacy process.
Offers intensive case management services, respite, flexible funding, support groups, Latino medical services, recreation, and residential services for persons with developmental disabilities.
Dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmen- tal disorders.
Free, online Guides for parents of children with developmental disabilities to help them navigate through difficult processes such as how find out if a child qualifies for special education, and access social security (SSI) and other disability benefits.
A national information system designed to provide ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. Adminis- tered by the National Library of Education (NLE).
Dedicated to those affected by EDS. Information on current re- search, support networks, information for schools and more can be found on their website.
Promotes research, awareness, support to individuals with Dravet Syndrome and related epilepsies. Offers grants for pa- tients and also awards iPads.
Free information and referral about programs and services to individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts.
A non-profit resource for families of children with cerebral palsy and brain injuries. Provides education and estate planning, as well as grants for specialized equipment.
Maintains national database on primary tumors, provides educational and emotional support to families. Offers college scholarship program to brain tumor survivors.
One of the largest, minority-operated human services agencies in Massachusetts, serving more than 6,000 people annually.
Wellness and exercise programs that help people with arthritis lead healthier, active lives with online and off-line resources.
Raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research; co- ordinates fundraising events all over the country for those who want to help find cures for cancers of childhood.
Provides Central Massachusetts with an internet gateway to local and worldwide disability resources and events. Community gateway also includes a statewide email support group.
Provides information and referral, advocacy, independent living program, deaf and hard of hearing independent living program and peer assistive technology program.
Provides families with information and referral resources to find the supports they need to understand their child’s medical condi- tion and take part in their child’s care.
Counsels, educates, and supports individuals, providing infor- mation and referrals, support services, and community presen- tations.