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Massachusetts State Disability Resources

— National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on May 2, 2014

All State Organizations

State Agencies
Official State Web Site
 
Connect with your state's official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
   
 
 
 
 
 
www.mass.gov
State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
 
Office of Accountability and Targeted Assistance Massachusetts Department of Education 350 Main Street
Malden   MA   02148
(781) 338-3507
 
 
 
ayp@doe.mass.edu
www.doe.mass.edu
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
 
Early Education and Care 51 Sleeper Street
Boston   MA   02210
(617) 988-6600
 
 
 
 
www.eec.state.ma.us
Coordinator for Transition Services
 
Special Education Planning and Policy Development Office Massachusetts Department of Education 350 Main Street
Malden   MA   02148
(781) 338-3375
 
 
 
 
www.doe.mass.edu/sped/
State Mental Health Agency
 
Department of Mental Health 25 Staniford Street
Boston   MA   02114
(617) 626-8123
 
 
 
elizabeth.childs@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/dmh
Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities
 
Department of Mental Retardation 500 Harrison Avenue
Boston   MA   02118
(617) 727-5608
 
 
 
 
www.mass.gov/dmr
Protection and Advocacy Agency
 
Disability Law Center, Inc. 11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston   MA   02108
(800) 872-9992 (V)
(617) 723-8455
(800) 381-0577 (TTY)
(617) 227-9464 (TTY)
mail@dlc-ma.org
www.dlc-ma.org/
State CHIP Program
 
(health care for low-income uninsured children) MassHealth Enrollment Center Central Processing Unit P.O. Box 129124
Boston   MA   02112-9124
(888) 665-9993
(888) 665-9997 (TTY)
 
 
 
www.mass.gov/dma
Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
 
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Suite 550
Dorchester   MA   02125
(617) 740-1600
(617) 740-1700 (TTY)
 
 
MCDHH.office@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/mcdhh
Regional ADA & IT Technical Assistance Center
 
DBTAC - New England ADA Center Adaptive Environments Center, Inc. 180-200 Portland Street, First Floor
Boston   MA   02114
(800) 949-4232 V/TTY)
(617) 695-1225 (V/TTY)
 
 
adainfo@newenglandada.org
http://adaptiveenvironments.org/neada/site/home
 
 
UMASS Medical School - E.K. Shriver Center 200 Trapelo Road
Waltham   MA   02452-6319
(800) 764-0200 (TTY)
(781) 642-0001
 
 
william.mcilvane@umassmed.edu
www.umassmed.edu/shriver
Special Format Library
 
Braille and Talking Book Library Perkins School for the Blind 175 N. Beacon Street
Watertown   MA   02472
(800) 852-3133
(617) 972-7240
 
 
library@perkins.org
www.perkinslibrary.org
State Department of Education: Special Education
 
Special Education Planning and Policy Development Office Department of Education 350 Main Street
Malden   MA   02148-5023
(781) 338-3000
(781) 338-3388
 
 
mmmittnacht@doe.mass.edu
www.doe.mass.edu/sped
Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
 
Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood and Special Health Needs Department of Public Health 250 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston   MA   02108
(617) 624-5901
(800) 905-8437 (Early Intervention Programs)
 
 
ron.benham@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/dph/
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
 
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Fort Point Place 27 Wormwood Street
Boston   MA   02210-1616
(800) 245-6543 (in MA only)
(617) 204-3600
 
 
 
www.mass.gov/mrc/
State Department of Education: Career and Technical Education Programs for Special Populations
 
Career and Technical Education Department of Education 350 Main Street
Malden   MA   02148-5023
(781) 338-3910
 
 
 
 
www.doe.mass.edu
State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
 
Child and Adolescent Services Department of Mental Health 25 Staniford Street
Boston   MA   02114
(617) 626-8086
 
 
 
joan.mikula@dmh.state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/dmh
Councils on Developmental Disabilities
 
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council 1150 Hancock Street, Suite 300
Quincy   MA   02169
(617) 770-7676, ext. 100
(617) 770-9499 (TTY)
 
 
Dan.Shannon@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/mddc
Client Assistance Program
 
Client Assistance Program Massachusetts Office on Disability One Ashburton Place, Room 1305
Boston   MA   02108
(800) 322-2020 (V/TTY)
(617) 727-7440
 
 
barbara.lybarger@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/mod
Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired or Deaf-Blind
 
Children's Services Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 48 Boylston Street
Boston   MA   02116
(800) 392-6450
(617) 626-7480
(617) 626-7650 (TTY)
 
 
www.mass.gov/mcb
Telecommunications Relay Services
 
 
   
(800) 439-0183 (V)
(800) 439-2370 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(800) 439-0183 (Speech to Speech)
 
 
 
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
 
Institute for Community Inclusion/UCEDD UMass Boston 100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston   MA   02125
(617) 287-4300
(617) 287-4350 (TTY)
 
 
ici@umb.edu
www.communityinclusion.org
State Mediation System
 
Bureau of Special Education Appeals Department of Education 350 Main Street
Malden   MA   02148
(781) 338-6443
 
 
 
msevigny@doe.mass.edu
www.doe.mass.edu/bsea
Disability-Specific Organizations
Attention Deficit Disorder
 
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover   MD   20785
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
(301) 306-7070
 
 
 
www.chadd.org
Autism
 
Autism Society of America - Massachusetts Chapter c/o Autism Services Association 47 Walnut Street
Wellesley Hills   MA   02481
(781) 237-0272, ext. 17
 
 
 
asamasschapter@hotmail.com
www.geocities.com/asamasschapter
 
 
Massachusetts Association of Parents of the Visually Impaired Children (MAPVI) 22 Old Marlboro Road
Maynard   MA   01754
(978) 897-3005
 
 
 
judywestgate@comcast.net
 
Cerebral Palsy
 
United Cerebral Palsy of MetroBoston, Inc. 71 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472
Watertown   MA   02472
(617) 926-5480
 
 
 
ucpboston@ucpboston.org
 www.ucpboston.org
Epilepsy
 
Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Programs and Services Office 540 Gallivan Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Boston   MA   02124
(888) 576-9996
(617) 506-6041
 
 
bdavis@efmri.org
www.epilepsymassri.org
 
 
The Arc of Massachusetts 217 South Street
Waltham   MA   02453
(781) 891-6270
 
 
 
arcmass@arcmass.org
www.arcmass.org
Learning Disabilities
 
Learning Disabilities Worldwide P.O. Box 142
Weston   MA   02493
(781) 890-5399
 
 
 
 
www.ldworldwide.org
 
 
Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PAL) 45 Bromfield Street, 10th Floor
Boston   MA   02108
(866) 815-8122
(617) 542-7860
 
 
info@ppal.net
www.ppal.net
Spina Bifida
 
Spina Bifida Association of Massachusetts 733 Turnpike Street, #282
North Andover   MA   01845
(888) 479-1900
 
 
 
bpackard@sbaMass.org
www.sbaMass.org
 
 
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) P.O. Box 543
Pottstown   PA   19464-0543
(484) 945-2101
 
 
 
 
www.add.org
Blind/Visual Impairments
 
American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York   NY   10001
(800) 232-5463
(212) 502-7600
 
 
afbinfo@afb.net
www.afb.org
Brain Injury
 
Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10
Westborough   MA   01581
(800) 242-0030 (in MA)
(508) 475-0032
 
 
biama@biama.org
www.biama.org
Down Syndrome
 
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress P.O. Box 866
Melrose   MA   02176
(800) 664-6372
(508) 278-7769
 
 
mdsc@mdsc.org
www.MDSC.org
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 
Greater Boston Arc 221 N. Beacon Street, 2nd Floor
Boston   MA   02135
(617) 783-3900, ext. 20
 
 
 
tangelone@arcgb.org
www.arcgb.org
 
 
The Arc of Northern Bristol County 141 Park Street
Attleboro   MA   02703
(888) 343-3301
(508) 226-1445
 
 
mandrade@arcnbc.org
www.arcnbc.org
Mental Health
 
NAMI Massachusetts 400 W. Cummings Park, Suite 6650
Woburn   MA   01801
(800) 370-9085
(781) 938-4048
 
 
namimass@aol.com
 www.namimass.org
Speech, Language, and Hearing
 
Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association 77 Rumford Avenue, Suite 3B
Waltham   MA   02453
(800) 898-8177
(781) 647-7031
 
 
msha@camihq.com
www.MSHAHearSay.org
Tourette Syndrome
 
Tourette Syndrome Association Massachusetts Chapter 39 Godfrey Street
Taunton  MA   02780
(617) 277-7589
 
 
 

info@tsa-ma.org

http://www.tsa-ma.org/
Organizations for Parents
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
 
Federation for Children with Special Needs 1135 Tremont Street, Suite 420
Boston   MA   02120-2140
(800) 331-0688 (in MA only)
(617) 236-7210 (V/TTY)
 
 
fcsninfo@fcsn.org
www.fcsn.org/
 
 
Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change P.O. Box 61
Raynham   MA   02768
(800) 406-3632
 
 
 
mfofc@comcast.net
www.mfofc.org
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
 
Massachusetts PTA P.O. Box 421
Rehobeth   MA   02769
(508) 347-7055
 
 
 
info@masspta.org
www.masspta.org
Parent-to-Parent
 
Family TIES of Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Public Health Donovan Health Building, 3rd Floor 5 Randolph Street
Canton   MA   02021
(800) 905-TIES
(781) 774-6736
 
 
mcsummers@fcsn.org
www.massfamilyties.org
Community Parent Resource Center
 
(Serving the city of Boston) Urban PRIDE 184 Dudley Street, Suite 104LL
Roxbury   MA   02119
(617) 989-3929
 
 
 
info@urbanpride.org
www.urbanpride.org
Parent Advisory Council
 
Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MASSPAC) P.O. Box 167
Sharon   MA   02067
(617) 962-4558
 
 
 
info@masspac.org
www.masspac.org
Other Disability Organizations
 
 
Associated Advocacy Center Visions for the Future, Inc. 24 Widow Coombs Walk
Sandwich   MA   02563
(888) 420-4356
(508) 420-4356
 
 
Tonisvision@aol.com

www.aacvisions.org

 
 
New England INDEX Shriver Center UMASS Medical School (Information & Referral for people with Disabilities) 200 Trapelo Road
Waltham   MA   02452-6319
(800) 642-0249
(781) 642-0248
(800) 764-0200 TTY (in MA)
 
info@disabilityinfo.org
www.disabilityinfo.org
 
 
Home Modifications Loan Program for People with Disabilities Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission 27 Wormwood Street
Boston   MA   02210-1616
(800) 245-6543
(617) 204-3600
 
 
 
www.mass.gov/mrc/agency/homemods.htm
Independent Living
 
To find out the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact: Independent Living Research Utilization Project The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research 2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000
Houston   TX   77019
(713) 520-0232 (V)
(713) 520-5136 (TTY)
 
 
ilru@ilru.org
www.ilru.org
 
 
Easter Seals Massachusetts (School transition services, assistive technology and augmentative communication assessments, therapy services, summer Camp, and low interest rate loans for assistive technology.) 484 Main Street
Worcester   MA   01608
(800) 244-2756
(508) 757-2756
 
 
kjoslin@eastersealsma.org
www.eastersealsma.org
 
 
Statewide Head Injury Program Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission 27 Wormwood Street, Fort Point Place, Suite 600
Boston   MA   02210
(800) 223-2559 (MA only)
(617) 204-3852 (V)
(617) 204-3817 (TTY)
 
debra.kamen@mrc.state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/mrc/ship/ship.htm
 
 
VSA arts of Massachusetts China Trade Center 2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston   MA   02116-9856
(617) 350-7713
(617) 350-6836 (TTY)
 
 
cjwashburn@vsamass.org
www.vsamass.org
 
 
To find out the contact information for centers for independent living (CILs) in your state, contact: National Council on Independent Living 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington   DC   20036
(202) 207-0334 (V)
(202) 207-0340 (TTY)
 
 
ncil@ncil.org
www.ncil.org
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