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Arthritis Resurces in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
Disablilty information
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Arthritis Foundation
Massachusetts Chapter

29 Crafts St.
Newton, Massachusetts 02158-1287
Toll Free: 800-766-9449
Fax: 617-558-7686
Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 (Eastern)
E-mail: [email protected]


Arthritis Massachusetts - Disablilty information

Center for Applied Special Technology -
Researches and develops assistive technology solutions for disabled individuals.
Massachusetts Assistive Technology Partnership, Boston -
Provides access to assistive technology through information, referral, training, technical assistance, advocacy.
Family Voices -
Provides education and support for the families of children with special health care needs.
Federation for Children with Special Needs -
Provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.
The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. -
Provides help to other families facing childhood autism through support and education.
Time Out for Families -
Provides support to the families of behaviorally challenged children through an internet discussion forum.
Institute for Community Inclusion -
Develops resources and supports for people with disabilities and their families, fostering independence, productivity, and inclusion in school and community settings.
Massachusetts Special Olympics -
Provides sports training and athletic competition for individuals with mental retardation or developmental disabilities.
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind -
Works in partnership with legally blind individuals to reach their goals of independence and participation in their communities.
Von Hippel-Lindau Family Alliance -
Dedicated to improving diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for individuals and families affected by von Hippel-Lindau disease.
Alternative Leisure Company and Trips Unlimited -
Provides a wide variety of safe and fun programs, trips and camps for people with disabilities.
Massachusetts Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils -
A grass roots organization for Special Education Parent Advisory Councils which promotes advocacy for their children who have special needs and learning disabilities. Also provides an internet discussion forum for the parents of special needs children.
Massachusetts State Resources -
A directory of disability resources available through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Learning Disabilities Association of Massachusetts (LDAM) -
Advances educational opportunities for adults and children with learning disabilities through information, resources, community awareness, and political advocacy.
Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools -
Provides a directory of Special Education Chapter 766 approved private schools in Massachusetts.
Family Ties of Massachusetts -
Provides information and support by and for families of children with special needs.
Very Special Arts Massachusetts, Boston -
A non-profit organization which seeks to create and promote opportunities in the arts and cultural mainstream for people with disabilities.
Outdoor Explorations -
Provides inclusive outdoor adventure opportunities for people with or without disabilities.
The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities - Massachusetts -
Provides information about disability resources and offers fact sheets relating to all types of disability issues including how to maximize state resources.
Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation 
Provides services to developmentally disabled individuals through assistance in job placement, transportation, residential services, or intense levels of treatment, monitoring and care.
Moray Wheels -
A non-profit SCUBA club made up of able-bodied and physically disabled divers which also provides diving instruction to disabled individuals.
Massachusetts Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association -
Provides information, referral and support for people dealing with Tourette Sydrome.
First Signs, Inc. -
Provides information for parents, physicians and other childhood professionals about healthy development, including developmental milestones and the warning signs of developmental disorders. Also promotes early identification and intervention of social, emotional, communication, behavioral disorders.
Special Needs Planning - Beyond Wills and Trusts -
Provides future planning for families of disabled individuals. Services include consultation to guide families in maximizing public and private financial, social and medical resources. Also includes a free Letter of Intent form and many links for web sites which address future planning issues.
Charles River Arc -
Serves people with developmental disabilities through family support, day and vocational programs, community residential programs, respite care and special events. Serves the Needham, Newton, and West suburban area.
The DRM Regional Resources Directory-Massachusetts -
Provides a directory of disability resources.
Seaside Education Associates -
Provides a wide range of training and technical assistance services for people with disabilities, their family members and professional support personnel.
Visually Impaired Blind User Group -
Provides information to advance access by visually impaired and blind persons to the world of computer applications.
Parents For Residential Reform -
A grass-roots parent support organization for parents of children with special needs served in residential settings.
Health Care Exchange Initiative -
Provides services to encourage care giver collaboration, enhance community-based care, and educate care givers about stress management.
Motion Automotive Specialty -
Provides custom vehicle adaptations to meet the specific needs of the disabled user. Located in Brimfield Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council -
Enhances independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities by promoting self-advocacy, and the development and maintenance of strong coalitions.
Independant Living Centers 
A directory of independent living centers.
Toward Independent Living and Learning -
Offers residential services, support services and vocational services to promote the independence of disabled adults.
WORK, Inc. -
Provides rehabilitation services, develops community based employment and other programs for individuals with disabilities. Located in Quincy Massachusetts.
Seven Hills Foundation -
Offers advocacy, residential and home care, supportive living options, transportation, respite services, therapeutic and social recreation programs, and associated services. Located in Worcester Massachusetts.
New England INDEX -
Offers a comprehensive, searchable directory of disability resources and provides free access to information specialists when a customized search is required. This is the first site to visit when searching for disability resources.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Massachusetts -
Provides information, support and referral services to individuals with various forms of mental illness and their families.
Genesis Fund -
Sponsors clinics and therapeutic recreational programs for the benefit of children born with birth defects, genetic diseases and mental retardation.
Arc Massachusetts -
Provides information, advocacy and support for people dealing with developmental disabilities. Serves as the grassroots organization for all of the ARCs in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress -
Provide information and resources to parents, professionals, self-advocates and all people who wish to gain a further understanding of Down syndrome.
Greater Boston Arc -
Serves individuals dealing with developmental disabilities through educational advocacy, family support, corporate guardianship, after school programs and recreation programs. Serves the greater Boston area.
Jonathan Cole Mental Health Consumer Resource -
Offers mental health brochures, books, audio and video tapes, professional articles, and assistance from people who have faced similar mental health issues.
Community Gateway -
Provides disability resources, fact sheets about disability issues, event calendars for various disability organizations, disability books and an on-line discussion group.
Citizens League for Adult Special Services--CLASS Inc. -
Provides job training and placement, on site production work, day habilitation and other services to assist developmentally disabled adults to integrate with the community.
Community Resources For People With Autism -
Provides information and resources to assist families, individuals, schools, and agencies throughout Western Massachusetts concerned with the welfare of children with autism.
Framingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council -
Provides parental input into the planning and programs in the special education department of the town school district.
The Learning Lab @ Lesley University -
Provides neuro-psycological assessments, tutoring and an on-line case management service.
Massachusetts Alzheimer's Association -
Provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with dementia, family members and professionals.
Eastern Massachusetts Association for Retarded Citizens -
Serves developmentally disabled individuals and their families through employment services, day support programs, recreation programs and family support. Serves the Middlessex area.
Triangle, Inc. -
Assists people with disabilities by providing vocational evaluation and training, employment, social development, and residential services to support full integration into the community.
Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Council -
Provides information, support, and resources for the Concord special education community.
Riverside Industries -
Promotes the inclusion of disabled individuals into the community through job placement, supported employment, and supported living. Located in Western Massachusetts.
Greater Waltham Arc -
Serves individuals dealing with developmental disabilities through life skills training, employment services, family support, recreation, and inclusive summer camp programs. Serves the Eastern Middlesex County area.
Arc of North Central -
Serves people with developmental disabilities through vocational services, day programs, children's services, supervised work programs, recreation, advocacy, family support and special events. Serves north central region.
Child Care Circuit -
Provides information and referral to parents or guardians of disabled children seeking child care.
Southern Norfolk County Association for Retarded Citizens -
Provides advocacy, support and services to developmentally disabled individuals and their families.
Sharon Special Education Parent Advisory Council -
Provides advocacy, support and information for the parents of children with special needs who reside in Sharon Massachusetts.
Let Them Ask -
A disability awareness program which features school presentations by disabled presenters. The presenters encourage the children to ask them about their disabilities.
LD Onine Massachusetts State Resources -
Provides a directory of resources for people dealing with learning disabilities.
Massachusetts Disabled Children, Inc. -
Assists families with the process of making their homes and vehicles accessible to their disabled children.
Newton Special Education Parents Association -
Information and support for the special education community of Newton.
Brookline Special Education Parent Advisory Council -
Sponsors workshops, informational meetings, discussion groups, and legislative lobbying efforts to improve special education in Brookline.
Massachusetts State Resources for Literacy and Learning Disabilities -
Provides a directory of resources related to literacy and learning disabilites.
Delta Projects, Inc. 
Provides residential supports, job coach services, and transportation services for adults with developmental disabilities or behavioral challenges. Also provides day and overnight respite services for children with learning and behavioral challenges.
Medway -
A group of parents of special needs students and other interested parties that meet for the purpose of planning, development, and evaluation of special education programs.
A private, nonprofit organization that provides vocational and social programs for individuals with disabilities. Serving the towns of Taunton, Raynham, Middleborough, Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Norton, Rehoboth, Brockton, Seekonk, Wareham, Bridgewater, Lakeville, North Attleboro and Foxborough.
Latham Centers -
A non-profit agency in Brewster providing residential care for young people requiring special assistance. Includes descriptions of various programs.
Wild Carrots 
Provides horseback riding for disabled individuals.
Lifeworks -
Teaches living skills, social skills and vocational skills to assist developmentally disabled adults to integrate with the community. Located in Norwood, Westwood and West Roxbury Massachusetts.
Massachusetts State Resources for Autism 
Provides a directory of disability resources available to individuals dealing with autism.
Autism Support Center -
Provides information and support to parents or professionals dealing with autism, pervasive developmental disorder(pdd), or Asperger's disorder. Support is provided through a lending library, flexible funding, home visits, training, consultation, support groups, the community connections program and a newsletter.
Let's Empower -
Informs families, professionals, community members and people with disabilities about educational opportunities related to mental retardation in the Metro Region area of the Department of Mental Retardation (DMR).
Disability Law Center 
Provides free legal assistance and information to people with disabilities throughout Massachusetts.
Advocacy Communication Project -
Promotes self advocacy and communication among people of all types of disabilities by providing access to voice based communications, voice based email, and typed communication. Voice technology allows people who can not read or write to communicate with each other through the internet.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center - http://www.Shriver.Org/
Provides a range of services from pre-natal diagnostic testing to person-centered planning for older adults with mental retardation.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) -
Provides public vocational rehabilitation, independent living and disability determination services.
Massachusetts Respite Programs -
Provides a list of programs that provide respite for the care givers of disabled children and/or adults.
Massachusetts Association for the Parents of the Visually Impaired -
Provides information and resources relating to visually impaired children.
Community Outreach Learning Experiences, Inc. -
Provides services to afford children diagnosed on the autism spectrum opportunities to integrate with both school and the community.
Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change -
A grassroots coalition of families with children and adults who have disabilities and/or chronic illness with the conviction that family and individual support can be comprehensive and flexible.
Massachusetts Statewide Employment Service (SES) -
Administers programs and provides supports to assist people with severe disabilities to obtain and retain meaningful community based employment.
Massachusetts Disability Resource Exchange 
Provides on-line information and support to the caregivers of disabled individuals through an internet discussion group, and a directory of disability resources. The directory also provides information about local disability support groups.
Adaptive Environments Center, Inc. -
Promotes accessibility through education programs, technical assistance, training, consulting, publications and design advocacy.

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Massachusetts Arthritis Walk

Join the Team for a Cure! Help the Arthritis Foundation take steps toward fighting arthritis

Joints in Motion

Joints in motion is a walking or running training program that raises money for the Arthritis Foundation.

New England Young Adult Arthritis Network

The New England Young Adult Arthritis Network is a free discussion board, designed to help young adults (age 18-40) with arthritis or other forms of rheumatic disease.

Arthritis Massachusetts - Assisted Living

Eagle Pond Rehabilitation and Living Center -
Cape Cod based facility with specialized programs in short-term and outpatient rehabilitation, post-hospital sub-acute skilled nursing, and temporary respite care.
Salmon Family of Services -
Providers of senior housing, skilled nursing, and health care services in Massachusetts.
Jewish Rehabilitation Center for Aged -
Information about this not-for-profit organization on the North Shore offering residential skilled nursing care, Alzheimer's care, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, and an adult day center.
Woodbridge Assisted Living -
Details about this not-for-profit facility which provides rental apartments, kosher food and services for seniors in a woodland setting in Peabody.
Carleton-Willard Village -
Not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Bedford, Mass., founded in 1894 offering independent housing, assisted living, nursing and rehabilitation services.
Tri-Valley Elder Services -
A private non-profit agency providing information for seniors, referrals for seniors and families, and care management services in south central Massachusetts.
Milton Residences for the Elderly -
Assisted living and community based care in Milton, MA.
Elizabeth Calsey House -
Offers a tour of this Amesbury based residence.
Community Family Alzheimer's Day Care -
Offers a list of locations in Massachusetts, FAQs, activities and the services provided.
TLC Senior Solutions -
TLC Senior Solutions provides affordable solution for individuals and couples who have some difficulty in managing their daily routine of life but who prefer to remain at-home and live independently. We provide non-medical services, which can greatly enhance your quality of life.
A. Franchi Health Care -
Offering rehabilitation centers and nursing home care.
New England Deaconess Association -
Compassionate care for the elderly. Certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Concord, Magnolia and Northampton, MA.

Arthritis Massachusetts- Hospice

Community Nurse Association Of Fairhaven -
Providing hospice services to the Greater New Bedford area.
Old Colony Hospice -
A Stoughton, Massachusetts hospice care center providing hospice care and care for all end-stage diseases and illnesses.





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