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Arthritis Resurces in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
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Massachusetts Arthritis Walk
29 Crafts St.
Newton, Massachusetts 02158-1287
Toll Free: 800-766-9449
Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 (Eastern)
E-mail: [email protected]thritis.org
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. - http://www.dougflutiejrfoundation.org/
Provides help to other families facing childhood autism through support
|Time Out for Families - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/timeoutforfamilies/
Provides support to the families of behaviorally challenged children
through an internet discussion forum.
for Community Inclusion - http://www.childrenshospital.org/ici/
Develops resources and supports for people with disabilities and their
families, fostering independence, productivity, and inclusion in school and community
Special Olympics - http://www.specialolympicsma.org
Provides sports training and athletic competition for individuals with
mental retardation or developmental disabilities.
Commission for the Blind - http://www.state.ma.us/mcb/
Works in partnership with legally blind individuals to reach their goals
of independence and participation in their communities.
|Von Hippel-Lindau Family
Alliance - http://www.vhl.org
Dedicated to improving diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for
individuals and families affected by von Hippel-Lindau disease.
Leisure Company and Trips Unlimited - http://www.alctrips.com/index.htm
Provides a wide variety of safe and fun programs, trips and camps for
people with disabilities.
Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils - http://www.masspac.org/
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
State Resources -
A directory of disability resources available through the Commonwealth of
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities - Massachusetts - http://www.nichcy.org/stateshe/ma.htm
Provides information about disability resources and offers fact sheets
relating to all types of disability issues including how to maximize state resources.
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 - http://www.MorayWheels.org/
A non-profit SCUBA club made up of able-bodied and physically disabled
divers which also provides diving instruction to disabled individuals.
Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association - http://world.std.com/~rongood/tsa_mass.html
Provides information, referral and support for people dealing with
|First Signs, Inc. - http://www.firstsigns.org
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.
Needs Planning - Beyond Wills and Trusts - http://www.specialneedsplanning.com/
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 - http://www.crarc.org
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 - http://www.disabilityresources.org/MASSACHUSETTS.html
Provides a directory of disability resources.
Associates - http://www.seaside.org
Provides a wide range of training and technical assistance services for
people with disabilities, their family members and professional support personnel.
Impaired Blind User Group - http://www.vibug.org/index.html
Provides information to advance access by visually impaired and blind
persons to the world of computer applications.
|Parents For Residential
Reform - http://www.pfrr.org
A grass-roots parent support organization for parents of children with
special needs served in residential settings.
|Health Care Exchange
Initiative - http://www.HCEI.org
Provides services to encourage care giver collaboration, enhance
community-based care, and educate care givers about stress management.
Automotive Specialty - http://www.motionautomotive.com
Provides custom vehicle adaptations to meet the specific needs of the
disabled user. Located in Brimfield Massachusetts.
Developmental Disabilities Council - http://www.state.ma.us/mddc/
Enhances independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people
with developmental disabilities by promoting self-advocacy, and the development and
maintenance of strong coalitions.
Living Centers -
A directory of independent living centers.
Living and Learning - http://www.tillinc.org/
Offers residential services, support services and vocational services to
promote the independence of disabled adults.
|WORK, Inc. - http://www.workinc.org/
Provides rehabilitation services, develops community based employment and
other programs for individuals with disabilities. Located in Quincy Massachusetts.
Foundation - http://www.sevenhills.org/
Offers advocacy, residential and home care, supportive living options,
transportation, respite services, therapeutic and social recreation programs, and
associated services. Located in Worcester Massachusetts.
INDEX - http://www.disabilityinfo.org
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 - http://www.namimass.org/
Provides information, support and referral services to individuals with
various forms of mental illness and their families.
|Genesis Fund - http://www.thegenesisfund.org/
Sponsors clinics and therapeutic recreational programs for the benefit of
children born with birth defects, genetic diseases and mental retardation.
|Arc Massachusetts - http://www.arcmass.org/
Provides information, advocacy and support for people dealing with
developmental disabilities. Serves as the grassroots organization for all of the ARCs in
Syndrome Congress - http://www.mdsc.org/
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 - http://www.gbarc.org/
Serves individuals dealing with developmental disabilities through
educational advocacy, family support, corporate guardianship, after school programs and
recreation programs. Serves the greater Boston area.
Cole Mental Health Consumer Resource - http://www.coleresourcecenter.org/
Offers mental health brochures, books, audio and video tapes, professional
articles, and assistance from people who have faced similar mental health issues.
Gateway - http://www.communitygateway.org/
Provides disability resources, fact sheets about disability issues, event
calendars for various disability organizations, disability books and an on-line discussion
|Citizens League for
Adult Special Services--CLASS Inc. - http://www.classinc.org
Provides job training and placement, on site production work, day
habilitation and other services to assist developmentally disabled adults to integrate
with the community.
Resources For People With Autism - http://www.crocker.com/~crautism/
Provides information and resources to assist families, individuals,
schools, and agencies throughout Western Massachusetts concerned with the welfare of
children with autism.
Special Education Parent Advisory Council - http://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/SPED/pac.htm
Provides parental input into the planning and programs in the special
education department of the town school district.
Lab @ Lesley University - http://www.lesley.edu/learninglab
Provides neuro-psycological assessments, tutoring and an on-line case
Alzheimer's Association - http://www.alzmass.org
Provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with dementia,
family members and professionals.
Association for Retarded Citizens - http://www.theemarc.org/
Serves developmentally disabled individuals and their families through
employment services, day support programs, recreation programs and family support. Serves
the Middlessex area.
|Triangle, Inc. - http://www.triangle-inc.org/
Assists people with disabilities by providing vocational evaluation and
training, employment, social development, and residential services to support full
integration into the community.
Special Education Parent Advisory Council - http://concordspedpac.org/index.htm
Provides information, support, and resources for the Concord special
|Riverside Industries - http://www.rsi.org/
Promotes the inclusion of disabled individuals into the community through
job placement, supported employment, and supported living. Located in Western
|Greater Waltham Arc - http://www.gwarc.org/
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 - http://arcofnorthcentral.org/
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.
Circuit - http://www.childcarecircuit.org/
Provides information and referral to parents or guardians of disabled
children seeking child care.
|Southern Norfolk County
Association for Retarded Citizens - http://www.sncarc.org/
Provides advocacy, support and services to developmentally disabled
individuals and their families.
Education Parent Advisory Council - http://www.ssepac.org/
Provides advocacy, support and information for the parents of children
with special needs who reside in Sharon Massachusetts.
A disability awareness program which features school presentations by
disabled presenters. The presenters encourage the children to ask them about their
|LD Onine Massachusetts
State Resources - http://www.ldonline.org/finding_help/local_org/mass.html
Provides a directory of resources for people dealing with learning
Children, Inc. - http://www.mdckids.org
Assists families with the process of making their homes and vehicles
accessible to their disabled children.
Special Education Parents Association - http://www.newtonpublicschools.com/id142.htm
Information and support for the special education community of Newton.
|Medway - http://www.medwaypac.org
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
|PRIDE - http://www.pride-inc.org/
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 - http://www.lathamcenters.org/
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 - http://www.lifewks.org/
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.
Center - http://www2.shore.net/~nsarc
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.
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).
Law Center -
Provides free legal assistance and information to people with disabilities
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.
Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) - http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/mrc/mrc.htm
Provides public vocational rehabilitation, independent living and
disability determination services.
Respite Programs - http://www.chtop.com/m2states.htm
Provides a list of programs that provide respite for the care givers of
disabled children and/or adults.
Association for the Parents of the Visually Impaired - http://www.viguide.com/mapvi
Provides information and resources relating to visually impaired children.
Outreach Learning Experiences, Inc. - http://members.aol.com/learncole
Provides services to afford children diagnosed on the autism spectrum
opportunities to integrate with both school and the community.
Families Organizing for Change - http://www.communitygateway.org/mfofc
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.
Statewide Employment Service (SES) - http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/mrc/oes/
Administers programs and provides supports to assist people with severe
disabilities to obtain and retain meaningful community based employment.
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.
Center, Inc. - http://www.adaptenv.org/
Promotes accessibility through education programs, technical assistance,
training, consulting, publications and design advocacy.
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New England Young Adult Arthritis Network
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- Assisted Living
Rehabilitation and Living Center - http://www.eaglepond.com
Cape Cod based facility with specialized programs in short-term and
outpatient rehabilitation, post-hospital sub-acute skilled nursing, and temporary respite
|Salmon Family of
Services - http://www.salmonfamily.com
Providers of senior housing, skilled nursing, and health care services in
Rehabilitation Center for Aged - http://www.jrcnorthshore.org/
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.
Assisted Living - http://www.woodbridgeassistedliving.org/
Details about this not-for-profit facility which provides rental
apartments, kosher food and services for seniors in a woodland setting in Peabody.
Village - http://www.carleton-willard.org
Not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Bedford, Mass.,
founded in 1894 offering independent housing, assisted living, nursing and rehabilitation
|Tri-Valley Elder Services - http://www.tves.org
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 - http://www.mreinc.org
Assisted living and community based care in Milton, MA.
Calsey House - http://www.elizabethcalseyhouse.com/
Offers a tour of this Amesbury based residence.
Family Alzheimer's Day Care - http://www.communityfamily.org
Offers a list of locations in Massachusetts, FAQs, activities and the
Solutions - http://www.tlcseniorsolutions.com
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.
Health Care - http://www.afranchihealth.com
Offering rehabilitation centers and nursing home care.
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
Association Of Fairhaven - http://www.communitynurse.com/
Providing hospice services to the Greater New Bedford area.
Hospice - http://www.oldcolonyhospice.org/
A Stoughton, Massachusetts hospice care center providing hospice care and
care for all end-stage diseases and illnesses.