22.4. State Disability Resources
Adult Supported Living Program Overview
The Adult Supported Living Program enables individuals age 18 and over who have a physical disability in combination with a secondary disability to begin or continue living independently in the community with case coordination support. The program utilizes the independent living philosophy in which the individual consumer has the right and responsibility to take risks and make informed choices.
Assistive Technology Program
The Assistive Technology Program (ATP) is part of MRC's Community Services Program. Our goal is to improve the ability of individuals with significant disabilities to live independently through the use of assistive technology.
Division of State Parks and Recreation's Universal Access Program
Phone: (413) 545-5353
The Division of State Parks and Recreation's Universal Access Program is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts State Parks for visitors of all abilities.
Home Care Assistance Program
Phone: (800) 223-2559
The Home Care Assistance Program provides homemaker services to eligible disabled adults who are functionally limited in meeting their own nutritional and environmental needs. The assistance of a homemaker helps individuals maintain their independence in the community.
Home Modifications Loan Program
Phone: (617) 204-3739
Contact: Susan Gilliam
The HMLP provides loans for access modifications to the principal residence of elders, adults with disabilities and families with children.
Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry (MassAccess)
The Mass Accessible Housing Registry is a free program that helps people with disabilities find rental housing in Massachusetts, primarily accessible and barrier-free housing.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Phone: (800) 245-6543
MRC promotes dignity for individuals with disabilities through employment and independent living in the community.
MATCH is the official website of the Assistive Technology Act Program funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration and implemented by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. It provides comprehensive information about the availability and funding of assistive technology in Massachusetts.
- REquipment which offers free gently-used, refurbished wheelchairs and other DME to people who need it. Delivery is available.
- GetATstuff Massachusetts. Here you can look for or list Assistive Technology devices for sale or for free. This online public database reflects the inventory of devices currently available.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
MRC's Vocational Rehabilitation Program assists individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.