22.5. Additional Programs or Resources
Adaptive Sports New England
The mission of Adaptive Sports New England is to increase participation
in sports among New England youth and young adults who have visual or
All Out Adventures
Phone: (413) 527-8980
All Out Adventures is committed to providing year-round inclusive outdoor programming in the New England region. Our summer programs take us out on pristine lakes and into tranquil forests. When the snow falls, our winter programs create opportunities to enjoy the outdoors during the colder months.
Commonwealth Community Care (Formerly Boston's Community Medical Group)
Phone: (800) 442-0520 Voice: (617) 638-7062
A not for profit, primary medical group providing comprehensive, primary care for adult persons living with complex phyical disabilities.
Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD)
Phone: (800) 541-0282
The Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) has been aggressively working since 1984 to advance the independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing people, into mainstream society.
Community Boating, Inc.
Phone: (617) 523-1038 Ext. 23
Contact: Marcin Kunicki
CBI developed adaptive sailboats, and equipment to serve individuals with special needs! Persons with disabilities and their guests will have the use of accessible sailboats and transfer equipment, staff assistance to get in and out of the boats, and sailing instruction.
Disability Law Center
Phone: (800) 872-9992
The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the Protection and Advocacy agency for Massachusetts. DLC is a private, non-profit organization responsible for providing protection and advocacy for the rights of Massachusetts residents with disabilities.
Family TIES of Massachusetts
Phone: (800) 905-8437
Family TIES of Massachusetts is a statewide information and parent-to-parent support project for families of children with special needs and chronic illness.
Good News Garage
Phone: (877) 448-3288
The Good News Garage Donated Vehicle Program, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), provides refurbished donated vehicles to people with disabilities in Massachusetts who otherwise could not afford to purchase their own. Cars will be used to transport the client to employment.
The Help A Little One Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children with neurological impairment. H.A.L.O. fulfills requests that enrich or make life easier for children in pediatric nursing homes and supports families who care for their children at home.
Institute for Community Inclusion
Phone: (617) 287-4300
ICI is committed to developing resources and supports for people with disabilities and their families, fostering interdependence, productivity, and inclusion in school and community settings.
Phone: (781) 828-3233 Ext. 203
Journey Forward is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury through an intense exercise program.
Legal Planning for Special Needs In Massachusetts: A Family Guide to SSI, Guardianship, and Estate Planning
A practical guide to legal planning for parents of children with special needs. In a relaxed, conversational style, Attorney Barbara D. Jackins explains the essentials of SSI, guardianship, and estate planning when there is a family member with a disability. Although some of the materials are specific to Massachusetts, most of the strategies discussed are valid in any state.
Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry
The MassAccess Housing Registry helps people to find affordable housing in Massachusetts. A key feature of the Registry is to highlight homes for people with disabilities who need accessible or barrier-free housing.
Phone: (508) 775-8300
Contact: Jocelyn French/Pam Burkley
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Phone: (617) 556-4075
Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. (PYD) is committed to empowering young people with disabilities to reach their full potential for personal development. We do this by providing high quality one-to-one and group mentoring programs where adult mentors with disabilities act as positive role models and provide support, understanding and guidance for youth as they strive to reach their personal, educational and career goals.
PATH-WAY Providing Access to Happiness Scholarship
PATH-WAY is a not-for-profit organization created, designed, organized and committed to elevating the lives of individuals with varying degrees of abilities. Scholarship recipients must have a physical disability, which may include but not limited to, neuromuscular disorders or musculoskeletal impairments such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, SMA, dystonia, osteogenesis imperfecta, spinal cord injury, or amputee and must be a resident of MA, NH, or ME.
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts
Phone: (617) 244-5552
PLAN of Massachusetts provides planning and trust management services that ensure that the financial, social, and legal needs of individuals with disabilities are met now and in the future.
The Rewarding Work website gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff. You can get names, contact information, and availability of direct care workers and agencies that provide respite services or personal care, review their experience, and learn if they are available to work mornings, days, evenings, overnight, or weekends.