MassOptions – A free resource online or phone resource that links seniors, people with disabilities, or caregivers to services that can help support independence. MassOptions specialists are available 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm, by calling toll-free at 1-844-422-6277, or through the website, using the online chat feature.
Mass. Rehabilitation Commission – MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community Services, and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs.
Assistive Technology / Able Data – Database on assistive technology sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the U.S. Department of Education. Information on 19,000 available products.
Assistive Technology / MassMatch – MassMATCH is the Commonwealth’s initiative to Maximize Assistive Technology (AT) in Consumer’s Hands. Through partnerships with community-based organizations, MassMATCH is currently creating new AT programs and working to coordinate AT services throughout the Commonwealth. MassMATCH is one of 56 state-level AT initiatives in the United States.
Assistive Technology / Massachusetts Assistive Technology Partnership – Monitored by Boston Children’s Hospital and administered by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Increases access to assistive technology and home modification. Includes, resources, funding sources, legal rights & advocacy, free services for senior’s with low vision, disability training and events, equipment loans.
Developmental Disabilities / ARC – Contains informational materials on mental retardation, aging issues, family supports. Links to local ARC chapters which have information on independent living skills training, job search, health care and supports for family members.
Home Modifications / Mass Rehabilitation Commission’s Program – A state-funded loan program that provides loans to elders and individuals with disabilities in order to make access and safety modifications to their residences in order for them to remain in their homes and live more independently in their communities.
Veterans / Paralyzed Veterans of America – Devoted to illnesses which leave people wheelchair bound, particularly spinal chord injuries and M.S. Menus for disability rights, health care, sports and recreation, publications and architecture are included. Assistance with the processing of VA claims.