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provides services so children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
Waypoint’s Mission is to help youth and adults with disabilities discover their purpose, talents and strengths through the transforming power of adventure.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
empowers young people with disabilities to reach their personal, educational and career goals by providing high quality one-to-one and group mentoring programs.
Disability Resource for Pediatrics
From UMass Medical School’s Lamar Soutter Library – Helps healthcare professionals and caregivers better understand and advocate; be aware of support systems, and be informed of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and school issues.
Find an Accessible Playground
MA Summer Camps and Camp Fairs
Summer Fun Camp Directory
from the Federation for Children with Special Needs
18? Section 8!
How to Apply for Section 8 when turning 18 (MA)
Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive
Parenting Tips, Treatments, and Services
Communicating with an Autistic Child: A Parent’s Guide
from WiseOldSayings.com has many useful resources.
MASS General Aspire
Programs for high cognitive autism spectrum disorder
Directory of Services and Supports
Individualized Educational Program (IEP) Guide
Education through High School
MA Department of Special Education
policy, guidelines and resources for administrators, teachers and parents.
Special Education Advocacy
links to a variety of advocacy and disability rights organizations.
Office of Digital Learning
Parent and Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
from U.S. Dept. of Education
about the rights of public elementary and secondary students with hearing, vision or speech disabilities to effective communication.
ADA National Network
Postsecondary Institutions and Students with Disabilities
Exams and Courses
National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
Transition – from High School to College or Work
Turning 22 Independent Living Program
MA Rehabilitation Commission
Youth on the Move
has a good roadmap for Transition by the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Center on Technology and Disability
Transition Tool Kit
by Autism Speaks! – This guide assists families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.
Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology
defines the steps needed for a successful transition.
Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC) prepares young people with disabilities to be actively engaged community leaders through education, leadership development and community service.
Going to College
Practical Guide for People with Disabilities Who Want to Go To College
Autism NOW Transition Planning
Transition to College
Applying, Visiting Colleges, and Choosing a College
Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Program
website about learning disabilities and adhd
List of Questions about AT Resources
to ask colleges before making a final decision on where to attend.
Prepare Students for College
from the University of Washington. The resources include deciding what to study, where and how to apply, and how to fund an education, among many other helpful topics.
We Connect Now
is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
has lots of information on college options for people with intellectual disabilities.
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
includes details about the obligations of a post-secondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability. by The Office for Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education
College Resources for Students with Disabilities
from Affordable Colleges Online
Scholarships and Grants for Students with Disabilities
2018 Best Online Schools for Students with Disabilities
From Guide to Online Schools
Transition to Work
School Days to Pay Days – An Employment Planning Guide for Families of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Career Assistance for People with Autism
for parents of children with visual impairments.
Rocking the Cradle – Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children
A Toolkit for Parents with Disabilities from the National Council on Disability
Family Ties of Massachusetts
parent-to-parent support, information and referral services, and workshops in caring for children with special needs.
is downloadable (and large).
Federation for Children with Special Needs
parents and parent organizations work together for children with special needs and families. Organized in 1975 as a coalition of parent groups representing children with a variety of disabilities, the Federation offers workshops and training, advocacy and resources to parents of children with special needs and the professionals who serve them.
Parent / Professional Advocacy League
(PPAL) is a MA organization that promotes a strong voice for families of children and adolescents with mental health needs. PPAL advocates for supports, treatment and policies that enable families to live in their communities.
The Parents’ How-to Guide to Children’s Mental Health Services in Massachusetts
is by the Boston Bar Association with support from Children’s Hospital to help parents in Massachusetts find the child mental health services and resources their children need.
- Assistive Technology
- Comprehensive Databases and Websites
- Independent Living Centers
- Mental Health
- PCA and Homemaking
- Sports, Life and Leisure
- State of Massachusetts
- U. S. Government
- Utilities, Phones, Furniture and More