Links And Resources

Below are listed a number of organizations and state agencies that provide information regarding disabilities and supports.

MASSACHUSETTS STATE AGENCIES:

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
781-338-3300
www.doe.mass.edu

Department of Mental Health
617-626-8000
www.mass.gov/dds

Department of Developmental Services
617-727-5608
www.mass.gov/dmr

Department of Public Health
866-627-7968
www.mass.gov/dph

Department of Children and Families
800-792-5200 Child At Risk Hotline
800-632-8188 Parental Stress Hotline
www.mass.gov/dcf

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
800-392-6450
617-626-7650 (TTY)
www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mcb/

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
617-740-1800
www.mass.gov/mcdhh

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
617-770-7676
617-770-9499 (TTY)
www.mass.gov/mddc

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
617-204 3603 Ombudsperson
800-426-9009 Disabled Persons Protection Hotline
www.mass.gov/mrc

RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS

Asperger’s Association of New England
617-393-3824
www.aane.org

Autism Support Center (Danvers)
978-777-9135
http://www.ne-arcautismsupportcenter.org/

Federation for Children with Special Needs
617-236-7210
800-331-0688 (in MA)
www.fcsn.org

Learning Disabilities Worldwide
781-890-5399
www.ldworldwide.org

Mass Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (MASSPAC)
www.fcsn.org/masspac

New England Index
www.disabilityinfo.org

Parents Stress Line
1 800-632-8188
www.masskids.org