Resources and Links for Families

Massachusetts State Agencies 

 

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 

Voice: (781) 338-3000         TTY: (800) 439 2370

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council 

Main (617) 770-7676         Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-5pm

Parent Stress Hotline

(800) 632-8188

Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Main: (617) 748-2000.         Mon-Fri: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Auto Attendant: 617-748-2400

Child-at-Risk Hotline

800-792-5200.         Open 24 hours to report child abuse and neglect

Department of Public Health (DPH)

Main (617) 624-6000         TTY/TDD (617) 624-6001

 

Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

Main (617) 727-5608.         Videophone (VP) (857) 366-4179

Department of Mental Health (DMH) 

Main (617) 626-8000.         Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Emergency/Crisis Line - Available 24 Hours (877) 382-1609

DMH Information and Resource Line Voicemail Box (800) 221-0053* 

*This voicemail box is checked regularly Mon-Fri. Calls are returned within 48 hours

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission 

(MRC) Main (617) 204-3600         Voice/TDD (800) 245-6543

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)

Main: (617) 727-5550        Mon-Fri: 8:45 am-5:00 pm

Toll Free (800) 392-6450

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MDCHH)

Main: 617-740-1600         Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

TTY 617-740-1700             VP 617-326-7546 

Front Desk: 800-882-1155.         TTY 800-530-7570

Massachusetts Disability Council (MDDC)

Main: (617) 770-7676Open M-F 9am-5pm

Private Resources 

Asperger’s Association of New England

(617) 393-3824

Autism Support Center (Danvers)

(978) 762-4878 (Northeast Arc)

Learning Disabilities Worldwide

MA Association of Special Education Parent Advisory Council (MASSPAC)

(617) 236-7210 (Voice and TTY) | (800) 331-0688 (Toll Free in MA)

The Arc of Massachusetts

P: (781) 891-6270         F: (781) 891-6271

Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN)  

(617) 236-7210         (800) 331-0688 (in MA)

Massachusetts Family Ties

(800) 905-TIES (8437)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)   

MA Phone: (617) 580-8541         MA Fax: (617) 580-8673

Aspergers/Autism Network

(617) 393-3824         info@aane.org

Autism Insurance Resource Center

(774) 455-4056         info@disabilityinfo.org

Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts 

(781) 891-6270         AFAMoffice@yahoo.com

New England Index ​ 

(800) 642-0249          Fax: 774-455-6565

Massachusetts Sibling Support Network

(617) 807-0558         info@masiblingsupport.org

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