Regulatory Resources

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Disability Policy Consortium - The Disability Policy Consortium educates, connects, and organizes people with disabilities to participate in the electoral and legislative processes, to become active in their communities, and to advocate for justice and equality.

Massachusetts Architectural Access Board - The Architectural Access Board (AAB) is a regulatory agency within the Massachusetts Office of Public Safety.

Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) - Voice (617) 727-7440 - Provides free information, referral and advocacy services for people of any age with disabilities. Consumer empowerment funding to attend conferences and events.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) - Quincy MRC Area Office, Voice (617) 471-1600, TTY (617) 471-5059.

New England ADA & Accessible IT Center - Voice/TTY: (800) 949-4232, Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessible Information Technology.

New England Index at UMass/Shriver Center - Voice: (800) 642-0249, TTY: (800) 764-0200, Information & resources on Disabilities in Massachusetts.

Disabled Persons Protection Commission - 24-Hour Hotline to report abuse: 1-800-426-9009, Voice/TTY (888) 822-0350. The Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) is an independent state agency whose purpose is to investigate and remediate cases of abuse of the Commonwealth's most vulnerable citizens. DPPC's mission is to protect adults with disabilities from the abusive acts or omissions of their caregivers through investigation, oversight, public awareness and prevention.

Social Security Administration (SSA) - Tel. (617) 565-8797. SSA's online screening tool to assist with determining potential SSA eligibility.

Federal Disability Information - Designed as a one stop source of government info relevant to people with disabilities, their families, employers and service providers; it contains info on civil rights, education, employment, housing, healthcare, technology and transportation.

Disability Policy Consortium - 866-745-0917. Meetings, information sharing, legislative advocacy training, e-news.

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) - Provides Information on disabilities and disability related issues for families, educators and other professionals; focuses specifically on children and youth up to age 22.

Easter Seals - Newsletters, resources, legislative action alerts.

Invisible Disabilities Advocate - Offers articles, booklets, pamphlets, links & online support group.

Disability Scoop - Newsletter (free), updates of cases & news stories all over US.

Institute for Community Inclusion at University of Massachusetts Boston - Voice: (617) 287-4300, TTY: (617) 287-4350. ICI offers training, clinical, and employment services, conducts research, and provides assistance to organizations to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, and community activities.

The Council for Disability Awareness