State of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
DDS is dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities. Click for an introduction of services available through DDS.
Use this directory to find the DDS office closest to you.
Seven Hills Foundation
Seven Hills Foundation provides exceptional integrated clinical, educational and community based supports to children and adults with disabilities.
Seven Hills Locations
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
MRC is responsible for vocational rehabilitation services, community living services, and eligibility determination for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN)
Provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.
What we’ve learned: This organization works closely with state agencies and local organizations with one goal in mind. Helping families get empowered. FCSN is very active in our state and a must to save as a favorite, check back often as they offer educational workshops, a yearly conference in Boston and free consultation around the law of educational advocacy.
Family TIES of Massachusetts
One of many programs under the FCSN, all coordinators are parents with special needs. Family TIES offers free workshops on how to stay organized with the mounds of papers revolving the educational world. They offer resources and referrals throughout the state of Massachusetts. Family TIES is the central directly for Early Intervention.
What we’ve learned: These coordinators are connected throughout the state and can guide families directly to resources and can make direct referrals which can alleviate a lot of stress for families. Family TIES also can match parents to other parents facing similar challenges. The facet of information that Family TIES has to offer is second to none. They are funded by the Department of Public Health and work hand in hand in collaboration. Well known for their free resource guide with resources throughout the state, national and locally. Their website always has the most current version of their directory, but as a parent you can call to get a hard copy mailed.
Department of Public Health
The Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs works with families, providers, and others to support children and youth with special health needs ages birth to 22 and their families. This includes children and youth with chronic medical, physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions. They can help provide continuity of care for your family member.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
Programs funded by the Social Security Administration that provide benefits to eligible individuals with disabilities.
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
Applications for Disabled Parking are available at all branch locations, at the Medical Affairs office, Haymarket branch; and online. Complete the application and have it certified by a medical professional.
Massachusetts RMV FAQ
In Massachusetts, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are combined into one program called MassHealth. Call to enroll.
Kaileigh Mulligan Waiver
Enrollment Center 1-800-841-2900
The Kaileigh Mulligan Program provides MassHealth services and benefits to certain children with severe special needs who are over the income standards for MassHealth eligibility and require the same level of ongoing nursing and medical needs as a child living in a pediatric nursing home or hospital. There are currently 198 children enrolled in this program. To enroll, call the Mass Health Enrollment Center and ask for Kaileigh Mulligan; or talk to your child’s hospital social worker or case manager.