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A Guide to Resources for People With Disabilities


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Online Catalog

Look for books, videos, and other materials on disabilities in our online catalog: Search for specific disabilities by entering the topic, such as deafness, into the keyword search box or stop by the Reference Desk and a Reference Librarian will find the resources you need.

National Internet Resources

American Association of People with Disabilities
AAPD does not provide services to individuals with disabilities but organizes the disability community for social, political and economic change.
800-840-8844 (Toll Free V/TTY)
Provides national and state information for people with disabilities on topics, including civil rights, community life, education, employment, and housing.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is a nonprofit organization that provides medical and legislative advocacy, employment, social support, and transportation services.
(859) 441-7300 (V)

Government Benefits

A complete list of federal and state benefits with a confidential prescreening tool to determine which benefits you may qualify to receive.

Learning Disabilities Online
The leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.

National Center for Independent Living

NCIL advanced independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy.
877-525-3400 (Toll Free V/TTY)

National Organization on Disability

The NOD researches, develops and demostrates creative approaches to disability employment issues.
646-505-1191 Ext. 122 (V)

Regional Internet Resources:
An information site that directs people to services for people with disabilities in Massachusetts.  You can search by disability or by location.

DRM guide to disability resources in Massachusetts

Links to almost 50 categories of disabilities organizations in Massachusetts.

Federation for Children with Special Needs

Parent and parent organizations who work together on behalf of children with special needs in Massachusetts.

Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)

This group supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community, advocating for personal choice, self-determination, and social and economic justice. Based at the University of Massachusetts Boston with additional offices at Children's Hospital Boston.
Voice:(617) 287-4300; TTY: (617) 287-4350

New England ADA & Accessible IT Center

The center facilitates voluntary and effective compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
1-800-949-4232 (Voice/TTY)


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