State Agency Links
►MassHealth - MassHealth is the single state agency in Massachusetts that administers Medicaid (Title XIX) and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (Title XXI). In Massachusetts, Medicaid and CHIP are combined into one program called MassHealth. MassHealth also manages the Insurance Partnership for small businesses.
►Insurance Partnership - The Insurance Partnership (IP) is a program that can help small businesses with uninsured employees pay for health insurance, including the self-employed. The Insurance Partnership is not a health plan. The Insurance Partnership helps pay for health insurance.
►Mass Architectural Access Board (AAB) - Includes complaint forms relating to handicapped accessible parking, building accessibility, sidewalks/curb cuts, telephone accessibility, and more. www.state.ma.us/aab/about.htm
►Mass Assistive Technology Partnership - Purpose of MATP is to increase access to assistive technology (i.e, any item, piece of equipment, or product system that helps make life easier for a person who has a disability, deafness, chronic illness, or who is elderly..these devices may range in complexity from a strip of velcro to a customized voice-activated computer) for people of all ages and disabilities. http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dds/assistive-technology.html
►Mass Assoc. for the Chemically Injured - A non-profit statewide support, education and referral organization for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity ( MCS ), for others who are sensitive to chemicals in the environment and for those who care about the prevention of chemical injuries. http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/maci/
►Mass Bay Transportation Authority - The MBTA is making transportation easy and accessible with services such as elevators, kneeling buses, commuter rail access and "the Ride." Persons with disabilities living in Massachusetts may qualify for a Statewide Transportation Access Pass. http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/accessible_services/
►Mass Comm. Against Discrimination - MCAD's mission is to ensure equality of opportunity by enforcing MA anti-discrimination laws through the resolution of complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, services, credit and education. www.state.ma.us/mcad/
►Mass Comm. for the Blind - - Offers vocational rehab, independent living social services, home care and respite assistance, radio reading programs, resource information, community systems advocacy, and residential and day services. MCB provides, among other services, after-school recreation and socialization programs for blind children, aged 7 to 12, in four geographic areas. www.state.ma.us/mcb/
►Mass Comm. for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Advocates for, provides and coordinates public policies, regulations and programs to provide full and equal opportunity for deaf, late deafened and hard of hearing people in MA. MCDHH works to improve communication accessibility and quality of existing services, to deliver certain specialized services, to promote or deliver necessary new services, and to assist other state agencies in delivery of services to deaf, late deafened and hard of hearing people. www.state.ma.us/mcdhh/
►Mass Developmental Disabilities Council - Works to bring people with developmental disabilities and their families together with policy makers to advocate on their own behalf. A "developmental disability," as defined in federal law, is a severe, chronic, often lifelong disability that causes substantial limitations in several major life activities such as: self care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, the capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency. www.state.ma.us/mddc/
►Mass Disabled Jurors - the court system is making every effort to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for disabled jurors. If a prospective juror notifies the Office of Jury Commissioner in advance, attempts will be made to establish a reasonable accommodation. www.state.ma.us/courts/jury/otherwis.htm
►Mass Disabled Persons Protection Commission - Mission is to protect adults with disabilities from abusive acts and omissions of their caregivers through investigation, oversight, public awareness, and prevention. www.state.ma.us/dppc/
►MassHealth - MassHealth pays for health care for certain low- and medium-income people living in Massachusetts who are under age 65 and who are not living in nursing homes or other long-term-care facilities.
►Mass Home Modification Funding Sources for Individuals - Modifying a home so that a person with a disability may live alone or with his or her family can be a costly proposition. This link is intended to provide information on grants, loans and tax deductions. Some of the funding and loan sources also provide design and cost estimating services.
►Mass Network of Information Providers for People with Disabilities - MNIP is a collaborative effort of over thirty nonprofit agencies in Massachusetts. The members of the Network share INDEX databases. A call to one MNIP member agency provides you with access to the expertise of the entire network. www.disabilityinfo.org
►Massachusetts Office on Disability - MOD strives to bring about full and equal participation of people with disabilities by working to assure advancement of legal rights and promotion of opportunities, supportive services, accommodations and accessibility in a manner which fosters dignity and self determination. www.state.ma.us/mod/
►Mass Office on Health and Disability (OHD) - The mission of OHD is to promote the health and well being of people with disabilities in Massachusetts and to prevent secondary conditions. This mission reflects the understanding that disability need not equal poor health; prevention and health promotion are as relevant for persons with disabilities as for those without disabilities; and most secondary conditions or other health problems to which persons with disabilities may be vulnerable, but which do not directly reflect their disabling conditions, are preventable. http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/community-health/health-disability/health-and-disability.html
►Mass Rehabilitation Commission MRC assists those with disabilities to live independently and to work. MRC is the agency responsible for vocational rehab services, independent living services, and for eligibility determination for the SSI/SSDI (federal) benefits programs for MA citizens with disabilities. http://www.state.ma.us/mrc/