WCI is dedicated to providing homes, and employment opportunities to people with a range of developmental and intellectual disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism and acquired brain injury.
610 Lincoln St, Waltham, MA 02451 (781) 899-8220
ARC of Massachusetts
Offers programs and sustainable support systems for people with disabilities.
217 South St
Waltham, MA, 02453
Social Security Offers an online disability application you can complete at your convenience and is funded by the Social Security Administration providing beneﬁts to eligible individuals with disabilities.
For information, demonstration, or funding for medical equipment, wheelchairs, computers, or any other assistive technology.
877-508-3974 -Toll Free
The Hope Center
A community center that provides supportive, peer-run social opportunities for people with disabilities.
DMH Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center
25 Staniford St
Boston, MA, 02114
617-626-8687- phone is kept on silent so as not to disturb the participants in the activities but the messages are frequently checked.
Only for clients with major mental illness or developmental disabilities who have been found eligible by DMH (Department of Mental Health) or DDS (Department of Developmental Services). Offers mental health support as well as assistance to those with co-occurring substance abuse problems or developmental disabilities. Services include community support, day treatment, outpatient treatment, intervention services, peer support and advocacy, and family support and advocacy. In Waltham, the Potter Place Clubhouse offers pre-vocational, vocational, and social opportunities.
205 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730
The Lurie Center for Autism is a multidisciplinary clinical, research, training and advocacy program dedicated to treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders across the lifespan.
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421
781-860-1700 or 781-860-1766
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
More Disability Resources
MassOptions connects elders, individuals with disabilities and their caregiver with agencies and organizations that can best meet their needs.
Published by Metro Housing Boston, delineates the rights in housing for those with disabilities.
Council Empowerment Funds Program
This grant program that helps people with developmental disabilities and their families learn and grow. This grant program reimburses up to $250 of your expenses to attend relevant conferences or other events in Massachusetts.
For more information visit: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/council-empowerment-funds-program
Offers support and services to families with members with physical and mental disabilities.
1430 Main St
Waltham, MA, 02451
A source for free information for individuals, families, and service providers about disability programs.
Provides service dogs for all ages and levels of severity of disability.
A group of agencies and organizations in the Boston area that serve people with physical and mental disabilities.
Provides caregivers with training, support, and financial assistance to care for elders and disabled individuals at home.
Mental Illness Resources
Offers support and advocacy to those with mental illness and their families.
Helpline: 800-370- 9085
331 Montvale Avenue, 2nd floor, Woburn, MA 01801
List of special statewide Family Support Groups.
The Compass Helpline at NAMI Massachusetts provides free information, ideas, resources, and support to help people across the state navigate the complex mental health system and related systems of care. Compass is staffed by people with first-hand experience navigating the mental health system for themselves or a family member.
617-704-6264 or 1-800-370-9085
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Clubhouse provides pre-vocational, vocational and social experiences for individuals who have a mental health condition.
Wayside works with families under significant stress due to mental illness, behavioral problems, addiction issues and other challenges. We also support youth who have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma.
508-879-9800 or 1-800-370-9085
1 Frederick Abbott Way, Framingham, MA 01701
Wayside Tempo Young Adult Resource Center
Children and Teens with Disabilities
The Waltham Public Schools Special Education Department is responsible for making sure that our 1000 students with special education needs successfully access the general education curriculum with the support of specialized instruction and support services.
Waltham Public Schools
617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: (781) 314-5400
Provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.
Enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families. Through advocacy, programs that promote inclusion, and engaging the community, The Arc creates tangible changes in the community and in the lives of people with disabilities.
The Arc of Massachusetts
217 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
This is a resource to find events and programming for children and teenagers with special needs in the state.
A cross-functional team comprised of parents, educators and school administrators. Membership is open to individuals who have a vested interest in special education in the City of Waltham.
Join their Facebook group to learn more.
Massachusetts Family Voices
A grassroots organization for children with special health care needs.
Cambridge Human Service Programs: Special Needs
The Human Services Department in Cambridge offers a program with activities like arts and crafts, swimming, cooking, and field trips to groups of individuals (various ages, both genders) with disabilities. Ages 6 and up.
Family Ties of Massachusetts
Offers referral services and emotional support to families of children with disabilities.
Children and Teens with Autism
Inform families & individuals about transition resources that may be available to an individual with ASD.
To provide families with information, education, and support; plan programs and events that will aid those families; while increasing public awareness regarding autism.
1881 Worcester Rd. Framingham, MA 01701
Massachusetts Advocates for Children Autism Center works with elected ofﬁcials and partners to create laws and regulations to ensure that children and young adults with ASD have access to the services and resources they need in order to reach their full potential.