Subject Guides Health Disabilities

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Resources for people with physical disabilities. The library's Reference Department also has printed directories of organizations and suppliers who provide resources; visit us, or call 587-1012 for more information!

The Association for Community Living
The Association for Community Living provides services to children and adults with mental retardation, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities in Western Massachusetts and northern Worcester County.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Rehabilitation Services
Services include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Rehab Services are located throughout the upper Pioneer Valley.

Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Directory of services available to people with disabilities in connection to employment.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
MRC promotes dignity for individuals with disabilities through employment and independent living in the community.

  • MRC's Home Modification Loan Program
    Any homeowner who is an elder, has a disability, or has a household member who is an elder or has a disability is eligible. Landlords with fewer than 10 units may be eligble for a 3% loan.

Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library
Located at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass., the Braille and Taking Book Library provides free audiobooks through the mail to those who are legally blind or unable to read traditional print materials due to a physical disability.

Springfield Library list of online disabilities resources
The Springfield Library has assembled this extensive and well-chosen list of disabilities Internet sites.

VA Medical Center
Information on the many Veterans Administration programs for veterans with disabilities.

SafeLink Wireless
SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers.

 
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