If you are a student with a disability, or a parent of a student with a disability, we encourage you to browse the following resources for any material that may be helpful to you.
- General Disability Resources
- Specific Disabilities (alphabetical)
- For Veterans
- College & Career
- Assistive Technology
- Community Resources
General Disability Resources
An elective insurance plan that provides coverage for Tuition in addition to Room and Board.
A state advocacy agency that seeks to ensure the full and equal participation of people of all ages with disabilities in many life activities. It focuses on legal rights, opportunities, support services, accommodations, and accessibility.
This site contains information relevant to students with disabilities in post-secondary education, including information on scholarships and materials to help with the transition to post-secondary education.
A site maintained by the federal government with detailed information about legal rights and services for the disability community.
This government site contains information on legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities entering post-secondary education.
Provides information about ADD/ADHD and a directory of local chapters of the organization. The site also has information on subscribing to its magazine, Attention.
Lists directories of support groups and professionals who work with people who have ADD. It also publishes a newsletter and hosts webinars on coping with ADD.
A magazine about living with ADHD. Its site provides tips and strategies for people with ADHD to incorporate into their social, academic, and work lives, including tips on planning for college and study tips.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Provides community support and education for adults, teens, children, and families with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Provides support for college students with Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, High-Functioning Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.
A comprehensive resource for reference materials, event information, and professional help. Includes a newsletter and message boards.
Devoted to furthering educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Provides services to Massachusetts residents who are deaf or hard of hearing.
A support association for people with learning disabilities, which has a large resource network.
A nonprofit organization that provides education and support for people with dyslexia.
A magazine for wheelchair users. Its website features blogs and a message board.
The MBTA’s transport service for people with disabilities, not limited to Massachusetts residents.
Offers information about vision loss, links to support organizations, job listings, and message boards.
Advocates for people with vision loss and runs programs to improve the quality of life of people with vision loss.
A free service for listening to newspapers and magazines over the phone.
Provides services for legally blind residents of Massachusetts.
Provides information on legal rights of veterans returning to school, advocates for members to make sure they receive full benefits and transition successfully, and also has scholarships available.
This government site has information on the legal rights of disabled veterans who want to return to school.
Answers questions about post-traumatic stress disorder and offers treatment and self-help advice.
A nonprofit organization whose website provides information on services and benefits available to disabled veterans.
A social network for injured veterans to connect with other veterans, their families, and friends for support and information.
College & Career Resources
Transition to College
Contains a helpful list of questions and answers about legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities in college and how they differ from those in high school.
These FAQs address the support students with disabilities can receive in college and differences from high school supports.
Gives strategies and suggestions for how to succeed in all areas of college life.
This government site has information regarding disclosure of a disability in work settings.
A competitive program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in paid summer internships, to help students gain experience that may lead to future leadership opportunities.
Explains workplace accommodations and rights under the ADA.
Focuses on education and research related to technology and disability.
Dedicated to assistive technology engineering and design research.
Provides objective, detailed information on assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment.
Dedicated to a community history project enabling the disabled community to work together to reclaim its own history.
The SDS promotes Disability Studies as an academic discipline.
A national nonprofit organization for people with disabilities that seeks to unite and serve as a voice for the community of people with disabilities.
216 Tremont Street, 5th Floor
Disability Services Office
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Diane Paxton, Director
Matt Fisher, Assistant Director
Stephanie Hubbell, Graduate Assistant