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Disability News: Massachusetts

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  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2015-03-05 - Disabled World News presents the latest disability information and health related news from Massachusetts USA

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Information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting the State of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Disability Resources

Asperger's Association of New England (AANE)

AANE is committed to providing a supportive, understanding community for individuals, families and professionals throughout New England - www.aane.org

CAST

A nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning - www.cast.org

The Carroll Center for the Blind

The Carroll Center for the Blind, located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a private, non-profit agency which serves persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired - www.carroll.org

Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts (CPMA)

Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts exists to provide a continuum of community based services that supports the efforts of children and adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in the least restrictive environment - www.masscp.org

The Federation for Children with Special Needs

Organized in 1975 as a coalition of parent groups representing children with a variety of disabilities, the Federation operates a Parent Center in Massachusetts which offers a variety of services to parents, parent groups, and others who are concerned with children with special needs - fcsn.org

The Arc of Massachusetts

The mission of The Arc of Massachusetts is to enhance the lives of individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families - www.arcmass.org

Hydrocephalus Foundation

The Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc. (HyFI) is a registered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support, educational resources and networking opportunities to patients and families affected by hydrocephalus - www.hydrocephalus.org

Statistics: Massachusetts Disability

  • There are an estimated 821,000 people in the state of Massachusetts over the age of five who have a form of disability.
  • Approximately 143,000 people with disabilities, or 2.5% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
  • There are around 455,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 155,000 people with disabilities in Massachusetts who are employed.
  • Around 26,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 233,000 are currently not in the workforce.


Latest Massachusetts Publications

  1. Massachusetts Governor Signs Naturopathic Medicine Bill
  2. Massachusetts Takes Aim at Alzheimer's Disease
  3. Increase in ER Use After Health Insurance Coverage Implemented
  4. Rising Support for Massachusetts Health Reform
  5. Federal Funding for Community Living Initiatives - Massachusetts


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