PLAN of MARI Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

We hope this page is a repository of helpful links as you search for local and national special needs and disability resources.
We appreciate our partner organizations who are also doing great work to ensure disabled individuals and the families of individuals with special needs lead the best possible, highest-quality of life.


National Resources



National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)


Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

American Chronic Pain Association

American Council of the Blind

The ARC of the United States

The Autism Society of America

Brain Injury Association of America

CHADD – The National Resource on ADHD

CURE – Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

Disabled American Veterans

Easter Seals

The Epilepsy Foundation

March of Dimes

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

National Down Syndrome Society

National Fragile X Foundation

National Gaucher Foundation

National PLAN Alliance

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA)  

United Cerebral Palsy

United Spinal Association


Social Security Administration




Massachusetts Resources



Disability Law Center, Inc.

Massachusetts Advocates for Children

Massachusetts Bar Association – Lawyer Referral Service –

Massachusetts Guardianship Association

Mass Legal Help


Probate and Family Court Department

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association


The ARC of Massachusetts

Centers for Independent Living

Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong

Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change

Massachusetts Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

New England ADA Center


Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Executive Office of Health & Human Services

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office 

Mass 211

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

Massachusetts Office on Disability

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Massachusetts – Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List



Rhode Island Resources



Help RI Law: Rhode Island Legal Services

Rhode Island Legal Services

RI Elder Info 


Advocates in Action Rhode Island

The ARC of Rhode Island

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Inc.

Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI)

Down Syndrome of Rhode Island

New England ADA Center
Hotline: 1 (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College

Rhode Island Advocacy for Children

Rhode Island Coalition for Children and Families

Rhode Island Parent Information Network

Rhode Island Rights and Access Coalition

United Way of Rhode Island


Rhode Island Attorney General

Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council


Resources for Seniors

Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Falls

Handling Debt for Older Adults

Fall Prevention

How to Safely Pick up a Senior After a Fall

Legal Guide for Seniors

COVID Resources for Seniors

Bathroom Modifications for Seniors and People with Disabilities