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 Council of the Blind

Disabled American Veterans

Easter Seals

The Epilepsy Foundation

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

National Down Syndrome Society

National PLAN Alliance

United Cerebral Palsy


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


Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association


Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)

Best Buddies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Carroll Center for the Blind

Cardinal Cushing Centers

Northeast Arc

Special Olympics Massachusetts

The ARC of Massachusetts

Centers for Independent Living

Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change

Smile Mass


Aries Foundation for Financial Education, Inc. 


Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Executive Office of Health & Human Services

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office 

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

Massachusetts Downsyndrome Congress

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 Autism Project

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

Disability Rights Rhode Island


Leading Age RI

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

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities

Ocean State for Independent Living

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

Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS)

The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH)

Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging

Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS)

Office at Rehabilitation Services (ORS)

Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (RICDHH)

Rhode Island Housing Assistance Information (HUD RI)

Rhode Island Office of Veterans Services


Resources for Seniors


Information on Aging In Place, Living Your Best Possible Life With Disability, Caregiving, and More

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