Mission Statement/Duties & Responsibilities
Massachusetts Office on Disability.
1 Ashburton Place Room 1305 Boston, MA 02108 (617) 727-7440 (TTY) Toll Free: (800) 322-2020
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community Services, and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Disabled Persons Protection Commission
Massachusetts General Law chapter 19C established the DPPC to protect persons with disabilities, between the ages of 18 and 59, from abuse or neglect by their caregiver(s) whether in a private, family or state care setting. The DPPC enabling statute fills the gap between the child abuse (through the age of 17) and elder abuse (age 60 and over) statutes.
Department of Developmental Disabilities
This Dept was formerly called Department of Mental Retardation. Massachusetts has a comprehensive system of specialized services and supports to give individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities the opportunities to live the way they choose. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the state agency that manages and oversees this service system.
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to blind individuals, leading to independence and full community participation.
Other information on the federal regulations regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act can be obtained from:
Office of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC 20035-6118
(202) 514-0301 (Voice) or (202) 514-0381 (TDD)