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AbilityPlus
see website
www.abilityplus.org

      Statewide
Website and forum detailing adaptive snowsports and other adaptive recreation activities at major ski areas in New Hampshire and Vermont.
AccesSportsAmerica
See website
www.accessports.org

      Statewide
Windsurfing, outrigger canoeing, surfing, water-skiing, sailing, and more for adults and children with disabilities.

The Adoption Community of New England
(508) 366-6812
www.adoptioncommunityofne.org

      Statewide
Support groups for waiting parents, birth families and adopted persons.


ARC of Greater Plymouth
(508) 732-9292
www.thearcofgp.com

      Plymouth
Support programs for children and adults with cognitive or related developmental disabilities and their families. Information and referral, respite care, social/recreational programs, community outreach and resources. Serving Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plympton, Plymouth and Carver.

The Arc of Massachusetts
(781) 891-6270
www.arcmass.org

      Statewide
Support programs for children and adults with cognitive or developmental disabilities and their families. Information/referral, respite care, recreational programs, community outreach and more.
Aspergers Association of New England
(617) 393-3824
www.aane.org

      Statewide
Phone consultation and service referrals, support groups for parents, seminars, conferences and workshops for educators.


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
(877) 2-ASTHMA
www.asthmaandallergies.org

      Statewide
Support groups and resources for families coping with asthma and allergies.

Attention Deficit Information Network
(508) 746-3959
      Statewide
Nonprofit all-volunteer organization offering support and information to families of children with ADD, adults with ADD and professionals through a network of AD-IN chapters.

BANDS
(617) 943-2452
      Braintree
BANDS (Braintree Autism Network for our Daughters and Sons) is a confidential group of parents and guardians with children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attend Braintree schools. Support and networking.



Best Buddies
(866) 332-8339
www.bestbuddiesmassachusetts.org

      Statewide
Opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Children's Bereavement Support Group
(508) 746-0215
www.jordanhospital.org/bodycranberry.cfm?id=77

      Plymouth
Via Cranberry Hospice. For children 6-12 years.
Community Autism Resources
(508) 379-0371
      Statewide
Clinics, fun groups, field trips, events and more.

Early Intervention
See website
www.mass.gov/dph/earlyintervention

      Statewide
Programs for children, birth - 3, with or at risk for developmental delays.
Families First
(617) 868-7687
      Statewide
Helping to builds positive relationships between parents and their children by educating families and professionals through inspiring, hands-on workshops.


Families for Ukrainian Adoption
See website
www.fruanewengland.org

      Statewide
Support network for families with, or planning to adopt, children from countries of the former Soviet Union. Support network, cultural and ethnic events, newsletter and lecture series.


Families With Diabetes
See website
www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

      Statewide
Support groups for families with children who have Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.

Family Network Programs
(781) 340-6098
      Weymouth*
*Also offered via Hull Family Network (781) 925-0771 x 16, Quincy Family Network (617) 479-8181 x 168 and North River Collaborative Family Network, Rockland (781) 681-9736. Programs for families with children under four. Playgroups, support groups, parent education, recreational activities, etc.

Family TIES
See website
www.massfamilyties.org

      Statewide
Information and parent-to-parent support for families of children with
special needs and chronic illness.

Fathers and Families
(617) 542-9300
www.fathersandfamilies.org

      Boston
Advocates for the right of every child to have two active parents in their lives.

Federation for Children with Special Needs
(800) 331-0688
www.fcsn.org

      Statewide
Parent to parent support and advocacy training for families with children with special education and special healthcare needs.
First Call for Help (United Way of Mass Bay)
(800) 231-4377
      Statewide
Telephone counselors locate resources and advocate with other agencies on callers behalf. Information on support groups, employment, housing, fuel assistance and more.
Fuel Assistance Program
(508) 746-6707
www.sscac.org

      All Towns
Provides qualifying low-income households with help in paying heating bills.

Health Helpline
(800) 272-4232
www.hcfama.org

      Statewide
Helpline answers questions about the health care system and provides information and referrals to appropriate resources.

Holistic Moms Network
See website
www.holisticmoms.org

      All Towns
Welcoming all area parents with an interest in holistic health and green living.


InSight Education Center
(781) 294-8004
      Various
Workshops, consultations and coaching regarding development and behavior management of children from birth to age 20.
Insure Kids Now
(877) KIDS-NOW
www.insurekidsnow.gov

      Statewide
US Health and Human Services program to link children to low-cost or free health insurance.
Jewish Family and Children's Services
(781) 647-5327
www.jfcsboston.org

      Statewide
A non-denominational charity which offers a comprehensive group of programs designed to strengthen families and support individuals through challenging times.


Judge Baker Children's Center Child-At-Risk Hotline
(617) 232-4882
      Statewide
For reporting suspected child abuse or neglect in Massachusetts. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles
(508) 559-0040
www.keepingpace.org

      Statewide
Support meetings, newsletter, social activities, reasonably-priced resale boutique and networking for all families with, or expecting, multiples.
Mamas Move
(781) 616-6244
      Norwell
Workshops include HypnoBirthing, breastfeeding basics, happiest baby on the block, preparing for twins or multiples, infant/child CPR and infant massage.


Massachusetts Adoption Resource
(800) 882-1176
      Statewide
Provides extensive resources, programs and services related to foster care adoption.



Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
See website
www.mass.gov/dmr

      Statewide
Services for children under age 18 with mental retardation or developmental disorders. Services include family support, service coordination, integrated after school programs, respite and summer camps.
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress
(800) 664-MDSC
www.mdsc.org

      Statewide
Support groups, social events, information clearinghouse and "parents first call" program.
Massachusetts Easter Seals
(800) 922-8290
www.eastersealsma.org

      Statewide
For adults and children with disabilities. Assistive technology assessment and training, mini equipment loan program, summer camp and youth leadership program.

MassHealth
(800) 841-2900
www.mass.gov/masshealth

      Statewide
MassHealth Family Assistance offers coverage to eligible children, some working adults, and people who are HIV positive who cannot get MassHealth Standard or MassHealth CommonHealth.
Mothers of Twins Club
See website
www.nomotc.org

      Statewide
Providing educational, social and emotional support to mothers and expectant mothers of multiples with groups statewide. Members meet monthly to discuss the unique challenges of parenting multiples and to hear speakers on a variety of parenting topics. 


MV Pediatrics
(617) 745-0050
      Quincy



Parent Information Network support groups
(508) 947-8779
      All Towns




Parent Professional Advocacy League
(617) 542-7860
www.ppal.net

      Statewide
Statewide organization dedicated to helping families with children who have mental illness.

Parent to Parent Program
(617) 689-8352
      Quincy
Newborn home visiting program.
Parental Stress Line
(800) 632-8188
      Statewide
24-hour hot line staffed by trained volunteer telephone counselors who care and are concerned about the preservation of families.
Parents Helping Parents
(800) 632-8188
www.parentshelpingparents.org

      Statewide
Offering a statewide network of support groups for parents or other adult caretakers who are isolated, overwhelmed or afraid of their anger toward their children. 24-hour support phone line.
Project Bread Food Source Hotline
(800) 645-8333
www.projectbread.org

      Statewide
Statewide information and referral service for people facing hunger.

Quincy Mothers' Cooperative
See website
groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/QuincyMothers/info

      Quincy
Providing a network of support through a variety of activities, social events and an an active online group at we celebrate the joys and tackle the challenges of parenthood.

Seaside Mothers of Multiples
See website
www.seasidemoms.org

      Scituate
Evening meetings to share experiences, ideas and friendships.
Second Nature Social Skills
[5+]... (508) 747-2663
www.secondnatresocialskills.com

      Plymouth

Social skills for children with Autism.

Self Help, Inc.
(508) 587-1716
www.selfhelpinc.org

      S.E. MA
Offering multiple programs including lead abatement, Head Start, fuel assistance and parenting programs.

South Bay Early Intervention
(508) 559-0473
www.southbaymentalhealth.com

      Multiple*
Brockton. *Also located in Swansea, Lowell and Worcester. Evaluations, toddler groups, home visits, parent support and speech, physical and occupational therapy. Click ad for full-size version.
South Bay Early Intervention
South Shore Hospital Support Groups and Classes
(781) 340-8000
      Weymouth
Support groups: Depression after delivery, New mom, Breastfeeding, Pregnancy loss, Bereavement (adults and children). Classes: Preparing for twins, triplets, and more, Breastfeeding, Childbirth refresher, Infant massage, Boot camp for new dads, New sibling class, New infant care and safety, Children's car seat safety, Pediatric CPR and more.
Special Olympics
See website
www.specialolympicsma.org

      Statewide
Sports programs for those with intellectual disabilities.


SPEDwatch
See website
www.spedwatch.org

      Statewide
SPEDWatch is a community of concerned citizens: a grassroots, nonprofit, social change movement working to eliminate the root causes of educational neglect of students with disabilities, ages 3-21.
United Cerebral Palsey
(617) 926-5480
www.ucpboston.org

      Statewide
Providing an array of programs and services to children and adults with cerebral palsy and their families. Information and referral to state and local resources, summer camp scholarships and financial assistance programs for items of necessity related to home and community adaptation.

WIC - Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program
(800) WIC-1007
      Statewide
WIC is a nutrition program that provides FREE healthy foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support to families who qualify. You must live in MA, have a child under 5 or be pregnant or breastfeeding, have a nutrition risk (WIC staff can help with this) and be income eligible. A family of 4 can make up to $41,000 to qualify.

WIC - Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program


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