Ministry with Persons with Disabilities



Disability Resources - Important Websites, Reference Numbers and Addresses

Catholic Church

National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) 
415 Michigan Avenue NE
Suite 95
Washington, DC 20017-4501
General Information: 
About website: 
Telephone: 202-529-2933
FAX: 202-529-4678

Office  for Persons with Disabilities
Archdiocese of Boston
66 Brooks Dr.
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone 617.746.5800 • Fax 617.783.5642

Office of the Apostolate for the Deaf
Archdiocese of Boston
66 Brooks Dr.
Braintree, MA 02184
617-787-5083 TTY
617-746-5645 Voice
617-746-5646 Fax

Independent Living

National Directory of Independent Living Centers

MA Statewide Independent Living Council
280 Irving Street
Framingham, MA. 01702
V/TTY: 508-620-7452
866-662-7452 (Toll Free, Within Massachusetts)

ADA, Universal Design, Architectural Access

DBTAC-New England ADA Center
(Federal Requirements/civil rights)
180-200 Portland Street
Suite 1
Boston, MA 02114
V/TTY; 1-800-949-4232 (New England Only)
Fax: 1-617-482-8099 

Adaptive Environments
180-200 Portland Street
Suite 1
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-695-1225 (v/tty)

    Project Phone Numbers:
    New England ADA & Accessible IT Center: 1-800-949-4232 (v/tty)
    Fair Housing Accessibility First: 1-888-341-7781 (v/tty)

MA Architectural Access Board
(State agency enforcing state building code accessibility requirements)
One Ashburton Place
Room 1310
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-727-0660 / 1-800-828-7222
TTY: 617-727-0019
Fax: 617-727-0665

MA State Agencies

MA Office on Disability 
One Ashburton Place, Room 1305
Boston, MA 02108
[617] 727-7440 or toll free [800] 322-2020 (V/TTY)
Fax: [617] 727-0965

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Administrative Offices
27 Wormwood Street
Boston, MA 02210-1616
MRC Main Information numbers: 1-800-245-6543 (Voice/TDD) or (617) 204-3600
Fax (617) 727-1354

MA Commission for the Blind
48 Boylston Street
Boston Ma 02116-4718
Telephone: (617) 727-5550
1-800-392-6450 (MASS. ONLY)Voice
1-800-392-6556 (MASS. ONLY) TDD
Fax: (617) 626-7685

MA Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
150 Mount Vernon Street, Fifth Floor
Dorchester, MA. 02125
617-740-1600 Voice
617-740-1700 TTY
617-740-1880 Fax
Toll Free: 800-530-7570 TTY
Toll Free: 800-882-1155 Voice

Disabled Persons Protection Commission
50 Ross Way
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 727-6465
Hotline: (800) 426-9009 V/TTY 7 Days a week


Easter Seals
(Employment, assistive technology, recreation, advocacy)
State Headquarters:
484 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
800-922-8290 (voice)
800-564-9700 (tty)
508-831-9768 (fax)

Online Disability Resource Database

Disability Rights Movements and Organizations

ADAPT:Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today

Not Dead Yet


The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability
By Nancy L. Eiesland, 1994.
ISBN: 0687108012

Human Disability and the Service of God: Reassessing Religious Practice
By Nancy L. Eiesland (Editor), Don E. Saliers (Editor), 1998.
ISBN: 0687273161

No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
By Joseph P. Shapiro, 1994.
ISBN: 0812924126

Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation
By Doris Zames Zames Fleischer, Freida Zames, Frieda Zames, Frieda Zames, 2001.
ISBN: 1566398126

Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability
By Paul K. K. Longmore , 2003.
ISBN: 1592130240