​   ​​The New England Consortium  on Deafblindness  (NEC)

                                                       A Deafblind Community of Practice

                              Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont

For NATIONAL agencies/resources click here.
State Department of Public Health Part C Agency (Birth to Age Three)
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor | Boston, MA 02108-4619
Ron Benham, Part C Coordinator | ron.benham@state.ma.us
617-624-5901 | Phone
617-624-5927 | Fax
800-905-8437 | TTY
Web |

Massachusetts Department of Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street | Malden, MA 02148
Mitchell Chester, Commisioner
781-338-3000 | Phone
781-338-3770 | Fax

Massachusetts Commision for the Blind (MCB)
Boston Office
48 Boylston Street | Boston Ma 02116-4718
617.727-5550 | Phone
800.392.6450 | Alt Phone
800.392.6556 | TDD
617.626.7685 | Fax

Worcester Office
390 Main Street | Suite 620 | Worcester, Ma 01608-2111
508.754.1148 | Phone
800.263.6944 | Voice only
508.752.8322 | Fax

Springfield Office
436 Dwight Street | Room 109 | Springfield, Ma 01103
413.781.1290 | Phone
800.332.2772 | Voice Only
413.746.8570 | Fax

New Bedford Office
800 Purchase Street | Suite 290 | New Bedford, MA 02740-6344
(508) 993-6140 | Phone
(800) 989-4411 | Voice Only
(508) 992-4147 | Fax

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Administrative Offices

27 Wormwood Street | Boston, MA 02210-1616
800.245.6543 | TDD
617.204.3600 | Phone
617.727.1354 | Fax
| http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mrc/

Deafblind Resource Guide for Massachusetts

American Printing House:

American Foundation for the Blind:www.afb.org

AZ of Deafblindness: www.deafblind.com

DB-Link: www.tr.wou.edu/dblink

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments,NAPVI:

National Family Association for the Deaf-Blind, NFADB:

National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults who are Deaf-Blind, NTAC: www.tr.wou.edu/ntac

Overbrook School for the Blind:

PA Training and Technical Assistance Network:

Project Salute:www.projectsalute.net

Project SPARKLE (Supporting Parents Access to Resources, Knowledge, Linkages, and Education): www.sparkle.usu.edu

SKI*HI Institute
: www.skihi.org

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) We assist individuals of all disabilities to go to work. If you are unemployed or underemployed, you may be able to benefit from vocational services. All VR consumers must reside in Massachusetts and be eligible to work in the United States

Other Agencies

Federation for Children with Special Needs
1135 Tremont Street, Suite 420 Boston, MA 02120
Email | fcsninfo@fcsn.org

800-331-0688 | Phone

617-236-7210 | Alt Phone

617-572-2094 | Fax
Web | http://www.fcsn.org/

The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families. Organized in 1975 as a coalition of parent groups representing children with a variety of disabilities, the Federation operates a Parent Center in Massachusetts that offers a variety of services to parents, parent groups, and others who are concerned with children with special needs.

State Agencies
NEC Regional Office (MA)

Tracy Evans Luiselli, Project Director | Tracy.Luiselli@perkins.org
617-972-7517 Phone
617-972-7354 Fax

Betsy Bixler, Educational Consult
| betsy.bixler@perkins.org
617-972-7516 Phone
617-972-7354 Fax

Yariela Brandao, Family Specialist yariela_brandao@hotmail.com

Linh Tran, Project Assistant | nec@perkins.org

617-972-7515 Phone
617-972-7354 Fax

Perkins School for the Blind

175 North Beacon Street

Watertown, MA 02472


Where to Start in Massachusetts