1) EASTER SEALS MASSACHUSETTS (www.eastersealsma.org)
484 Main Street, 6th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Offers the following services to disabled persons throughout Massachusetts: Technology for Independence program, rehabilitation services, disability resource information, job training and employment, camp, and advocacy.
2) MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND
436 Dwight Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:45a.m.- 5 p.m.
Provides services to legally blind individuals from birth to elderly. Services include information and referral, home rehabilitation, teaching, vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility (white cane), social services, individualized case management, aids and appliances, medical assistance through Mass Health, assistance with access to community resources including transportation and handicapped placards, and assistance with tax exemptions and abatements. Service area is the four western Massachusetts counties, Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden. (2003 Berkshire United Way listing)
3) NITED CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, INC. (www.ucp.org)
141 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
57 Main Street, Suite 214
North Adams, MA 01247
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. and other hours by appointment
Advocacy and other services for children and adults with physical, developmental and learning disabilities and their families. Programs consist of advocacy, assistive technology, wheelchair repair clinic, loaner program of durable medical equipment, computer evaluations, computer training and individual and family support. (2003 Berkshire United Way listing)