Newton Public Schools

Equity & Excellence

State Agencies

  • A variety of agencies and services exist to support people with disabilities in maximizing their skills and leading meaningful, productive lives.

    Unlike the services and support received throughout their high school years, adult services are based on eligibility rather than entitlement. This means that each service or agency has their own set of eligibility criteria and services are based on available funding.  Use the links on this page to explore the range of adult service providers that support people with disabilities in Massachusetts.

  • Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

  • Department of Mental Health

  • Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)

  • Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)

  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)