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Consumer Advocacy for Assistive Technology

Need help accessing a funding source or AT service? Frustrated with a denial for services? Advocacy assistance may be available to you. A range of public and private organizations and programs offer tools and help free of charge.

  • General Advocacy
    No matter what AT funding source you pursue, these general advocacy resources and organizations may save you a lot of time.
  • Children's Advocacy
    Get help navigating special education services and health programs for children with disabilities.
  • Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Advocacy
    Get help with communication access and ADA compliance, with public benefits that may pay for AT as well as self-advocacy training, and community-based AT services.
  • Medical Advocacy
    Get help advocating for durable medical equipment, for handling disputes with public and private health insurance providers, and with accessing state and federal health programs (such as MassHealth).
  • Social Security Advocacy
    Get help obtaining federal SSI or SSDI benefits, and making work incentive programs work for you.
  • Veterans Advocacy
    Get help accessing benefits that can pay for AT, appealing claim denials, or appealing the quality of your medical care.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Advocacy
    Get help accessing services from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, and Independent Living Centers statewide.