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Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

  • Services are available from age 14 until the youth graduates high school or turns 22

  • Services include: job exploration counseling, work readiness training, work-based learning experiences, counseling in post-secondary education, and support for building self-advocacy

  • Eligibility: the youth intends to achieve employment and is living with an impairment (disability) that impedes employment and requires services to prepare for, secure, retain, advance in, or regain employment

  • To apply: talk to your school's MRC liaison or contact your local MRC office

  • Read more about MRC's Pre-ETS program here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/pre-employment-transition-services-pre-ets-0

Other job-related services:

  • Benefits Counseling

  • Job Placement

  • Job Driven Training

  • Job Counseling and Guidance

  • Vocational Training

  • Post-Secondary Education

Community Living Services

MRC Connect

  • Streamlined way to apply to multiple services, including:

    • Vocational Rehabilitation

    • Home Care Assistant Program

    • Supported Living Program

    • Chapter 688

  • Support staff are available to help with application process

Supported Living

  • Provides services for young adults graduating high school or turning 22 to live independently in the community

    • Services include: support in finding accessible housing, managing Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program, medication, health, finances, household, transportation, requesting adaptive equipment, accessing opportunities, and supporting self-advocacy

Independent Living Centers

  • Provide information and referrals, skills training, advocacy, peer counseling, and transition services

  • Offers Transition to Adulthood (TAP) Program - a year-round program to prepare students for life after high school, independence, and adulthood

  • There are 10 centers in the state

Home Care Assistance Program (HCAP)

  • Provides homemaking services to adults with disabilities who are at risk of being unable to live in the community without assistance

  • Services include: light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication pick up, laundry, assistance with managing finances

  • Eligibility: ages 18+, living alone or with others who are unable to perform tasks, and have a documented disability

  • Learn more about this program at https://www.mass.gov/home-care-assistance-program-under-60

Assistive Technology for Independent Living with MassMATCH Program

  • Provides supports to individuals for assessments, buying and setting-up equipment, and training

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