Massachusetts helps people with disabilities find employment and live independently through a combination of programs and services. The Client Assistance Program (CAP) – a service offered though the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) – assists those with disabilities access rehabilitation and independent living services in Massachusetts by providing information, referrals, and advocacy support.
MOD is responsible for promoting the rights of persons with disabilities throughout Massachusetts. All interactions with CAP are free and strictly confidential.
What can CAP do?
CAP works to ensure that people with disabilities are placed in agreeable work environments and receive competitive wages. The program also helps those who qualify find an accessible place to live and the means to get around on their own through the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, and the Independent Living Centers in Massachusetts.
CAP offers the following:
- Guidance in choosing the most beneficial vocational rehabilitation services and independent living system options available;
- Information about citizen rights and responsibilities; and,
- Representation at appeals and hearings for denied services, as well as access to additional resources
- Job placement and training;
- Assistive and rehabilitative technology; and,
If you are having trouble getting rehabilitation assistance for work placement or a more self-reliant living situation, contact the Client Assistance Program by email or by calling (617) 727-7440, or toll-free: (800) 322-2020.
Let us know how the Client Assistance Program has helped you, tweet us @MassGov.
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