Massachusetts

Demographic Data

Total state population
6,892,503
Total number of people with disabilities
11.5%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
3.1%
Vision difficulty
1.6%
Cognitive difficulty
5.0%
Ambulatory difficulty
5.8%
Self-care difficulty
2.4%
Independent living difficulty
5.3%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
77.0%
Black or African American
7.9%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
6.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Hispanic or Latino
12.4%
Other Race
4.3%
Two or more Races
3.6%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
38.0%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
7.9%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
25.2%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

CILs
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-204-3600
State DD Council
Phone: (617) 770-7676
ED:Dan Shannon
UCEDDs
Institute for Community Inclusion/ UCEDD
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Main Phone: 617-287-4300
Main Fax: 617-287-4352
TTY: 617-287-4350
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, S3
Worcester, MA, MA 01655
Main Phone: 774-455-5433
Main Fax: 774-455-6565
TTY: 800-764-0200
State P&A
PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA
Disability Law Center, Inc.
11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 723-8455
Toll Free: (800) 872-9992
FAX: (617) 723-9125
CAP
Client Assistance Program
MA Office on Disability
One Ashburton Place, Room 1305
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 727-7440
Toll Free: (800) 322-2020
FAX: (617) 727-0965
TBI Program
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
ED:Gabriela Lawrence-Soto
ED:Amanda Tower

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This website was created by The Lewin Group/TASH under the Administration for Community Living (Administration on Disabilities) . Contract HHSP233201500088I / 75P00120F37007.

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