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Assistive Technology at Home

Independent Living Program

Easterseals Massachusetts has a contract with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Independent Living Division to provide assistive technology equipment and training for individuals with severe disabilities in greater Boston, Northeast and Central Massachusetts.

This program offers assistive technology services that will enable individuals to live more independently in their homes.  Assistive technology may include computer technology, voice output communication aids or electronic aids to daily living.


  1. Digital Referral Form is the easiest way to get started! Please refer to requirements below to ensure eligibility for this program.
  2. Or use the Downloadable Referral Form Fill out the form, scan, and send to the email address listed in the form respective to the category of service being requested

    Andrew Pilkington, award winning filmmaker, uses Easterseals Assistive Technology at Home to write, edit, and produce! Pictures of Andrew working at his computer.

    In order to qualify for this program, individuals must meet the following conditions:


    Easterseals is always trying to improve user experience and posistive outcomes within all service lines, please take a moment to fill out our very brief (2 min) survey.

    1. English- short client survey here. 
    2. Español- Para español presione aqui

    Individuals who are 22 or younger must not have an educational goal that would make them eligible to receive assistive technology services through their school department.

    In addition, individuals must not be eligible to receive assistive technology services from other Executive Office of Health and Human Services agencies, such as the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Mental Retardation or the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

    The needs of all eligible individuals will be assessed.  Proof of financial need may be required before equipment and training are provided. Some individuals may be required to pay for recommended equipment.

    People who meet these criteria are eligible for MRC assistive technology services and will be assigned to a priority category. Easter Seals MA will conduct assessments in order of priority and will provide services first for those in Priority One.  If funds remain available, Easter Seals MA will address the needs of the next priority categories, in order.

    *Substantial disability means that the disabling condition(s) results in the individual’s inability to perform more than one Major Life Activity without assistance.  Major life activities are defined as: seeing, hearing, speaking, walking, breathing, performing manual tasks, learning, caring for oneself or working.


    This program provides access to low-interest cash loans for the purchase of assistive devices and services to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with disabilities as well as assistance with obtaining AT devices. Click for more.


    People with and without disabilities and their families can see, touch, learn and borrow assistive technology devices to make more informed decisions regarding the technology that will meet their needs. Click for more.  

    Contact Easter Seals MA at or call 800-244-2756    

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