Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) - Assistive Technology

Assistive devices have become important tools in the enhancement of an individual's personal, home and professional life. Technological developments have moved at such an accelerated rate it is challenging to remain knowledgeable about the current technological resources on the market.  Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP),  to support the needs of consumers for the most up-to-date and appropriate assistive devices and adaptations, maintains current information on  resource  agencies, manufacturers and individuals involved in the field of assistive technology...

Many assistive devices and adaptations can be accessed through various government and private agencies. Some are paid for through insurance or through federal and state funding. Other devices and adaptations require partial or full payment by the consumer. In some cases, SHIP is able to share the cost with eligible consumers when other funding is not available, or to arrange for borrowing an item of interest for a trial run...

SHIP assists individuals in obtaining  equipment and adaptive devices  such as medication dispensers, reach extenders, electronic daytimers, communication support devices, grab bars and shower chairs, etc.  Funding resources have helped in the creation of home and environmental modifications by the purchase of ramps and lifts as well as  door modifications and access devices. SHIP is able to work with a consumer to locate the appropriate resources to meet his or her needs.

If you would like more information about Assistive Technology, please call SHIP and speak with the  Program Coordinator for your region of the state.

How Do I Obtain Further Information?

Obtain information by calling (617) 204-3852 or toll-free (in Massachusetts only) 1-800-223-2559. TTY: (617) 204-3817. Or send an e-mail to

This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.