Staff at DDS Assistive Technology Centers (ATCs) are expert at providing solutions to complicated mobility and other assistive technology needs, beginning with selecting the needed equipment, providing customization or fabricating equipment if necessary, and making sure that people can safely use their assistive technology. Home safety and home accessibility evaluations and recommendations can also be done by several of the centers.

Staff assist with determining if needed equipment is commercially available, if it could be purchased through a third party insurance, and facilitate the evaluation and necessary approvals to purchase necessary equipment.

Centers provide services to DDS consumers who live in both facilities and in the community, although ATCs located at facilities must give priority to people who live in DDS facilities.

Following are a list of DDS ATCs:

Adaptive Equipment Services
Monson Developmental Center
200 State Avenue
Palmer, MA 01069

Assistive Technology Resource Ctr. (atrc)
Wrentham Developmental Center
P.O. Box 144
Wrentham, MA 02093

Commonwealth Community Services
Adaptive Design Services
195 Industrial Drive
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 586-7424
Fax: (413) 585-0881
TTY: (413) 585-8922

Kelley Assistive Technology Center
Hogan Reg. Ctr.
P.O. Box A
Hathorne, MA 01937-0380

Therapeutic Equipment Center
Walter E. Fernald Develop. Ctr.
200 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02154

Assistive Technology Services Contacts:

Paul Antonellis, Director of Assistive Technology Services

Tom Mercier, Deputy Director of Assistive Technology Services

JoAnne Henry, Commonwealth Community Services On-Site Coordinator
(413) 585-1153

Dottie Rother, Assistive Technology Resource Ctr On-Site Coordinator
(508) 384-3114

Cindy Brown, Adaptive Equipment Services On-Site Coordinator
(413) 284-1500

Tom Mercier, Kelley Assistive Technology Center On-Site Coordinator
(978) 774-5000 x215

Meliny King, Therapeutic Equipment Center On-Site Coordinator
(781) 894-3600 x25217

These listings are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement or recommendation from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. If there are any other resources you would like to suggest, please contact us at:

  • Adaptive Design Services, Western Mass
    195 Industrial Drive
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 586-7424 x103
  • The Comfort Company
    851 Bridger Drive Suite 1
    Bozeman, Montana 59715
  • Invacare Corporation
    Manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment used in the home.
  • MassMATCH
    Massachusetts's Initiative to Maximize Assistive Technology in Consumer's Hands
    Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
    27 Wormwood Street, Suite 600
    Boston, MA 02210-1616
  • Massachusetts Assistive Technology Partnership
    Children's Hospital
    1295 Boylston Street
    Suite 310,
    Boston, MA, 02215
    (617) 355-7820, (617) 355-7301 (TTY)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
    1700 N. Moore St
    Suite 1540
    Arlington, VA 22209-1903
  • UCP of the Berkshires
    (413) 442-1562 / FAX (413) 499-4077

Seating and Mobility Clinics

This information is provided by the Department of Developmental Services.