Disabilities Resources

Commission on Disabilities

The North Reading Commission on Disabilities is an advisory committee of volunteers serving terms, appointed by the Board of Selectman to advocate on disability-related issues.   The majority of the membership must be a member with a disability or directly related to a person with a disability.

Our Goals

  • To advocate for the full integration and participation of people with disabilities in the Town of North Reading.
  • To advise and assist town officials and employees in addressing the needs of people with disabilities.
  • To provide information referral guidance and technical assistance to individual public agencies, businesses and organizations in matters pertaining to disability.

        
Meetings are usually held the last Monday of the month, 7pm. Room 10.
Our mission is to improve access for all residents of North Reading, who may have disabilities, their families, businesses, and visitors. 

Resources
Independent Living Center of the North Shore & Cape Ann Inc., Salem MA-978-741-9977/Voice  978-745-1735/TTY
Home Modification Loan Program or Community Teamwork, Inc. 978-459-0551 x297
Assistive Technology Loan Program: 978-741-0077 x12 or Easter Seals Demonstration and Loan Regional Center, 800-244-2756 x634 or email for additional information.
Massachusetts Architectural Access Board 617-727-7775.
Massachusetts Office on Disability 617-727-7775.

Americans with Disabilities Act Resources
New England ADA Regional Center 800-949-4232/V/TTY
ADA and Business 800-514-0301/V or -0383/TTY
Fair Housing Resources
Project Action  Information on Accessible Transportation Resources
IRS: Tax incentives to help cover the cost of complying with the ADA, check out Form 8826 & Publication 535