We believe that students have the potential to achieve all of their aspirations when they are in an environment that does not marginalize.
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) assists individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. MRC’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program assists individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. This may include identifying job goals based on individual interests and aptitudes, providing funds for college and vocational training, assessing worksite accommodations, educating an employer about the Americans With Disabilities Act, or assisting an individual returning to work after adjusting to a new disabling condition. MRC serves people with all types of disabilities except those who are blind.
Did you miss our April 28th, 2021 remote Transition Fair? Good news: we’ve recorded agency presentations for you! Click her image to watch Ashley Self describe MRC services. You can also view her slides by clicking the slide icon below.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Home National Office Plaza
100 Medway Road, Suite 102
Milford, MA 01757
Cell phone: (857) 360-5799
Fax: (508) 634-0746
MRC’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program helps individuals with physical, psychiatric and/or learning disabilities face the challenges of the modern workplace. MRC serves people with all types of disabilities except those who are blind. Priority is given to those individuals who have the most severe disabilities in areas such as communication, mobility, work tolerance and work skills.
Financial assistance to fund the plan is determined by need and availability of funds.
Click here and speak to your student’s liaison to determine if an MRC referral is a good fit for his/her needs.
KP has a strong relationship with MRC. We work in close collaboration with the Milford office to help refer our students for services. Often, MRC comes to KPHS to make the referral process easier. Then, students can self-refer to MRC with support from their liaison. This usually happens in the beginning of 11th grade. You and your student will be informed when MRC is onsite to take new referrals. At that time, your son/daughter will need:
For those students who are enrolled in KP until age 22, a Chapter 688 referral will be made 2 years prior to school exit. This will begin the referral process to the best fit agency, which may include MRC. Sometimes, students are referred to multiple agencies, such as MRC and DDS.
Additional services may include: