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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Autism Awareness Month Posted on Apr 25

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Autism Awareness Month

  Governor Charlie Baker has issued a proclamation setting apart the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. The proclamation reads: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Charles D. Baker Whereas Autism Spectrum Disorder is the result of a neurological disorder that   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Autism Awareness Month

Massachusetts Office on Disability Promotes Establishment of Local Commissions on Disability Posted on Apr 25

Massachusetts Office on Disability Promotes Establishment of Local Commissions on Disability

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) has recently launched a campaign to increase the number of Commissions on Disabilities (CODs). MOD is reaching out to MA cities and towns to provide guidance on how to form a COD.  Initiating the formation of a local COD   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Office on Disability Promotes Establishment of Local Commissions on Disability

April is Autism Awareness Month in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 8

Massachusetts General Law sets apart the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is generally known as Autism, is defined as a complex developmental disability that affects an individual’s verbal and non-verbal communication, social awareness and interactions. The term “spectrum”   …Continue Reading April is Autism Awareness Month in Massachusetts