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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Massachusetts Office on Disability and New England ADA Center to Co-Host Americans with Disabilities Act Trainings Posted on May 31

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) is pleased to partner with the New England ADA Center (NEADA Center) to offer two free public trainings this summer: What’s New with the ADA in 2016: State and Local Government (Morning) and Employment (Afternoon). These two trainings are   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Office on Disability and New England ADA Center to Co-Host Americans with Disabilities Act Trainings

Phenylketonuria Awareness Day is May 24th Posted on May 24

Massachusetts General Law recognizes May 24th as Phenylketonuria Awareness day. Accordingly, Governor Baker has issued a Proclamation for Phenylketonuria Awareness Day 2016.

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day May 23rd Posted on May 23

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day May 23rd

Massachusetts General Law sets apart May 23rd as “Special Needs Awareness Day.” Accordingly, Governor Baker has issued a Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day, 2016. The Proclamation reads: A Proclamation Whereas The term “special needs” is used in the context of elementary and secondary education,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day May 23rd

Special Needs Awareness Day is May 23rd Posted on May 22

Special Needs Awareness Day is May 23rd

Massachusetts General Law recognizes May 23rd as “Special Needs Awareness Day.” The term “special needs” has evolved over the years and has various definitions. Today the term is commonly used to refer to children of any age with disabilities and in the context of elementary and secondary education to refer to school-aged children and young adults who have individualized needs resulting from a wide variety of disabilities. There are various supports available to individuals with special needs at various stages of life in Massachusetts.

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Lupus Awareness Month in May Posted on May 12

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Lupus Awareness Month in May

Governor Baker has issued a Proclamation to recognize May as Lupus Awareness Month. Please share this post to spread awareness of this disease which affect an estimated 1.5 million Americans.