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Top: David D’Arcangelo, Director and Evan Bjorklund, General Counsel, with Berkshire Arc staff, Bottom Right: Jeffrey Dougan, Assistant Director, conducts curb cut training in Pittsfield, Bottom Left: Rita DiNunzio, ADA Training Manager and Evan Bjorklund deliver Disability Laws and Higher Education Training at Western New England University.

Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) took its first road trip this past summer. Staff representing each unit within MOD traveled from Boston to Western Massachusetts for a series of training and outreach activities.  Both staff and participants reported a positive experience.

Trainings included “Sidewalks & Curb Cuts” and “ADA Training for Municipalities” for the City of Pittsfield, “How to Perform a Site Survey” at STAVROS Independent Living Center in Springfield, and “Disability Laws and Higher Education” for staff and faculty from several MA higher education institutions which was held at Western New England University.

Outreach by the MOD Director and staff was conducted at both the Pittsfield and Springfield MA Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Offices, Berkshire Arc, Ad Lib Independent Living Center, and Center for Human Development. The trip concluded with a Commission on Disability meeting in Springfield.

MOD staff is grateful to the many organizations and cities of Springfield and Pittsfield for hosting these activities and making us feel most welcome. We look forward to sharing future MOD On the Road plans with you.

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