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The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) is taking their services “On the Road” to provide trainings and interact with constituents in the Pittsfield and Springfield areas on July 26th and 27th, 2016.

“We want to be sure that we get out and interact with as many constituents as possible and let people from Pittsfield to Provincetown know that we endeavor to represent people with disabilities from everywhere in the Commonwealth.” —MOD Director David D’Arcangelo.

MOD is the state agency that serves all people with disabilities in the Commonwealth.  MOD provides services to the public such as accessibility site surveys, technical assistance on civil rights violations, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws and topics.  Although any person can access these and other services through their Boston office, MOD leadership decided it was time that staff travel out of the Greater Boston area to offer services.  As a result, MOD is launching the “MOD On the Road” program in which staff representing each of MOD’s units will travel to another part of the state to host various activities and trainings.

The first MOD On the Road will take place in Western Massachusetts in July. MOD staff will conduct a series of trainings, site surveys, outreach activities, and visits for individuals who live and work in the Pittsfield-Springfield areas.  Confirmed at the time of this post are “Sidewalk & Curb Cut Training,” Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training for the City of Pittsfield, “Disability Laws and Higher Education” training, “How to Perform a Site Survey” training, and outreach at the Berkshire Arc, Ad Lib, Center for Human Development, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Pittsfield and Springfield offices.

If you would like details about any of the above-mentioned activities, please contact MOD at 617-727-7440 or through our online form.  MOD is hopeful that this initiative will be a success and that this will be the first of several MOD On the Road. See you soon, Western Mass!MOD logo

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