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The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) has published a two year report covering Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017. The report serves to provide a history and background of MOD, detailed descriptions of MOD services and activities, relevant and recent disability related data and statistics, and an overview of disability related policies and initiatives MOD has worked on during FY 16 and FY 17. You can find the report here. Alternative formats are available upon request; contact Evan Bjorklund at 617-727-7440 extension 27324 or email evan.bjorklund@massmail.state.ma.us.

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