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“Breaking Barriers” Art Exhibit Gallery and Audio Description posted on Nov 8

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Massachusetts Office on Disability Art Exhibit: "Breaking Barriers"

Massachusetts Office on Disability Art Exhibit: “Breaking Barriers” posted on Sep 28

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) asked the public to submit original artwork that depicts the theme of “Breaking Barriers” and received dozens of amazing entries from talented individuals across the Commonwealth. View a gallery of the featured artwork.

Massachusetts Office on Disability Holds 2017 Summit

Massachusetts Office on Disability Holds 2017 Summit posted on Sep 27

On Friday, September 15, 2017 the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) was joined by nearly 300 guests representing various sectors of the community for the agency’s third annual Summit. Held in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House, Boston, the theme of this year’s   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Office on Disability Holds 2017 Summit

Disability Mentoring Week 2017 posted on Sep 6

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) and the Human Resources Division (HRD) are partnering to host “Disability Mentoring Week (DMW),” an opportunity for people with disabilities to explore career opportunities within Massachusetts state government. Each mentee will be paired with a state government professional working in the mentee’s field of interest.

Internship Opportunities Available with Massachusetts Office on Disability posted on Aug 14

Internship Opportunities Available!

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) is seeking fall interns to take part in our Internship Program. We have various openings available for students interested in the following areas:

Government
Law
Communications
Event planning
Research

Governor Baker Proclaims August 2017 #AbleToSave Month

Governor Baker Proclaims August 2017 #AbleToSave Month posted on Aug 4

Massachusetts recently launched the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program which allows millions of individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt ABLE account without risking losing their federal disability benefits. In order to spread awareness of this groundbreaking program, Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed August 2017 “#AbleToSave Month. Read the proclamation here…

Deadline August 1st: MOD Call for Art "Breaking Barriers"

Deadline August 1st: MOD Call for Art “Breaking Barriers” posted on Jul 25

The deadline to enter the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) 2017 Call for Art and juried art exhibition is one week from today! Submission deadline is August 1, 2017. Please submit a photo of your original artwork online by midnight on August 1, 2017 for a chance to see your work displayed at a public exhibition at the Massachusetts State House in November 2017 and in an online gallery. The theme of the exhibition to spark your creativity is “Breaking Barriers.”

Frequently Asked Questions: Housing Resources in Massachusetts

Frequently Asked Questions: Housing Resources in Massachusetts posted on Jul 11

The Massachusetts Office on Disability serves as a resource for technical assistance. We often get calls about housing and wanted to take this opportunity to discuss frequently asked questions.

Miniature Horses as Service Animals Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Miniature Horses as Service Animals Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) posted on Jun 28

This post is part of our series on animals that assist individuals with disabilities and will attempt to clarify the status of miniature horses as a service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA definition of service animal is limited to dogs.   …Continue Reading Miniature Horses as Service Animals Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Emergency Preparedness Program Updates

Emergency Preparedness Program Updates posted on Jun 21

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) Personal Emergency Preparedness (ER) Training program has made several new updates.