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We Want Your Feedback: 2016 Blog Survey Posted on Oct 26

We Want Your Feedback: 2016 Blog Survey

We thought a survey would be a great way to find out from our readers how we can improve and continue to be a reliable source of information. Please take our brief, 5-question survey!

Massachusetts Office on Disability 2016 Summit on Employment Posted on Sep 23

Massachusetts Office on Disability 2016 Summit on Employment

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) 2016 Disability Summit on Employment was held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The morning opened with a networking breakfast buffet. Welcome and introductions were given by David D’Arcangelo, Director of MOD, who served as the event emcee. David also gave a presentation of MOD’s “Year in Review,” sharing new initiatives, programs, and activities since the previous year’s Summit. David also announced that in the last year, MOD staff have delivered 76 trainings reaching 2,053 people, conducted 196 public awareness activities reaching 5,117 people, and handled 3,446 intakes in MOD’s Client Services Unit.

Save the Date: Massachusetts Office on Disability 2016 Summit on Employment Posted on Jul 14

Save the Date: Massachusetts Office on Disability 2016 Summit on Employment

Planning is well underway for the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) second annual Summit. As MOD’s largest public event of the year, the Summit is an opportunity to host and facilitate a meeting of opinion leaders and agenda setters from the disability community. We expect guests   …Continue Reading Save the Date: Massachusetts Office on Disability 2016 Summit on Employment

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

Massachusetts Office on Disability Promotes Establishment of Local Commissions on Disability Posted on Apr 25

Massachusetts Office on Disability Promotes Establishment of Local Commissions on Disability

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) has recently launched a campaign to increase the number of Commissions on Disabilities (CODs). MOD is reaching out to MA cities and towns to provide guidance on how to form a COD.  Initiating the formation of a local COD   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Office on Disability Promotes Establishment of Local Commissions on Disability

Children’s Holiday/Winter Scene Art Contest Posted on Nov 5

Children's Holiday/Winter Scene Art Contest

The Massachusetts Office on Disability is currently accepting submissions for our Holiday/Winter Scene Art Contest 2015 and the deadline is fast approaching!

MOD Hosts 2015 Disability Summit, the ADA at 25: Past, Present & Future Posted on Sep 23

MOD Hosts 2015 Disability Summit, the ADA at 25: Past, Present & Future

MOD was pleased to have nearly 300 guests attend our inaugural Disability Summit, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at 25: Past, Present & Future on September 18, 2015. The event was held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and a breakfast buffet was served. Here are some highlights from a memorable morning:

International Disability Professionals Visit MA Office on Disability Posted on Aug 21

International Disability Professionals Visit MA Office on Disability

MOD had the pleasure of welcoming professionals from the international disability community this summer. MOD was visited on two separate occasions by leaders in disability policy and Independent Living from both Canada and South Korea through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).