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.
Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) took its first road trip this past summer. Staff representing each unit within MOD traveled out to Western Mass for a series of trainings and outreach activities. Both staff and participants reported a positive experience.
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
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 …Continue Reading Massachusetts Office on Disability Hitting the Road This Summer
Massachusetts General Law recognizes May 24th as Phenylketonuria Awareness day. Accordingly, Governor Baker has issued a Proclamation for Phenylketonuria Awareness Day 2016.
Governor Baker has issued a Proclamation to recognize May as Lupus Awareness Month. Please share this post to spread awareness of this disease which affect an estimated 1.5 million Americans.
Governor Charlie Baker has issued a proclamation setting apart the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. The proclamation reads: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Charles D. Baker Whereas Autism Spectrum Disorder is the result of a neurological disorder that …Continue Reading Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Autism Awareness Month
MOD recently hosted a children and youth winter art contest. We asked children and teens across the Commonwealth to create an original winter scene that incorporates MOD’s mission of ensuring “equal participation in all aspects of life by persons with disabilities.” After receiving some fantastic artwork, …Continue Reading Children’s Winter/Holiday Scene Art Contest Results
Members of the public have an opportunity to voice their concerns about programs and regulations that impact persons with disabilities to Commonwealth senior staff and agency heads in an open and welcoming environment. This will also be a chance to listen to the input of other …Continue Reading Your State Government Wants to Hear From You on Disability Regulations
The Massachusetts Office on Disability is currently accepting submissions for our Holiday/Winter Scene Art Contest 2015 and the deadline is fast approaching!