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On October 5, 2018 the Massachusetts Office on Disability welcomed approximately 350 guests to the agency’s fourth annual Disability Summit. Held at the Partners Healthcare Assembly Row Branch, the Summit was designed to inspire state and local agencies, non-profit organizations, attendees, advocates, and individuals with disabilities to raise awareness of, and continue the conversation around, healthcare, employment, addiction, and state services. Speakers included Evan Bjorklund, the Interim Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability, Dr. Andrew Houtenville, Associate Professor at the Institute on Disability for the University of New Hampshire, Oce Harrison, the Project Director of the New England ADA Center, and Dr. Miriam Heyman, Senior Program Officer of the Ruderman Family Foundation.
Oz Mondejar, Senior Vice President of Mission and Advocacy for Partners Continuing Care and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, moderated a panel that featured Commissioners from Health and Human Services agencies including MCDHH, MRC, DMH, DDS, and MCB. This was by far our largest, and most successful, Summit to date.

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