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Massachusetts Office on Disability Intern Experience: Victoria Russo

Massachusetts Office on Disability Intern Experience: Victoria Russo posted on Aug 31

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) has provided me with an internship experience that is incomparable to any other, and I am extremely grateful to have worked alongside individuals who are so committed to improving the lives of persons with disabilities. As a student at Simmons College enrolled in a Master’s program for special education, I am required to complete field work or an internship placement designed to expand and apply knowledge obtained in the classroom.

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day May 23rd

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day May 23rd posted on May 23

Massachusetts General Law sets apart May 23rd as “Special Needs Awareness Day.” Accordingly, Governor Baker has issued a Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day, 2016. The Proclamation reads: A Proclamation Whereas The term “special needs” is used in the context of elementary and secondary education,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day May 23rd

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Lupus Awareness Month in May

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Lupus Awareness Month in May posted on May 12

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.

April is Autism Awareness Month in Massachusetts posted on Apr 8

Massachusetts General Law sets apart the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is generally known as Autism, is defined as a complex developmental disability that affects an individual’s verbal and non-verbal communication, social awareness and interactions. The term “spectrum”   …Continue Reading April is Autism Awareness Month in Massachusetts

Income Tax Information for Individuals with Disabilities in Massachusetts

Income Tax Information for Individuals with Disabilities in Massachusetts posted on Feb 12

Welcome to “Tax Season.” The deadline for filing 2015 taxes is Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 for Massachusetts residents. MOD usually receives calls this time of year from individuals requesting information on obtaining assistance with preparing their taxes and also on deductions and credits that apply   …Continue Reading Income Tax Information for Individuals with Disabilities in Massachusetts