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Governor Baker appoints Mary Mahon McCauley Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability: Press Release Posted on Oct 17

Governor Baker appoints Mary Mahon McCauley Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/03/2019 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Governor’s Press Office Executive Office for Administration and Finance Massachusetts Office on Disability BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the appointment of Mary Mahon McCauley as Director of the Massachusetts Office on   …Continue Reading Governor Baker appoints Mary Mahon McCauley Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability: Press Release

Commonwealth Disability Mentoring Week 2017 Posted on Dec 14

Commonwealth Disability Mentoring Week 2017

National Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) was established by the White House in 1999 with fewer than three-dozen participants as part of an effort to increase awareness of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). In celebration of NDEAM this past October, the Massachusetts Office on Disability   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Disability Mentoring Week 2017

2017 “Breaking Barriers” Art Exhibit Highlights Posted on Dec 4

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) hosted the “Breaking Barriers” Art Exhibit at the State House from 11/14–24. The exhibit featured 23 pieces of original artwork by Massachusetts residents all over the state. The purpose of the exhibit was not only to showcase Massachusetts talent, but also to raise awareness of how persons with disabilities break barriers and overcome stigma.

Massachusetts Office on Disability Holds 2017 Summit Posted on Sep 27

Massachusetts Office on Disability Holds 2017 Summit

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

Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Rights Laws Training Offerings by Massachusetts Office on Disability Posted on May 23

Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Rights Laws Training Offerings by Massachusetts Office on Disability

Are you a state agency, municipal government, employer or business? If so, you have important obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar Massachusetts laws to your employees, customers, visitors, and the general public who are persons with disabilities. MOD can help to provide training for you and your staff these requirements.

Education goes a long way in avoiding violations that can result in lengthy and costly consequences for your organization. Further, compliance with the ADA and similar laws ensures that persons with disabilities who are qualified employees, valued customers, and members of our communities have equal access to the programs, services, and opportunities available to everyone else.

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.

Massachusetts Office on Disability Teaches Independence College Course with Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council Posted on Jun 6

Massachusetts Office on Disability Teaches Independence College Course with Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

The Massachusetts Development Disabilities Council (MDDC) is an independent, federally funded organization whose mission is to promote independence and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities in all areas of life.  Every five years, the Council submits a state plan to address the most important issues   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Office on Disability Teaches Independence College Course with Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

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: