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Tax Incentives for Employers and Businesses for Creating Disability Access Posted on Feb 6

Tax Incentives for Employers and Businesses for Creating Disability Access

Attention businesses and employers: Did you know there are tax credits and deductions available to employ persons with disabilities and to make accessibility improvements?

The vast majority of businesses and employers have distinct obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure equal employment opportunities and to remove accessibility barriers for persons with disabilities. Not only are Americans with disabilities contributing members of the workforce and valuable customers, but there are also incentives in the form of tax credits and deductions for meeting ADA obligations.

Frequently Asked Questions: Housing Resources in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 11

Frequently Asked Questions: Housing Resources in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Office on Disability serves as a resource for technical assistance. We often get calls about housing and wanted to take this opportunity to discuss frequently asked questions.

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.

Tax Incentives for Employers & Businesses for Creating Disability Access Posted on Apr 10

Tax Incentives for Employers & Businesses for Creating Disability Access

Attention Businesses and employers: Did you know there are tax credits and deductions available to employ persons with disabilities and to make accessibility improvements?

The vast majority of businesses and employers have distinct obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure equal employment opportunities and to remove accessibility barriers for persons with disabilities. Not only are Americans with disabilities contributing members of the workforce and valuable customers, but there are also incentives in the form of tax credits and deductions for meeting ADA obligations.

Tax Filing Information for Persons with Disabilities in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 20

Tax Filing Information for Persons with Disabilities in Massachusetts

The deadline for filing 2016 taxes is Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 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 to persons with disabilities. This post aims to provide an overview of various supports and benefits available when it comes to filing income taxes.

Independent Living Centers in Massachusetts Posted on Oct 1

Independent Living Centers in Massachusetts

The first Sunday in October is Independent Living Center Day under Massachusetts General Law. There are eleven Independent Living Centers located across the Commonwealth. ILCs generally provide four core services: information and referral, advocacy, independent living skills training, and peer counseling.

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

Income Tax Information for Individuals with Disabilities in Massachusetts

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

Long Term Support Options for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Massachusetts: Part Two: Residential Care and Supportive Housing Posted on Aug 18

MOD hears from many people with disabilities and their family members who want to know what options there are for individuals who either need help to live at home or in a residential setting. We thought it would be helpful to lay out and describe the all the major options in one place to make it easier to compare and navigate the various programs. This is Part Two of a two-part blog series on long-term home care and supported living programs for seniors and people with disabilities in Massachusetts.

Long Term Support Options for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Massachusetts: Part One: Home Care Options in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 13

Long Term Support Options for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Massachusetts: Part One: Home Care Options in Massachusetts

MOD hears from many people with disabilities and their family members who want to know what options exist for those who either need help to live at home or are seeking residential care. We thought it would be helpful to lay out and describe most of the major options in one place to make it easier to compare and navigate the various programs. This is Part One of a two-part blog series on long-term home care and residential care programs for seniors and people with disabilities in Massachusetts. Part One will focus on Home Care options for people who need services to help them live at home and in their communities.