Massachusetts Office on Disability 2017 Summit

Massachusetts Office on Disability 2017 Summit

July 27, 2017 8:24 pm Published by

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) is pleased to announce that they will hold their 3rd annual Summit this September. The 2017 Summit will continue to build on last year’s Summit theme of Employment Opportunity for persons with disabilities. This event is free and open to the public.

Topic: Employment Opportunities

Date: September 15, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: State House Great Hall 24 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02133

Please note: Registration is General Admission. Seating is limited and first-come first-serve. Scent Free event.

Scent Free event.

Interpreters & CART Provided

To request reasonable accommodation(s), please contact Evan Bjorklund, MOD’s ADA Coordinator at 617-727-7440 Ext. 27324 or by email at


2017 Summit: Employment Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities

9:30AM    Check-in


10:00 AM     Welcome and Introduction

10:20 AM      History of Education & Training: Dave Manzo, President Cotting School

10:35 AM      Trends in Disability Employment Data: Matthew Brault, Researcher

11:00 AM     Current Employment Initiatives: David D’Arcangelo, Director MOD

11:15 AM      Entrepreneurship: Rick Fiery, Cofounder InventiveLabs

11:40 AM   Thomas P. Hopkins Access Award:  William E. Kiernan, PhD. Dean, UMass School for Global Inclusion and Social Development

Post-Summit Program

12:15 PM    Campus to Careers Reception: National Organization on Disability, Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities and Work Without Limits



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