Massachusetts Office on Disability

Massachusetts Office on Disability

The Massachusetts Office on Disability was created under the Massachusetts General Laws in 1981. Its purpose is to bring about full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. The agency works to insure legal rights, equal opportunity, full inclusion and accessibility.

To access their full website, click here.

They have a brochure which summarizes the functions and activities of the Office. For an on-line version, click here.

The Office provides a book on Disability Rights and Laws In Massachusetts. For an on-line version, click here.

The Office’s website has a section on emergency preparedness considerations for the disabled. To go directly to that section, click here.

The Massachusetts Office on Disability acts as technical advisor to all municipal commissions on disability. Their goal is to help us meet our obligations as provided in our enacting law to:

  • Advise and assist municipal officials in ensuring compliance with federal and state disability laws.
  • Review policies and activities of municipal departments and boards as they affect persons with disabilities.
  • Provide information, referral, advocacy and technical assistance to individuals, businesses and organizations in all matters pertaining to disability.
  • Coordinate the activities of other local groups organized to meet the needs of people with disabilities.