Disability Commission Events

The Commission for Persons With Disabilities hosts a number of events throughout the year for the public to raise awareness of and support for accessbility issues.

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    Disability Reframed: Community Film Series

    Ongoing free film series presented by the Office of Persons With Disabilities, Cambridge Persons With Disabilities Office, and the Ray Kroc Center.

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    Disability Mentoring Day

    October is “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” The Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities partners with the Mass Rehab Commission to participate in Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) in October at City Hall. A select group of job-seekers with disabilities participate in training, job-shadowing, and career counseling. Participants, all residents of the City of Boston, are matched with different City departments to gain first-hand experience in public service careers. Contact Kristen McCosh, Disability Commissioner for more information.
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    ADA Celebration Day

    Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined the Commission for Persons with Disabilities and members of Boston’s disabled community on City Hall Plaza to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Disabilities Commission, created by Mayor Menino in 1995 as part of the Office of Civil Rights, is dedicated to promoting inclusion for individuals with disabilities in Boston in every facet of life. This event was the first ADA celebration hosted by the City of Boston.

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    Open Community Reception - May 19, 2011

    The Open Community Reception, working with the Boston Center for Independent Living, provided residents of Boston an opportunity to share their thoughts about improving access and inclusion throughout the city; talk about access priorities; and learn about ways to become involved in disability issues. Together, the individuals at the reception compiled a summary of community priorities under several categories.

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