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Commission on Disabilities

Appointed by the Mayor

1 JFK Memorial Drive

Braintree, MA 02184

Contact: 781-794-8195 | disabilitiescommission@braintreema.gov

             

Robin Torpey

Lynn Vaillancourt

Crystal Evans-Pradhan

Kristen Zechello, ADA Coordinator/COD Liaison to Mayor Sullivan

781-794-8327

kzechello@braintreema.gov

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) was created in 1981, by M.G.L. c. 6, sec. 185, as the state advocacy agency that serves people with disabilities of all ages.  MOD's primary mission is to ensure access.  The Commissions on Disability were established by vote of Town Meeting or City or Town Councils to promote the inclusion and integration of persons with disabilities in the activities, services and employment opportunities in the community.

The Braintree Commission on Disability meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:00PM in the Town Hall.  If there is a holiday on the first Monday, then the commission will meet on the second Monday of the month.

Please feel free to leave a voicemail message on our hotline at 781-794-8195 with any questions or concerns and a member of the board will return your call. We welcome new board members, as well as citizen input.  So please join us at one of our monthly meetings.

  • Do you have an idea to improve accessibility for the Town of Braintree? 
  • Does your community program/idea need funding in order to benefit people with disabilities, i.e. physical, visually impaired, emotional, behavioral, or communication needs? 
  • Do you need funding for recreational equipment for disabled individuals? 

 

We may be able to help! 

 

The Commission on Disabilities for the Town of Braintree has funds available that may be able to help your program or need.  The request for funds must benefit the community of Braintree in some way.  Unfortunately, the funds, according to state law, cannot be used solely for an individual.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 781-794-8195. 

Written requests may be sent to:

Commission on Disabilities

Town of Braintree

1 JFK Memorial Drive

Braintree, MA 02184

Computers for the Autistic Foundation: Donate your old PC for a child in need today! Please contact Chris Hall at 774-360-4486 or visit the organizations website thepcpitstop001.wix.com/cftaf Chris refurbishes your donated computers and gives them to an autistic child.

Massachusetts Disability Services and other resources:

Emergency/Disaster Family Readiness Kit

Reeve Foundation Peer and Family Support Program: Reeve Military brochure and Reeve Foundation Peer and Family Support

Disability Resources: www.disabilityresources.org

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: What you need to know

home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs

Perkins School for the Blind: www.perkinslibrary.org

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind: www.mass.gov/mcb

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mcdhh

Massachusetts Office on Disabilities: www.mass.gov/mod

Architectural Access Board: www.mass.gov/aab

ADA (American with Disabilities Act Guidelines for Buildings & Facilities):

www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm

Braintree Special Education Advisory Council (SEPAC): www.gpvillage.com/braintreesepac

Recreation Opportunities:

Department of Conservation and Recreation: www.mass.gov/dcr

South Shore Elder Services: www.sselder.org

Veterans Association: www.vaservices.org

Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Universal Access Program:  http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/accessibility/

 

 

 

 
 
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