ADA Commission

The ADA Commission works with town officers and departments to identify community needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law.

 

Our Mission

The Maynard Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) Commission was established to:

  • Promote the inclusion of peoples with disabilities (permanent or temporary) into the Maynard community by providing access to activities, employment opportunities, and services;
  • Act as an intermediary between The Town of Maynard and people in the community with disabilities;
  • Advocate for equal access to community programs, events, opportunities, and employment for all people;
  • Educate town citizens and officials about the Town’s needs including, but not limited to, physical accessibility, communications, and community programs;
  • Provide a referral database of area resources and services for Citizens in need;
  • Assist other town-sponsored groups with meeting the accessibility needs of people with disabilities;
  • Help the Town ensure compliance with federal and state accessibility laws, including and not limited to the ADA.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Commission was set up in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40 Section 8J.

 

2018 ADA Transition Plan

In 2017, the Town received a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Disabilities to update its ADA Transition Plan. The rewrite has been completed and it includes new provisions for enable citizens to ask for accommodations, appoints an employee as a point of contact, and outlines new physical and electronic access improvements to be implemented in the coming years.

Download the ADA Transition Plan (Jun 2018)

 

Meetings

 

Members

  • Elijah Tucker — Chair
  • Gregory Johnson — ADA Coordinator
  • Brion Berghaus
  • Denise Shea
  • (open)
 

Resources

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Provides programs and services that promote the independence of people wtih disabilties, including: