The ADA Committee works with town officers and departments to identify community needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law.
To offer all Town Citizens with permanent and temporary disabilities an Equal Opportunity in accessing Town government offices, public buildings, Programs, Goods & Services, Transportation,Telecommunications via the Internet, and Recreational opportunities. In collaboration with Town Officials and the Maynard Community, the ADA Committee will:
- Educate town citizens and officials about the Town’s needs including but not limited to physical accessibility, electronic mail communications and community programs.
- Provide a referral database of area resources and services for Citizens in need.
- Advocate for safe community access for all Citizens.
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 drafted 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.
Before submitting the plan to the Commonwealth for acceptance, public input is required. In addition, a committee must be re-established which will inform capital planning, make budget recommendations, and assist citizens and the town in determining and establishing proper accommodations in the future. The current committee is dormant.
The draft plan is available for download on this page or by request at the Town Administrator’s Office. Anyone interested in serving on the ADA Committee should also contact the Town Administrator’s Office for details.
Download the Draft ADA Transition Plan (Jun 2018)
- How to apply for a disabled parking placard or plate
- Local van transportation provided by the Maynard Council on Aging
- Center for Living & Working – providing independent living services for Central Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Office on Disability
- Federal information and opportunities for the disabled community
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Provides programs and services that promote the independence of people wtih disabilties, including:
- MassMATCH – information on assistive technology programs and services
- Independent living programs and services
- Job placement and training
- Vocational rehabilitation
The committee is currently vacant and seeking members.