ABOUT THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITY
The Commission on Disability promotes the inclusion and independence of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life by improving opportunities, supportive services, accommodations and accessibility.
- Researches local problems of people with disabilities.
- Advises and assists municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that affect people with disabilities.
- Coordinates or carries out programs designed to meet the problems of people with disabilities in coordination with programs of the Massachusetts Office on Disability.
- Reviews and make recommendations about policies, procedures, services, activities and facilities of departments, boards and agencies of the Town as they affect people with disabilities.
- Provide information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, public agencies, businesses and organizations in all matters pertaining to disability.
- Coordinate activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes.
A majority of Commission members shall consist of people with disabilities, one member shall be a member of the immediate family of a person with a disability and one member of shall be either an elected or appointed official of the Town of Auburn.
The Commission is a five member advisory commission appointed by the Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen, for three year terms, meeting at least one time per month.