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This issue of MassWorks highlights an innovative approach to enhancing services for individuals from diverse communities. The high unemployment rate and barriers to employment experienced by people with disabilities are well documented. For people from diverse communities, these barriers are compounded by factors such as language, cultural norms regarding work and disability, and difficulty accessing services. Community partnerships can provide a unique opportunity to improve services for individuals from diverse racial, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.


MassWorks Issue 2 Edited by Cindy Thomas. Contributors to this issue of MassWorks include Rooshey Hasnain and Cindy Tsui. This issue of MassWorks is funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Massachusetts Medicaid and Comprehensive Employment Opportunities Infrastructure grant, CFDA No. 93.768 and the U.S. Department of Labor, Working Connections Project. The opinions contained in this publication are those of the Institute for Community Inclusion and do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.



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