Work Without Limits is so pleased with how well our first virtual and 8th Annual #RaiseTheBarHIRE2020 Conference went!
It was spectacular to see so many people engaged in our mission of advancing the employment of people with disabilities so that it is equal to that of people without disabilities. Thank you all and can't wait to do it again next year!
Your feedback is extremely important to us as we plan for 2021! Tell us what you think.

For the past seven years Work Without Limits has been proud to provide this one-day conference featuring prominent national keynote speakers, educational sessions, exhibitors, networking opportunities and sharing of best practices on advancing the employment of people with disabilities.

This conference is in October in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It is the largest disability inclusion conference in New England.

Last year’s attendance exceeded 300!


Please note: This year’s conference will not be offering CEU credits.


October 21, 2020

9:00 am - 3:30 pm



Disability owned business enterprises

Employment service providers

State agencies

Colleges and universities

Individuals with disabilities and family members



Thank you to Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission for being this year's Accessibility Sponsor!

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Thank you to Massachusetts Commission for the Blind for sponsoring this year's Keynote Speaker Mario Arnauz Bonds!

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A Special Thanks to the Raise the Bar HIRE! Steering Committee:


William Allen, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Joey Buizon, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Carol Cullins, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Richard Curtis, MA Department of Transportation

Judy Ferres, Boston College

Marianne Gilmore, The Carroll Center for the Blind

John Oliveira, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Joan Phillips, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Laura Stout, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts

Robert Wadley, EY

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Raise the Bar HIRE! is coordinated by Work Without Limits.

Work Without Limits is an initiative of Commonwealth Medicine, the consulting and operations division of UMass Medical School.

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