Area Advocacy + Events

  • Saturday, December 3rd

Sensitive Santa Photos at Jericho (in Holyoke)

Click here for more info


  • Tuesday, December 6th

The Support Network – Group & Discussion

11:30-12:45pm, RSVP to Jan Lamberg at 413-387-7161 or

Support Group is held at 750 Cooper Street, Agawam 01001


  • Wednesday, December 7th

AANE (Aspergers Autism Network) Greater Springfield Area Pizza & Game Night, 6-8pm.  Ages 18+

First Congregational Church

7 Somers Street

East Longmeadow, MA

Register Here


  • Wednesday, December 7th

Christmas Dance by Jericho at Castle of the Knights in Chicopee

For more information, click here


  • Tuesday, December 13th

What is your leadership style? Join us in December where we will have activities and games around leadership.  The YLN promotes self-advocacy and self-awareness for teens and young adults with disabilities ages 16 to 21 with opportunities for youth 14 to 26. This is a state-wide initiative with meetings and events held in Boston, Springfield, Worcester, and E. Bridgewater. This is an opportunity for youth to make friends in their local communities and within the larger Network group.  All groups and events feature fun, hands-on activities and interactive discussions about communication, teamwork, community service, disability rights, career interests and employment skills. Pizza and refreshments will be served. New and returning members are always welcome to bring a friend. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to stay and hear from dynamic speakers throughout the year.

Held at Stavros Center; 227 Berkshire Avenue, Springfield

For more information, to request accommodations, or to RSVP email or call, 617-226-2855.


  • Tuesday, December 13th

Typical Behavior vs Challenging Behavior

Additional concepts that will be discussed: • what is socially acceptable behavior at any age • when it is time to reach out for other resources and assistance • when it is best to be a cautious observer of behavior • how to most effectively respond to challenges

Date/Time December 13 2016, 6:00– 8:00 p.m. Location Family Empowerment, 41 Russell St., Hadley RSVP Donna Kushi, Questions? Donna Kushi 413.585.8010


  • Thursday, December 29th

Annual New Years Eve’s Eve Dance at JCC.

ALL are Welcome, ages 14+

See you there at 7pm!  More info here


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