Category Archives: Parents & Family Support

May 10th: Guardianship Alternatives

Guardianship and Alternatives: What do you need to know? Professional Panelists will provide information about guardianships, including the process, various types of guardianships and considerations for your family. Panelists will also discuss alternatives to guardianship for your loved one. Hyman Darling – Attorney at Bacon and Wilson in Springfield, MA Maureen Lemke- Magistrate at Hampden […]

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May 7th: Calling ALL Dog Lovers

Join us on Sunday, May 7th for an exciting event surrounding service and therapy dogs. Author, Melissa Fay Greene, will be giving an interactive presentation on the power of unconditional love especially between an individual with challenges and their dog. This is a free, family friendly event that we can’t wait to see you at! […]

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Sensory Sensitive Performance “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at Bay Path University in Longmeadow

Don’t miss out on this March 26, 11:00 a.m. live performance at Bay Path University Open the wardrobe door this March and enter a spectacular new world with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they journey through the enchanted land of Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! 45 minutes before each performance, […]

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Learn to modify books for your child’s reading success

MODIFYING BOOKS FOR READING SUCCESS: YOU CAN DO THIS! Modify your child’s favorite book so s/he can read it. This newly formed group for parents meets on the first Thursday each month at 7:00 PM at Springfield JCC. Please come. No charge. You bring a book to modify. Group leader and parent Nechama Katan will […]

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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 jlamberg@wmtcinfo.org Support Group is held at 750 Cooper Street, Agawam 01001   Wednesday, December 7th AANE (Aspergers Autism Network) Greater Springfield […]

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Transition Summit: Thursday, November 3 – Prepare Today for Success at Age 22

A must-attend workshop for parents and professionals working with teens who are approaching or in the transition process with IEP or 504 Supports. Thursday, November 3 at JERICHO in Holyoke 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast 9:00 – 4:00 pm Workshop Pre-Register Today: $30 for Professionals and Parents ($40 at the door) $50 for families of 2 […]

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Fall Dances & Mom’s Night Out from our friends at Jericho

October fun, friendship and support from our friends at Jericho! Fall (Halloween) Dance for Adults of All Abilities Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 – 8:30pm Castle of the Knights, 599 Memorial Ave, Chicopee $3 includes a light dinner, beverages, photo booth and a treat Mom’s Night Out Join Moms and Caregivers of kids through adults of all ages […]

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Area Advocacy + Events

Education, Advocacy and Support in our Community October 2016 October 4 – ARICA, Autism Insurance Laws at McMahon School, Holyoke, MA, 5:30-7:30 PM October 5 – Autism Safety Awareness, Chicopee, MA, 5:30-7 PM October 5 – Sensory Friendly Day at the CT Science Center, Hartford, CT –  10 am-5 pm October 7 – Mental Health and […]

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Housing Workshop

June 14, 6-8pm Family Empowerment housing workshop 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA This workshop is for families at any stage of planning. Please contact joanne.lucey@theassociationinc.org or lsurprenant@fcsn.org for more info and to RSVP

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Sensory Story Time – Autism

The Chicopee Public Library will be hosting 2 sensory friendly story times! Friday, June 24th at 11am and Wednesday, August 3rd at 11am. Parents – you’ll be able to connect with other parents while your children are enjoying a safe, friendly, story hour. For more information please call 413-594-1800 x4 or edaly@cwmars.org The Chicopee Public […]

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