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 […]
Category Archives: Special Education, Disability & Advocacy
February 1st – Valentines Dance, Jericho February 1st – AANE Pizza & Games night (18+), 6-8pm in East Longmeadow, Click here for info February 2nd – Reading Group, 7-8:30 at JCC (see homepage for details). February 4th – Communicare Ice-cream Social, Jericho February 5th – Best Buddies, JCC, at Shaker Bowl in East Longmeadow February […]
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 […]
Bring your child’s IEP to this interactive workshop with Special Education Advocate, Ingrid Flory on Tuesday, March 22nd at the JCC. She will teach you how to prepare for your IEP meeting, and how to GET IT DONE! Learn more and register now!
Caring for a family member with special needs is time-consuming, stressful and often challenging. We are delighted to share this new, free, ONLINE resource with you to help you 24 hours a day with some of your most difficult challenges. On this website, exceptionallives.org, you can walk through 4 different “online guides” that can help you with topics such as:
Creating an effective IEP
Optimizing health insurance
Applying for SSI
Be sure to check it out!
View this newsletter from CRPA for up to date information and new programs beginning in 2016. Beginning on January 13th in Holyoke, CRPA will be offering a family support group. Find the newsletter here: http://theassociationinc.org/files/December_Newsletter.pdf
Come learn from an expert in communications disorders! Kathleen Becker will present on Wednesday, Nov. 18th in West Springfield about “Social Thinking” – aimed at helping individuals become empowered communicators, make friends, feel smart, do their homework, and like themselves more. This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the West Springfield SPEDPAC. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!
Apply to be awarded an iPad Air by Autism Speaks! Applications open TODAY, November 2. Deadline is NOVEMBER 7th! Read this post for details on who can apply, how to apply and the application timeline. Don’t miss out!