Category Archives: Workshops & Educational Events

Area Events

Thursday, 11/9 – Legal Presentation on Special Needs Law at Springfield JCC, 6:30pm. Call 413-739-4715 to register. *Free event Friday, 11/17 – The Support Network for Children’s Emotional Health presents Hypnosis. RSVP to jlamberg@wmtcinfo.org. Speaker will be at Mason Square’s Medical Center (11 Wilbraham Road, Springfield) 12:30-2pm Saturday, 12/2 – Sensitive Santa event at Jericho […]

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Don’t Miss Out – November 9th – Legal Presentation

Accessing Benefits and Protecting Assets for Families with Special Needs.   No matter how old your loved one is, it’s never too early, or too late, to start planning for your families future. Please join Christopher Sharry, Esq. of Sharry Law Office (Worcester, MA) for a complimentary educational event. Topics covered will include: Traditional Retirement […]

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Area Events

October 18th: Transition Resource Fair at Northampton High School, from 5-8pm.   October 18th: Halloween Dance by Jericho at the Knights on Memorial Drive in Chicopee from 6:30-8:30pm. $3 per person.   October 20th: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR): Psychotherapy that helps reprocess trauma. Location: 11 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.  Time: 12:30-2pm RSVP to […]

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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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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 Events!

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 […]

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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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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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