Category Archives: Workshops & Educational Events

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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IEP Workshop March 22nd at the JCC

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!

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Exceptional Lives “How To Guides” help individuals with special needs – free and online!

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
Navigating guardianship
Be sure to check it out!

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Community Resources for People with Autism

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

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