Community News and Events

For information on our Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) meetings, please see the link under Special Education.

Upcoming Workshops: 

Flyers will be added when available, for more details click on the Title 

Date

Title

9/6/18

Basic Rights in Special Education

9/18/18

Empowering Children by Improving Reading Comprehension and Study Skills

10/2/18

Meet the Director of Pupil Personnel Services

10/30/18

An IEP for My Child

11/15/18 (Rescheduled 12/6/18)

Decoding the Neuropsychology Report

1/8/19

Bureau of Special Education Appeals (Mediation and Due Process Hearing)

2/5/19

Occupational Therapy Services (In-District)

3/6/19

Transitioning to College for Students with Learning Differences

4/4/19

Decoding Dyslexia

5/21/19

Understanding Anxiety

 

Upcoming Events in Massachusetts:

Calendar of Events at Seven Hills Family Support Center
1460 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA  01420

Past Events:

May 31, 2018  SEPAC planning meeting
8:30 AM-  Emerson Building- 50 Mechanic Street, Bolton, MA
For more information click here

June 6, 2018 - How Are We Teaching Your Child Reading Programs
7:00 PM- Florence Sawyer School- Media Center, 2nd floor
For more information click here

Adaptive Sports:
Adaptive Canoeing, adaptive swimming, accessible trails, kayaking, rowing and golfing  
Check out the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for locations, registration information and calendars. 

http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/universal-access/access-newsletter.pdf

 

Child and Adolescent NeuroDevelopment Initiative (CANDI)  

MassHealth Coverage for ABA Therapy Update    

The Universal Access Program:  

Check out all we have to offer this summer/fall, from rowing, kayaking, canoeing and sailing, to horseback riding, cycling and hiking.  Read more.....    


Massachusetts Family Ties 2017 Directory is now available on line.  Family TIES of Massachusetts provide a unique service for families and professionals supporting children and youth with special needs. This Directory is meant to be used only as a starting point for an inquiry into community-based resources and state agencies that support families of children and youth with special needs. Click to go to the directory.  

AMC Entertainment  

AMC Entertainment in association with the Autism Society of America is brining sensory friendly films for families affected by Autism on a monthly basis. Please check out their website for information and on this program and for upcoming dates for movies.  The Boston location is in Framingham.  AMC Entertainment

SPED Child and Teen Newsletter

This newsletter lists disability services and events in Greater Massachusetts. Please click on the link above to access the newsletter.  

Special Education Surrogate Parent Program

The Special Education Surrogate Parent Program is seeking volunteers to become an important part of the Special Education Team for a child in State Custody. They are offering training sessions at six different locations throughout the state. For more information on the program you can check out the SESPP website at www.sespprogram.org    

The Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts Newsletters

Please click on the link below to view the available newsletters from The Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts http://autismresourcecentral.org/newsletter.html

First Connections Community Newsletter

First Connections is a service of CASE Collaborative and Concord Family & Youth Services, a Division of Justice Resource Institute. This newsletter is a parenting resource for families with children through age three. For the most recent information, please visit the website at www.firstconnections.org. To get to the newsletters please click on the Publications links and then Newsletters.  

Leominster Library

Developmental Disabilities Research Validated Library Collection. This collection of library materials, housed at the Leominster Public Library contains information about research-based approaches to assist children and adults with developmental disabilities. This collection is intended to meet the diverse needs of families, educators and others in the community in a user-friendly way. http://www.leominsterlibrary.org/developmental_disabilities_research.htm

Access Pass

The Access Pass is free for individuals with permanent disabilities. This pass provides access to and use of any Federal recreation site that charges an entrance or standard amenity fee and also provides a discount on some expanded amenity fees. For more information, please click on the link to view a full explanation of the Access Pass. http://www.store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html