Don't Limit Your Dreams!
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Don't Limit Your Dreams!

"When I was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy at the age of 4 the doctors told my parents that I would never talk, or read, or learn. I would be their child for life. My family refused to accept that. Thanks to a lot of hard work today I am a college student, marathon runner, singer, music enthusiast, and a passionate public speaker. I want others to know that they should never limit their dreams. There will always be people who will doubt you and bring you down, but if you remain positive you can rise above them and succeed!!!! “

 

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

SEPAC Board Meeting and Parent Speak

Please join us as we hear Special Education updates from Tracy Grandeau and learn about the work of the Inclusion Task force and how you can get involved.  We will also have time for Parent Speak - this is time for parents and caregivers to ask questions and/or share their concerns about Special Education in Milton.  We look forward to seeing you. 

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Basic Rights in Special Education

The Milton Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC) will be hosting the Federation for Children with Special Needs as they present Basic Rights in Special Education.  This is an extremely useful workshop if your child is just staring out in special education or if you are unfamiliar with special education law.

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Executive Function

Jackie Stachel, senior coach and director of communications for Beyond Book Smart, will present "Executive functions: Fit the Strategy to the Learning Profile."  Ms. Stachel will explain how intelligence and executive functions differ and trace the timeline of executive functions development in students. Parents and educators are welcome. 

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Mar
19
8:00 AM08:00

MDSC Annual Conference

Each spring, over 600 people with Down syndrome, their family members, health care professionals and educators from across New England attend our Annual Conference on Down syndrome. Participants gather to hear the latest research findings and timely information from national and local experts on a range of topics related to Down syndrome. They also share stories, celebrate victories, advocate for acceptance and inclusion, and reunite with other MDSC families. The conference features presentations that will appeal to families with young children through adulthood and families with children who have complex medical needs and autism. In addition, there will be presentations that will appeal to educators, medical professionals, and siblings of individuals with Down syndrome. 

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Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate Our Differences

Please join the Glover Community on Wednesday, March 9th for a special event to “Celebrate Our Differences” from 6-7:30 pm. The night will include: 

  • Len Cabral, who retells African, Cape Verdean, and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and tales from around the world.  
  • Nicole Tarzia, Ms. Wheelchair Massachusetts, to speak on disability awareness with examples of adaptive equipment. 
  • Local Artists, Janet Gilmore and Karen Hainline, will be creating crafts with students. 

In addition a Diversity Book Fair with a selection of titles provided by Porter Square Books will run from 5:30-7:30 pm. There will also be a cozy reading corner with a selection of books brought through an MFE grant (Thank You MFE!)

 

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Mar
5
7:30 AM07:30

FCSN Presents Visions of Community 2016

The Visions of Community 2016 conference is sponsored by the Federation for Children with Special Needs, including its projects: the Parent Training & Information Center, Recruitment, Training and Support Center, Family TIES of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Family Voices. In addition, the Federation is proud to have as partners and co-sponsors for the conference the Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change, and the Parent/Professional Advocacy League. 
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Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Parents Night Out

Please join us at 88 Wharf Restaurant for a a special Parents Night Out.  We will be hosting Carrie Cariello, author of the book and blog, What Color is Monday?.  Carrie will read from her book and blog while you enjoy a night out and meet other parents in your community who have children with special needs.  Please RSVP to Norah Ferry at norah.c.ferry@gmail.com.

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