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Accessible "Mary Poppins" and "Hair" in Boston:
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Conference:
March and April. American Sign Language (ASL) or Audio Described for "Mary Poppins". "Hair" offered with Open Captioned. Theatres also offer wheelchair accessibility, large print programs and other arrangements. For more information see our front page.
March 19th, in Worcester. For families and professionals. Topics range from Health, Multiple Disabilities, New Parent Challenges, Sexuality, Mental Health, Sibling Workshops, Young Adult Issues, Planning the Future and More. See our Front Page for more information.
Social Smart Kids Conference:
Children for Social Success. Topics include: Behavior: The Language of Children & The Causes of Social Distress, Helping Children Handle Themselves in Social Situations, Identifying & Preventing Bullying, and How To Make & Keep Friends. See Front Page.
Who's Obeying the Special Education Laws?
The Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will conduct Special Education Compliance Reviews in eight school districts during February and March. See districts, dates, and who to contact with concerns on our Front Page Blog.
Three Camps Added and Two More Camp Fairs:
Girl Scouts Camps throughout Eastern and Western Mass, Sudbury Summer Inclusion Recreation Program, and Social Smart Kids Camp in the town of Harvard. Plus camp fairs in Bolton and Chelmsford on March 5th and 19th. See our Camp Page.
Meeting the Needs Of Individuals with Intellectual Disability & Vision Loss - Conference:
March 16th, in Norwood. Multidisciplinary conference is for clinicians, family members, support staff, nurses, medical professionals, or anyone concerned with the needs of adults with intellectual disability and vision loss. Resources, entertainment, and more. See our Front Page
Boston Disability Conference in March:
The Federation For Children With Special Needs' March 12th conference in will have information about Early Intervention, Transition-To-Adult, Advocating For Your Child, Inclusion in After School Programs, Social Thinking, Transformational Technology and much more. Some workshops are in Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish, limited transportation and childcare available. See front page for more info.
Free Autism Parent Workshops:
Throughout winter and spring, 2011, in Southborough and Needham. Topics address behavioral challenges, early screening, resources, treatments, current/upcoming trends and more. See our Autism/Aspergers page.
Learning Disability College Fair:
March 24th, in Woburn. Explore local and regional programs that help a variety of education and training challenges for post high school. Meet representatives from Dean College, ITT Technical Institute, etc. See Teens and Young Adult on our Front Page.
Tweens and Teens Fun & Inclusion Activities:
February - March 31st, in Lowell. Swimming, music, computers, and arts and crafts. For middle school and high school-aged students. Visit Teens and Young Adults on our Front Page.
Establishing Homes For Family Members with a Disability: March 19th, Marlborough. Parents, service providers, and housing finance specialists will describe their personal experiences in establishing homes for family members and/or clients with a disability. Registration fees apply. See Teens and Young Adults on our front page.
Train Your Brain! Using Neurofeedback To Help with ADHD, Anxiety and Other Issues:
Free, March 10th, Natick. Dr. Steve Rothenberg will discuss how neurofeedback can be used for ADHD, Anxiety, Sleep Disorders and other problems. See our front page.
Sensory Friendly Films "Mars Needs Moms"
March 12th, in Dartmouth, Framingham, Tyngsboro, and Methuen. Participating theatres provide families with autism and other disabilities an opportunity to enjoy films with the lights up, the sounds down, and audience members allowed to dance, walk, shout or sing. See our Front Page.
Mental Health Family-Support Classes:
Free, Brain and/or Addictive Disorder Classes are free and taught by volunteers who know what it is like to have a loved one struggling with these challenges. February and March start dates are in Boston, Cambridge, Concord, Holyoke, Salem, Taunton, Weymouth and Woburn. See our Front Page.
Public Benefits/SSI/Waivers, birth to age 22.
Free workshops in Fitchburg. Benefits and Waivers topic for ages 14 -22 on March 19th, and SSI and Benefits for birth to age 18 on March 22nd. Learn about eligibility, the application process and more. See our Front Page.