Visions of Community 2014
Visions of Community, a Conference for Parents of Children with Special Needs and the Professionals Who Serve Them” will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Topics include special education advocacy, managing challenging behaviors, transition to adulthood for students with disabilities, inclusion, policy initiatives, assistive technology, healthcare, bullying, parent leadership opportunities, early childhood, autism and more. In addition to approximately 30 sessions in English, a full conference strand of many of these topics will be offered in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Somali, and Vietnamese.
Join us in celebrating the our 40th Anniversary!
Over the last four decades, we have listened to and learned from families like yours! As we move into our next 40 years, we are dedicated to making life better for all children—one family at a time (#1familyatatime). You can help us in our work, and join us in celebration this coming year by donating to our Annual Appeal, attending our Visions of Community Conference, joining us for an evening of fun at Gala 2014 – Celebrating Every Child, or by sharing your family’s story. Find out more about opportunities to support and get involved with the Federation!
A Family Guide to Transition Services in Mass
Transition is the passage of a student receiving special education services from high school to adult life as they exit from high school because the student has either graduated from high school with a high school diploma or has turned 22 years of age, the age when a school district is no longer required to provide special education services. Developed by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the Federation for Children with Special Needs, this helpful Guide is available in English and Spanish.
Choose the Right Advocate
Download our “A Parent’s Guide to Selecting a Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts” brochure in English, Spanish or Portuguese
Transition into Adulthood
Planning A Life: Making the Most Out of High School for Students with Disabilities – View the 2013-2014 Schedule!