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ESE Special Education Professional Development Series

An opportunity for early childhood educators working in Massachusetts public schools to explore the latest research, discover new strategies that work, and re-energize their practice in working with families! The series offers two courses:

Positive Solutions for Families of Preschool Children: Train the Trainer
Partnering with Families of Young Children Transitioning to Public Pre-K and Kindergarten



Visions of Community 2017: Recap


Visions of Community 2017Our 2017 Visions of Community conference sessions in six different languages on topics such as “Early Childhood”, “Transition to Adulthood”, “Parent Leadership”, and more! With over 75 exhibitors and 30 workshops, the conference provided a unique opportunity for families of children/youth with disabilities to network and learn alongside their professional partners. We have updated the site to include handouts from the conference, as well as videos from our guest and keynote speakers.Thank you to all who participated, volunteered, and exhibited…you made it a success!

Celebrating Every Child 2017: Recap

Gala 2017The Federation’s annual fundraiser, “Celebrating Every Child”, was held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel on Friday May 5, 2017, with a special “Cinco de Mayo” theme. Entertainment was provided by Veronica Robles and her Mariachi ensemble as well as the Down Syndrome Folklore Latino Dance Troupe, while award-winning news anchor Susan Wornick lent her skills as our emcee for the evening. We chose to honor longtime disability rights advocates Mary, Anastasia, and Alba Somoza, who were presented with the 2017 Martha Ziegler Award, and the law firm Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, whose contributions were recognized through our 2017 President’s Award.