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Gold star that says Ed and Allyson DeNoble, Honorary Event Co-Chairs insideThe Federation for Children with Special Needs will host its 14th Annual Gala and Silent Auction from 6-10 pm on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Boston Seaport Hotel. The Gala is the Federation's single most important fundraising event. Our goal is to raise $150,000 to help fund the programs and services that the Federation provides to Massachusetts families raising children and youth with special needs and critical health issues. These programs are a valuable source of information and support for families and for the professionals who serve them.

Ron SandersWhile the Gala is a fundraiser, it is also a time to celebrate our work and to honor others for the work they do on behalf of families raising children with special needs. Boston's legendary veteran broadcast journalist Ron Sanders will emcee our dinner and awards ceremony.

This year's Founders Award honors include:

Representative Tom SannicandroMartha H. Ziegler Founders Award
Representative Tom Sannicandro
Civil Rights Advocate

Angela PeriThe President's Award Recipient
Angela Peri
Owner/Founder, Boston Casting

Janet VohsPatricia Blake Parent Advocacy Award
Janet Vohs
Author, Educator, Researcher and Advocate