Mark your calendars for Visions of Community: Saturday March 10, 2018 at the Seaport World Trade Center! Our featured speakers are Tom Sannicandro, Director of UMass Boston’s Institute for Community Inclusion, and Melissa Joy Reilly, a powerful self-advocate and Special Olympian. Three 90-minute breakout sessions include presentations on Transition, early childhood, Autism, challenging behavior, and leadership. This year, we are pleased to offer workshops in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Somali, and Haitian-Creole.
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- We are accepting nominations for our COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARDS!
Nominate an individual in your school or community who has worked to promote inclusion for people of ALL abilities! Awards will be distributed during the opening remarks at Visions of Community.
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Photos: RTSC “Making a Difference” Conference
On 11/14, RTSC held their 6th annual conference for SESPs, Foster/Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers and their Professional Partners. Three breakout sessions with three presenters each gave participants a palate of options – it was a great day for learning, networking, and fellowship. Click here to view images from the event or here to view presentation materials.
RTSC Webinar: Role of the Office of the Child Advocate
Maria Mossaides, Child Advocate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, discusses how her agency helps to ensure that children placed in the care of the Commonwealth receive humane and dignified treatment.
View the webinar in full on YouTube.
Photos: Walk, Roll, Shobble*, Stroll
Our 2017 walk was held on a beautiful fall afternoon at the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children. We are grateful to all who participated, and the funds raised will help us reach and support more families of children with special needs. Read the recap on our website and browse the pictures in our Facebook album!