Register now for Visions of Community Conference
Registration now open for Visions of Community 2020 – the Federation’s annual gathering of nearly 1,000 parents and professionals from across Massachusetts for an enriching day of learning and networking. Feb. 29 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston.
Early registration discount available now! Fee will increase February 6.
To register, sign up as an exhibitor of a sponsor, click here.
Collaboration Strengthens the Federations’ Services to Families
Parents often reach out to the Federation through our call center. Some examples: “I think my child’s school is not providing all the services it should.” Or, “My son is transitioning from high school, and we’re unsure of the next steps.” Alternatively, “My child has a combination of health and learning issues. I’m overwhelmed by decisions I need to make.” The common question is: “Can the Federation help?” The answer is: We can! Read more.
RTSC Conference Focuses on Effects of Trauma in Special Education Planning
Over 200 special education surrogate parents and others attended the 8th annual Making a Difference Conference organized by the Federation’s Recruitment Training and Support Center. Read more here.
Planning a Life Conference Pilot a Success
The LINK Center piloted a one-day intensive Planning a Life transition conference in Merrimac on Dec. 6. Over 35 parents, family members, and professionals in the field attended the conference and gained valuable information on transition in the Individualized Education Program (IEP), transition assessment, connecting to adult services, and health care transition.
With the success of the pilot we hope to host more one-day intensive conferences in 2020.
Support the Federation!
The Federation gives families the tools they need to support their children. When Zuleka Queen-Postell learned her 2-year-old son, Ryan, now 12, had autism, she began a journey with the Federation that would improve the lives of her entire family. Her younger son, Dominic, has ADHD, and Zuleka, herself, struggles with ADHD and dyslexia.
“I never want my sons to struggle like I did in school,” she said.