My Experience as a Mother of a Child With an IEP
In the last edition of our newsletter Newsline, I wrote about my personal experience with my daughter’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). I think it is important to note that I am not alone at the Federation in navigating the systems that serve children with special needs. Nearly every staff and board member experienced a loved one being affected by intellectual, emotional, physical and/or social challenges and has benefited from assistance in their academic, social and emotional, vocational or behavioral development.
LINK Center: “Transition” Means Trying New Things!
Transitioning to new things is hard for almost everyone, but it can be especially hard for our friends and family members with special needs. Nancy Mader, Director of Transition Projects, speaks with Linda Cohen, Office Assistant, about her transition from using The Ride for transportation needs to using the MBTA’s On-Demand Paratransit Pilot Program, which partners with the ride-sharing service Lyft. Read more.
Gala 2019: Celebrating Every Child
On May 17 at the Westin, Waterfront in Boston, over 375 guests enjoyed a wonderful evening that started off with a cocktail reception, and silent auction! We raised over $200,000 to support the Federation’s work. Thank you to everyone who joined us! Click here for more information and to view photos.
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.