On the Shoulders of Giants Gala celebrating the 49th Year of the Federation. September 9 at 6pm - The Newton Marriott. Register: fcsn.org/gala

On the Shoulders of Giants:

Gala Celebrating the 49th Year of the Federation

September 9, 2023

Giants who Led the Way

We are so grateful to our  our 2023 Gala Honorees, whose efforts shaped our history and transformed countless lives.
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Betsy Anderson, founding leader

Patricia Blake, founding staff member

Sandy Blanes, Launched our Outreach to Portuguese speakers

Nancy Chapman, founding staff member

Bob Crabtree, co-author of Chapter 766

Noreen Curran, founding staff member

Beverly Graham, founding staff member

Dan Heffernan, 25-year Board member

Larry Kotin, co-author of Chapter 766

Harvey Liebergott, our first federal partner

Terri McLaughlin, Launched our Transition Programs

Barbara Popper, co-founder of Family Voices

Rogera Robinson, founding staff member

Richard Robison, Executive Director from 1997-2018

Diana Rocha, launched outreach to Spanish speakers

Charlotte Rose, founding staff member

Phyllis Sneirson, founding staff member

Eileen Sousa, founding staff member

John Sullivan, launched Visions of Community

Pat Theroux, founding staff member

Jack Tringo, federal project officer

Janet Vohs, founding staff member

Nora Wells, co-founder of Family Voices

Martha Ziegler, founding Executive Director

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation
Kotin, Crabtree and Strong logo
Public Consulting Group logo
PLAN Special Needs Trusts: Preserve Assets, Protect Benefits, Live Well
Boston ability center
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress
Day Pitney Logo
NESCA Neuropsychology and Education Services for Children and Adolescents
JDK Communications Special Education Consulting
Advocates: caring partners. creative solutions. better lives.
Chan Insurance Resource Center for Autism and Behavioral Health
Dayton Children's Hospital

Get in Touch

If you have any questions related to the event registration, sponsorship
or any general questions please reach out to gala@fcsn.org - Director of Development




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