Building Community –
One Family at a Time

FCSN Cordially Invites You to Stay In and Come to Our
2021 Virtual Gala.

Join Us For the Virtual Gala

You Don’t Have to Hire A Babysitter!
You Don’t Have to Buy A Dress! You can stay in your Pajamas!

Date: September 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Families are going through unprecedented challenges this year due to COVID 19. The Federation continues to be a beacon of hope and support during these challenging times.

During this crisis, we have reshaped all of our services. We have been presenting daily Facebook Live for up-to-date information on special education and remote learning, moved all of our workshops online, and compiled COVID-19 and Remote Learning resources on our website. And most importantly, we have continued to pick up the phone and answer your emails.

As families prepare for school in the Fall, we will continue to inform, support and advocate.

Our annual gala is our most important fundraiser. Please support us so we can continue to support families across Massachusetts.



View our 2021 virtual gala on September 18th at 6:00 at these locations:





Sponsor or donate at:


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And view our silent auction at:

Gala'21 Watch Party

Greetings from the Federation! Are you wondering how you can help support the Federation? It's real simple. Invite your friends to join you to watch the Virtual Gala video together. Celebrate the work that has been done, support the work that is continuously benefiting families and children across the commonwealth, and helps us to Build our Community - One Family at a Time. Download the Watch Party Guide today and see how easy it is to make a difference.
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Oanh Bui

Oanh Bui is being recognized with the Patricia Blake Advocacy Award for her tireless advocacy for the Vietnamese community and her previous work at the Federation and the Department of Public Health.

Maura Nolan Brown

Maura Nolan Brown will be the recipient of the Founders Award for her extensive philanthropic work and support of the community through the Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation.

The Parent Professional Advocacy League

The Parent Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) is being awarded the President’s Award for their pioneering work in advocating for mental health access for children, youth, and families.

We are grateful to the sponsors below for their continued support of the Federation

Hamilton Corporation Charitable Foundation
Ed and Allyson DeNoble

Boston Bruins Foundation
JSO Foundation
Stevens/McIntire/Staunton Family
Julia Lord

Public Consulting Group
Kotin, Crabtree and Strong
Kate McKinley

Kenneth Plifka
River Financial Group, LLC

Eastern Bank
Walker and Dunlop
Pricewaterhouse & Coopers
Bob and Patricia Schram
James and Diane Whalen

Delta Dental
Holt Lunsford
JDK Communications: Special Education Consulting
Josh McArtor
Ramos Law

The League School
Robert Crabtree
Aman Narang
Maurice Obeid
Perkins School for the Blind
James and Ellen Perrin
Specialized Housing
Susan Webber
Matthew Trivella
Amy Weinstock
The Advocates
Mike Weiner


Prasun Agarwal
John Kim
Ann McAvin
Joseph and Jody Petner
Paige Parisi and Howard Seeherman
Margaret Teller
JoEllen Altschaefl
Mary Ellen Efferen
Melanie and Andrew Jarboe
Melanie McLaughlin
Pam Nourse and Bob Van Meter
Abra Allexenberg
Special Needs Law Group
Lakshmi Sarma