Newsline Volume 31, Number 3

3 stars that say Gala 2011 Celebrating Every Child

The evening will feature a fabulous silent auction, inspiring entertainment, and a host of honorees who will be recognized for their efforts on behalf of families of children with special needs. This year the Federation is delighted to honor Dr. David K. Urion, Director of the Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Neurology Program at Children's Hospital Boston, with The Martha H. Ziegler Founders Award for his lifelong dedication to improving educational opportunities for children with special needs. Our President's Award will be presented to Ms. Betsy Anderson, one of the Federation's founders and current Family Voices Project Director. Ms. Robin Foley will be awarded the Patricia Blake Advocacy Award for her advocacy work on behalf of students with special needs and their families. The evening's entertainment, which will include jazz and ensemble performances by students from the Berkshire Hills Music Academy and the music of singer/songwriter and guitarist Natalia Zukerman, will be emceed by award-winning talk show host and former state legislator Marjorie Clapprood.

Visit for event updates. If you are interested in helping sponsor the event, donating to the silent auction, purchasing individual tickets or a table, or advertising in the event's program book please contact Maureen Jerz, Director of Development at 617-236-7210, ext. 374 or e-mail We hope to see you there!