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Exceptional Lives will present our new, free Resource Directory and How-To Guides to attendees at the 2nd annual Boston Public Schools Transition Conference this June.

World Autism Awareness Day Logo

World Autism Awareness Day
March 31, 2017
United Nations, New York City  

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” – Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Older sister with younger sister with Down syndrom

The following is a message from the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Newton, MA: Sibshops reflect a belief that our communities need to acknowledge the difficulties faced by siblings of children with special needs (medical, developmental, cognitive, mental, physical) and provide them with opportunities to connect with each other just as many parents of children with special needs have benefited from sharing their experiences with each other.

Student in wheelchair using laptop

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (6pm-8pm)

Students and their families are welcome to learn about the resources available to them as they transition from high school into the adult world. The fair will include representatives from agencies and organizations that support post-secondary education, employment, independent living, leisure activities, and more.

Youth Leadership Forum group activity

Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is hosting the 2017 Massachusetts Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) in partnership with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and collaborators across Massachusetts.

YLF is an overnight conference for youth and young adults with disabilities, held annually in Massachusetts and other states across the country. YLF participants build leadership skills and leave better prepared for future employment,

Multicolored Puzzle Piece Symbolizing Autism Awareness

On December 1, 2016 Exceptional Lives will introduce Lindsey Snider, BCBA at the Autism Insurance Resource Center‘s public event in Worcester, MA. Ms. Snider’s presentation, titled “10 questions when searching for a quality ABA provider” comes from her featured guest expert blog post on our website in May. We are very excited to be a part of this event,

Butler Foundation

Tuesday, December 6th (8:30am-1:30pm) – The Butler Conference for Disability Inclusion in After School Programs will provide information and insight to leadership and senior staff about inclusive after school and youth programming in the Boston community.

Registration opens October 24th — contact Laurie Jo Wallace ( for more information.