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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.

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Moms of Amazing Kids will host a complimentary presentation on Special Needs Trusts & Mass Health for those with loved ones with disabilities. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the event, with the following message from the organization:…

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.

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The Danvers SEPAC will host its annual Resource Fair on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm. Families around the North Shore of Massachusetts are invited to learn about services, programs, and organizations involved in the disabilities community.

MFOFC Massachusetts Families Organizing for change, Real Lives Real Choices

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (6:00-8:00PM)

As part of the A Full Life Ahead series with MFOFC, in partnership with Building Futures and Family Connections of The Nemasket Group, Jay O’Brien, Executive Director of Exceptional Lives will talk about the alternatives to guardianship for families and caregivers of persons with disabilities.

Google Doodle image - Ed Roberts disabilities activist

Disabilities activist Ed Roberts would have celebrated his 78th birthday on January 23. In honor of this pivotal figure in the disabilities community, Google Doodle created artwork for their homepage that featured Roberts giving a lecture in his wheelchair.

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As way to connect with our growing community, we continue to lead Guide workshops for parents and caregivers with children and adults with disabilities. We visit with support groups, parent groups, and other organizations in the disabilities community, so we can hear people’s concerns, questions, and perspectives firsthand.

MFOFC Massachusetts Families Organizing for change, Real Lives Real Choices

Wednesday, November 16 (7:00-9:00pm)

As part of the A Full Life Ahead series with MFOFC in partnership with Mass Down Syndrome Congress and Riverside Community Care, Jay O’Brien, the Executive Director of Exceptional lives will talk about the alternatives to guardianship for families and caregivers of persons with disabilities.

The series focuses on transition,

MGA Social Law

Day 1 of the annual guardianship law conference, “Guardianship Law & Practice in Massachusetts—Breaking New Ground,” is coming up on Thursday, September 28. The conference will resume with its second day on Wednesday, October 26. Events will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days at the Social Law Library in Boston. This conference is hosted by the Massachusetts Guardianship Association and is designed for attorneys practicing in Probate Court and elder law or any professional working with patients under guardianship.

Mother and son

Your child with a developmental disability is approaching 18. In Massachusetts this is called the ‘age of majority.’ It’s when he or she becomes a decision-making adult in the eyes of the law.

You need to decide if some type of guardianship or shared decision-making is right for them as they enter adulthood.