Federal officials recently shared that they will be setting aside $2 million in funding over the next five years to create a National Resource Center for Self-Advocacy. The project will have an informative training website with advocacy success stories to inspire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The center will also provide support to advocacy groups across […]
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Gaining better access to services and supports for your children with special needscan be tough. Join the Grafton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and Exceptional Lives on the evening of Thursday, September 29 for a free workshop to better understand the unique issues facing parents of children with special needs. We’ll explain our free, personalized Guides, which are designed to make […]
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 […]
Bostonian parents of children with special needs have a unique opportunity to meet other parents on Thursday, September 29th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Health Care for All and the Federation for Children with Special Needs are hosting this event at the Sullivan Square T Station to give parents a chance to share stories with each other and learn more about […]
As a parent with a child with special needs stuck in the hospital, there is usually only so much you can do to make them feel better. But small gestures have the potential to make all the difference. Check out this list of tips written by someone who went through three hospitalizations in the past few […]
September is Suicide Awareness Month. For many, mental health issues are part of life with a disability. Autism Speaks created this useful list of resources for those struggling with mental health. If you have ever worried that a family member or loved one has considered turning to suicide, pass these tools along.
We heard so many positive reactions to our “Wings for All” post that we did some digging and found a similar program right here in Massachusetts! Wings for Autism provides a special opportunity for children with autism to get ready for upcoming flights. The Boston Logan Airport is hosting a “rehearsal” to help kids with autism become more […]
More research is showing the strong connection between exercise and brain health. For parents of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this connection is even more relevant. On top of its many other positive effects on well-being, exercise is showing promise for addressing the symptoms of ADHD. Read the write-up from The Big Think here.