Virtual Special Art Classes for Ages 12 – 18
Virtual Classes with the Lexington MA Community Center, Saturdays, November 14 – December 19, 2020. For ages 12 -18. Special Artists brings together individuals with developmental disabilities to work on art projects. Participants work at their own pace in a supportive and fun environment, emphasizing creativity and friendship. Special Artists work on different projects each session and activities can include watercolor or acrylic painting, fabric painting, wood projects, and multi-media art.
* No art experience is required to attend this program.
* Special exhibits are planned to showcase the talent and achievements of the artists.
Planning for 2 Generations Workshop
Webinar, November 14th, 2020, with Burlington, MA, special-needs planning group.
Many children with a disability must be supported their entire lives, even long after their parents have died. Go beyond the limited boundaries of Wills and Trusts and hear about a road map to address your own family’s Special Needs.
- Planning for Two Generations covers the host’s Special Needs Planning Timeline™.
- The timeline highlights the various planning pressure points where parents should be aware of changes relating to their child’s benefits, legal and financial issues.
- The primary focus is to help parents avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in their own planning.
- In addition, hear about the new ABLE account and its potential role in planning for your child.
About the Speaker: Cynthia Haddad is a Certified Financial Planner. She is also has an adult brother with special needs, and is co-author of The Special Needs Planning Guide: How to Prepare for Every Stage of Your Child’s Life.
Boston Special-Needs Resource Fair
Virtual Resource Fair, November 19th, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., with the Boston Public Schools SPEDPac. Free and open to the public. Hosted by the Boston Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Boston SPEDPac) and the Office of Special Education at Boston Public Schools.
- Speak directly with representatives from local groups who provide services to individuals with disabilities and their families.
- The Leahy-Halloran Community Center Cafeteria is next to the Richard Murphy School, and is accessible by public transportation.
Virtual “Beyond The Spectrum” Art Classes for Teens 13-18
Online only, November 21st, 2020, with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. For teens with Autism Spectrum and Aspergers Disorders ages 13 to 18.
- Focus on specific art topics and incorporate discussion, critical inquiry, and sketching in the galleries. Students then work independently on a project with guidance from an experienced instructor.
November Theme – TBA. Instructor: Ali Cohen.
Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (MSSN) is thrilled to announce our
with a Sibling Mentor who will provide guidance, one-on-one support, and resource sharing.
If you are interested in being paired with a trained mentor, please fill out the application here.