Family Trainings

Upcoming Events

Recurring Events

Special Education Forum Series for parents

The last Wednesday of every month, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Last date for the summer is June 29, 2022
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Autism Friends and Family Forum

The first Wednesday of every month, 7:30-8:30pm., June 1, 2022; July 6, 2022; August 3, 2022
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Special Needs Family Alliance

IN-PERSON FROM APRIL 6, 2022. Meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and the third Thursday at 10:00 a.m. ON HIATUS FOR THE SUMMER (LAST MEETING WAS JUNE 16). STAY TUNED FOR SEPTEMBER INFORMATION.
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Autism Connections' Pioneer Valley Support Group

Meets in-person at MCS, Holyoke, the second Wednesday of the month, continuing through summer: June 8, 2022; July 13, 2022; August 10, 2022; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One Time Events

Autism Connections Clinic: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Recreational Opportunities

a webinar with representatives from Whole Children, Milestones Rec and CDH's All In Program. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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The College Navigator

a Family Empowerment webinar with Easterseals, December 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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Past Events

Special Needs Financial Planning, Tuesday, April 19, 2022

prsented by Alexandria Dunn, from Special Needs Financial Planning, a speciality practice of Affinia Financial Group
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An Insight into Autism, Wednesday, November 17, 2021

presented by Autism Connections
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ABLE Accounts: Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Noontime Webinar

Presented by Mary Rubenis from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
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Charting the Lifecourse (CtLC) Tools for Transition Planning, Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Webinar

With Laurel Peltier
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Creating a Sensory Space at Home, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Webinar

Spaces for both children and adults! with Sarah Weirich
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You're With US!, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Webinar

with Michael Plansky and Brianna Giacoppe of You’re With Us!
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Self-Directed Services with DDS, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Webinar

with DDS Self-Direction Manager Pamela Hickey
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Coordinating Your Special Needs Financial & Estate Plan, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Webinar

Caleb Harty, CFP®, Financial Advisor and Founder and Principal of Harty Financial
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Bullying Prevention Training for parents and professionals, Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Webinar

with Johanne Pino from Massachusetts Advocates for Children
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SSI and SSDI: Understanding and successfully applying for benefits, Saturday, November 7, 2020, Webinar

with SSI/SSDI Advocate Caitlin Thomas
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Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition Training (ALEC), Wednesday, November 4, 2020, Webinar

with Captain Bill Cannata, Statewide Project Coordinator for ALEC
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Creating your child’s IEP, Training with Educational Advocate Nancy Farnsworth, Monday November 2, 2020, Webinar

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Transition Training for parents and professionals, October 13, 2020, Webinar

with Johanne Pino from Massachusetts Advocates for Children
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Making Sense of MassHealth and Private Healthcare Financing, September 8, 2020, Webinar

with Pat Nemia from Mass Family Voices
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School Reopening Topics August 25, 2020, Webinar

with Education Advocate Nancy Farnsworth
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Social Capital and Building Community, June 26th 2020 Webinar

with Dr. Al Condeluci
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Early Intervention & Turning Three During COVID-19 Webinar, June 16th, 2020

with Nancy Farnsworth and Deirdre Morrissey
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Turning 18, What You Need to Know in a Nutshell, June 9th 2020

with Frederick M. Misilo, Jr., Esq.
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Post High School Transition to Adult DDS Services Webinar, June 2nd, 2020

with Nancy Farnsworth and DDS representatives
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Remote Learning and Special Education II, May 19th 2020

with Nancy Farnsworth
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Charting the Life Course Webinar, May 12th, 2020

with Laura Peltier
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Becoming Person Centered, May 6th 2020 Webinar

with Cheryl Ryan Chan
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Remote Learning and Special Education I, May 5th 2020

with Nancy Farnsworth
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