Inclusion of Students with Disabilities through Academic Initiatives

Two of VFN’s family support consultants attended the June BEST (Building Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Behavioral Challenges)/MTSS (multi-tiered system of supports) Summer Institute strand entitled “Three Peas in a Pod: MTSS, Differentiated Instruction (DI), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).” Michael McSheehan, Dawn Miller, and Loui Lord Nelson who work with the School-wide […]

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Family Connections at UVM Medical Center

Once a month, Family Support staff joins families at the Children’s Specialty Clinic at the UVM Medical Center for a Spina Bifida Clinic luncheon. The families and children who come to the Spina Bifida Clinic usually spend most of the day at the hospital, seeing numerous specialists. Some families travel quite a distance to spend […]

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Leadership Series 2017

We are actively recruiting family members and self-advocates for the next cohort of the Vermont Leadership Series.  The Vermont Leadership Series trains Vermonters with developmental disabilities and their family members to be advocates for positive social change. Lessons include steps to be a leader, how to get your point across, and key issues in disability […]

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Webinar 10/12 Voting

Your Voice is Your Vote! Wednesday, 10/12 from 10 – 11 am. Register now. With this big election coming up, what a great time to learn how to vote. Did you know that if you are going to be 18 years old on election day, are a US citizen, and you live in Vermont, you can vote. […]

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Webinar 9/26 Truancy and VT Schools

What You Need to Know about Truancy and Vermont Schools. Monday, 9/26 from 10 – 11 am. Register now. The webinar will provide an overview of Vermont laws, policies and procedures on truancy. It will also offer tips and general legal advice for families facing truancy proceedings. Guidance and special considerations for families of children with special needs […]

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Thank you to the Windjammer!

5th Annual Kickball Tournament to Benefit Vermont Family Network Raised Over $2400 for Children with Special Needs   The Windjammer Hospitality Group held its 5th Annual Kickball Tournament to benefit Vermont Family Network on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Bayside Park in Colchester, VT.   “On behalf of VFN, I want to thank the Windjammer […]

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VCDR’s 2016 “End of Session” Legislative Report

Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights                            VCDR’s 2016 “End of Session” Legislative Report The mission of VCDR is to advance the human and civil rights of people with disabilities to ensure full and equal participation in all aspects of community life and the political process.   From the VCDR 2016 Legislative Platform The Vermont Coalition for […]

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2nd Annual Family Fun Day

Free event for all ages! Join us for our second Family Fun Day! Sunday, September 25th, 1-4pm at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Explore ECHO exhibits and lake aquariums, see Puppets in Education shows, and more. There will be a raffle, snacks, and plenty of laughter! Limited free parking—first come, first served. For more information, […]

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