Rutland: Special Ed Workshop

Rutland: Navigating Special Education and the IEP. Wednesday, February 25, 5:30-7:30pm. Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street (CVPS/Leahy Conference Center Room B). Registration is required. Parents are equal partners in the development of their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Learn about special education evaluations, what it takes to qualify for an IEP, parents rights, and tips for […]

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Upcoming Sibshops (2/15 & 3/14)

SibShops provide brothers and sisters an opportunity to: Meet other brothers and sisters who know what it’s like to be a sibling to someone with special health or developmental concerns. Have an opportunity to talk about and listen to others’ concerns related to being a sibling in a supportive non-judgmental environment. Make new friends, learn […]

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Parent Training/Conference Funding Available

Vermont Family Network is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who wish to attend a training or conference related to their child’s diagnosis. The VFN Funds may be used to pay the conference fees or for related travel expenses. We can offer assistance of up to $300 for an in-state conference, or up to […]

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Dine to Donate! Vermont Family Network’s 4th Annual Valentine’s Fundraiser! (2/1-2/15)

Make a difference and help change the lives of children with special needs in Vermont – just by eating! Every year, VFN partners with restaurants around Vermont for the first two weeks of February. The participating restaurants donate proceeds from a specified appetizer, entrée, dessert, or bottle of wine that is sold during this 15-day period. […]

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Professional Development Opportunity – Early Childhood Leadership Institute Accepting Applications!  

The Snelling Center for Government is launching a new program called the Early Childhood Leadership Institute. ECLI is envisioned as a means to equip a broad coalition of families, policy makers, parents, educators and people from every sector with the knowledge, motivation, and interpersonal skills to collaborate toward realizing the promise of every Vermont child. We hope […]

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Pre-K Law/ Act 166

What is new in Vermont for children who are Pre-K? Vermont’s new universal Pre-K, law, Act 166 provides publicly funded pre-k for 10 hours per week for 35 weeks per year for all 3, 4 and 5 year-olds not already enrolled in kindergarten. The original implementation date was July 1, 2015, but school districts now have the option to […]

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2015 Annual Conference Details

Vermont Family Network’s annual conference for families and professionals caring for children with special needs is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Hilton in Burlington. This year’s conference theme is “Inspire ~ Connect ~ Lead” and Dr. Patricia Prelock will be the keynote speaker. Our day-long conference hosts more than 300 attendees and […]

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VFN Launches New Website

We are very excited about our new website. The design is fresh and the content has been reorganized, making it easier for our families and professionals to navigate. The new design also allows us to showcase our families and highlight their stories and experiences with VFN right on our homepage. Check back often to see […]

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