VCDR Weekly Legislative Updates 5/11-5/15

Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights VCDR 2015 Weekly Legislative Committee and Calendar Activity May 11 – May 15 These weekly alerts will contain summaries of legislative activities, committee agendas, and House and Senate Calendar items that would be of interest to the disability community. The complete committee schedules will not be found here, but a […]

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VCDR Weekly Legislative Updates 5/4-5/8

Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights VCDR 2015 Weekly Legislative Committee and Calendar Activity May 4 – May 8    These weekly alerts will contain summaries of legislative activities, committee agendas, and House and Senate Calendar items that would be of interest to the disability community. The complete committee schedules will not be found here, but […]

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Webinar: Family Partnerships in Inclusive Education 5/13

Trusting Family Partnerships in Inclusive Education: Lessons from the Field. Wednesday, May 13, 10am-11am. Register now. Are you interested in learning about how inclusive schools have successfully fostered family-professional partnership? This webinar will address (a) why family-professional partnership is important and (b) how inclusive elementary and middle school personnel can work towards forming these partnerships with […]

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Fundraising Friends of VFN!

A big thank you to Ashley Furniture and the Green Mountain Mahler Festival for their wonderful fundraising efforts this winter! Their support increased our capacity to serve families, and we are most grateful!  Left: Tricia Symon presents Pam McCarthy with a check for $2941 from the Ashley Furniture fundraiser held in December.         […]

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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 funding of up to $300 for an in-state conference, or up to $400 […]

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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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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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