Youth Advisory Council

VocRehab VT and partners are excited to share that we are starting a Youth Advisory Council.  The goal is to ensure that individuals with disabilities, ages 14 to 24, have a voice regarding transition services for young adults, both in school and out of school.  The council can be a great opportunity for individuals to […]

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Vermont Leadership Series Needs You!

The Vermont Leadership Series trains Vermonters with developmental disabilities, and their family members, to be advocates for positive social change. Nearly 100 Vermonters have participated so far. Graduates get involved! For example, more than half of the 2015 Leadership Class has joined a board or advisory work group. Leadership participants also get a chance to […]

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Baseball to Benefit VFN

Baseball to Benefit VFN! You can now purchase your “May Days” tickets right up until game day! When you purchase Lake Monsters tickets for the specific VFN date (Sunday, August 19th) using the specific link below, a portion of every ticket will go to VFN! That night is also “fleece blanket night” so you don’t […]

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Puppet Stories from the Road

Local supporters, Creative Labels of Vermont and The Gibney Family Foundation sponsored our May puppet shows at Vermont schools. The puppets presented shows on Cultural Diversity, Bullying Prevention, Children’s Mental Health, Healthy Snacking, and Autism Demystification. Here’s what the kids are saying: “I learned there is a difference between being rude, mean and bullying.” 4th […]

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Hospital Happenings for May

As a community partner with the UVM Children’s Hospital, Vermont Family Network would like to share with you some events and news happening at the hospital. VFN believes in the Patient and Family-Centered care model, and we proudly celebrate our partnership with UVM Children’s Hospital. Feel free to send us questions or suggestions you may […]

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Puppets in Education Joins VFN Family

Puppets in Education (PiE) is excited to join the VFN Family! PiE has been bringing puppet shows to children throughout Vermont for thirty-seven years, reaching between 5-10,000 children annually. Their twenty programs address a wide range of topics including: Demystifying Autism, Celebrating Individual Differences, Social and Personal Safety, Healthy Bodies, Children’s Mental Health and Alcolhol, […]

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Adult Guardianship and Alternatives

As a child nears 18, there are many things to consider, for example, there are options relating to guardianship. Guardianship is a legal process where the court gives a parent, or other adult the authority to care for and make ALL decisions for another adult. Whether this is the best option for an individual should […]

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