Author Archives: Claire Giroux-Williams

VFN’s Annual Conference is coming up on April 5th, register today!

Vermont Family Network’s Annual Conference will be held Wednesday, April 5  at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center. This year’s conference theme is “High Hopes & Great Expectations” and Alix Generous will be the keynote speaker. Our day-long conference hosts more than 300 attendees, 35 exhibitors, and features 14 workshops geared to helping families who have children with special needs. Click here for more information […]

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VFN Restaurant Raffle

A $5 raffle ticket can win you one of 20+ gift certificates from restaurants all over the area! This important fundraiser will support the work we do with families of children with disabilities all over the State of Vermont!Check out the list of restaurants, and buy your tickets here:

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Thank You Ashley Furniture!

We are so grateful to Ashley Furniture for their annual furniture fundraising effort to benefit our programs and services. Ashley contributed $2500 to support families of children with special needs across Vermont! We hope you will be inspired to give and leverage this wonderful gift! Donate now! 🙂

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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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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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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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