Author Archives: Janice Sabett

Hospital Happenings for August

VFN is excited to highlight the history and partnership between UVM Children’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Pediatric Cardiology group. If you are planning a trip to Boston Children’s Hospital for care, check out some helpful information in our Travel Guide for Vermont Families Receiving Services from BCH. Read more to learn about this […]

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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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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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