Vermont Family Network (VFN) celebrated 10 years in September. VFN was formed with the merger of Parent to Parent (P2P) and the Vermont Parent Information Center (VPIC) in 2008.
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Vermont’s current Special Education Rules (dated 6/1/13) issued by the Vermont Agency of Education are now available on the Vermont Family Network website. Please call our helpline at 1-800-800-4005 or (802) 876-5315 whenever you have questions about special education or the Rules. We’re here to listen and help!
Pediatric Updates: Dr. Thomas Willson is a plastic surgeon and Director of the Cleft/Craniofacial Program at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. He specializes in pediatric and craniofacial plastic surgery including cleft and craniosynostosis care, pediatric facial trauma, and the treatment of other […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How can a Coordinated Services Plan (CSP) meeting help your child? A CSP meeting (also referred to as an Act 264 meeting) can be helpful if your child receives services from two or more organizations. The CSP meeting brings together all the parties involved in a child’s care. Members from Education and Mental Health are […]
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, […]