Author Archives: Janice Sabett

Hospital Happenings April

To celebrate Vermont Family Network’s ongoing collaboration with the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, we are excited to share some of their events, updates, and news. Please let us know what you think about this new addition to our newsletter, and feel free to send us questions or suggestions you may have regarding ‘Hospital Happenings’. […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Seeking Parents of High School Youth

Are you the parent of a high school aged youth who is working with a Transition Counselor from VocRehab? Are you interested in improving transition services to adulthood for students? Each of the 12 regions in Vermont has an interagency team (with schools) tasked with creating smooth processes and specific student collaboration for high schoolers in each […]

Read More

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Tools

We would like to share some augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools with families who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an umbrella term that encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language.One […]

Read More

Translate »