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VSA VT Seeking Students & Mentors for Arts Mentoring Program

VSA Vermont has openings for high school students in its arts mentoring program, Chittenden and Washington Counties.  This program, by and for people with disabilities, matches high school students to volunteer adult mentors who are also people with disabilities. Mentoring pairs have opportunities to develop their own artistic engagement and creative expression by working together […]

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You Have a Right to Vote!

Election season is in full swing. Help ensure that youth with disabilities are prepared as young citizens, and that they understand their right to full political participation. Voting Facts: In 2000, 42% of people with disabilities voted compared to 52% of people without disabilities. In 2012, 56.8% of people with disabilities voted compared to 62.5% […]

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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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Family Connections at UVM Medical Center

Once a month, Family Support staff joins families at the Children’s Specialty Clinic at the UVM Medical Center for a Spina Bifida Clinic luncheon. The families and children who come to the Spina Bifida Clinic usually spend most of the day at the hospital, seeing numerous specialists. Some families travel quite a distance to spend […]

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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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Webinar 10/12 Voting

Your Voice is Your Vote! Wednesday, 10/12 from 10 – 11 am. Register now. With this big election coming up, what a great time to learn how to vote. Did you know that if you are going to be 18 years old on election day, are a US citizen, and you live in Vermont, you can vote. […]

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