Category Archives: News

Dine to Donate! Vermont Family Network’s 5th Annual Valentine’s Fundraiser! (2/1-2/14)

Make a difference and help change the lives of children with special needs in Vermont – just by eating! Every year, VFN partners with restaurants around Vermont for the first two weeks of February. The participating restaurants donate proceeds from a specified appetizer, entrée, dessert, or bottle of wine that is sold during this 14-day period. […]

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Exciting News! Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

We are elated to announce that Vermont Family Network has been selected to be a part of the exciting and innovative “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program, designed to create revenue streams for local nonprofits like us. For every blue Good Karma “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag bought in support of our cause at the Williston Hannaford during the month of January, […]

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Cultural Competency Resources

Vermont Cultural Competency Resources Burlington Diversity and Equity Initiatives Burlington School District – Diversity and Equity Office Champlain Valley Area Health Education Cultural Competence for Health Providers Channel 17 “Cultural Diversity Series” Cultural and Linguistic Competence – Vermont Child Mental Health Initiative Vermont Agency of Education Distinguishing Language Difference from Disability Vermont Department of Health Cultural […]

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VT AOE Parent Involvement Survey

All parents with children on IEPs should have received a parent involvement survey from the Vermont Agency of Education (VTAOE).  If you have not received a survey please call Mike Bailey, Special Education Data Manager at the VTAOE at: (802) 479-1165.  He will  look up the survey number for your child and provide you with […]

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Fundraising Friends of VFN!

A big thank you to Ashley Furniture and the Green Mountain Mahler Festival for their wonderful fundraising efforts this winter! Their support increased our capacity to serve families, and we are most grateful!  Left: Tricia Symon presents Pam McCarthy with a check for $2941 from the Ashley Furniture fundraiser held in December.         […]

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Parent Training/Conference Funding Available

Vermont Family Network is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who wish to attend a training or conference related to their child’s diagnosis. The VFN Funds may be used to pay the conference fees or for related travel expenses. We can offer funding of up to $300 for an in-state conference, or up to $400 […]

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Pre-K Law/ Act 166

What is new in Vermont for children who are Pre-K? Vermont’s new universal Pre-K, law, Act 166 provides publicly funded pre-k for 10 hours per week for 35 weeks per year for all 3, 4 and 5 year-olds not already enrolled in kindergarten. The original implementation date was July 1, 2015, but school districts now have the option to […]

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