Upcoming Events

VFN’s upcoming events include webinars, workshops, Sibshops, and support groups. If you have a suggestion for a future event, please contact Janice Sabett. 


Visit  VFN’s YouTube channel to watch previously-recorded webinars.

Alternatives to Guardianship: There are real options! Wednesday, May 31 from 10 – 11 am. Register Now. Have you been working hard to support your son or daughter to be independent but are worried about keeping them safe? Join the Disability Law Project and Green Mountain Self-Advocates to learn about effective strategies to support someone to make health care and financial decisions while maximizing self-determination. Also learn about the legal alternatives to private guardianship in Vermont for adults. Presenters: Laura A. Gans, Staff Attorney, Disability Law Project, Karen Topper, GMSA Administrative Director, and a self-advocate (TBD)

Community Conversation

Brattleboro: Do you live in Windham County and have a child with a disability? Please join a Community Conversation on Wednesday, May 24 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Dinner and a $25 stipend (per family) will be provided. Register Now.


** Cancelled ** Arlington: Free Workshop! Navigating Special Education and the IEP. Thursday, May 25 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm. Martha Canfield Library, 528 East Arlington Road. RSVP required to [email protected] (802-353-3277) or [email protected] (802-952-8477). Special thanks to the Vermont I-Team for providing beverages and snacks.

If you would like to host a workshop, please email Janice Sabett.


Sibshops are fun events for the siblings of children with special needs. Watch this video to learn more. Sibshops meet in the Burlington area. For information, questions, or to RSVP, please contact Jamie Rainville or call (802) 876-5315 or 1-800-800-4005, x 243.

Sibshop Schedule for Children and Youth Ages 6+

Each Sibshop includes an activity, conversation, and sharing a meal. Locations vary depending on the activity. Participants should dress comfortably and be ready for action! $5-10 donation per session depending on the activity. As always, scholarships are available! Activities shown are subject to change.

Saturday June 3 Bowling party from 11 – 1:30 pm at Spare Time215 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester

Support Groups

For information on parent-run support groups click here.

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