Multi-Tiered System of Supports

A Multi-Tiered System of Supports or MTSS unifies general education and special education to teach all children, with and without disabilities, to be successful learners. It provides supports in both academics and behavior and can promote the inclusion of children with disabilities in school. Families are involved every step of the way and work collaboratively […]

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February 28 Concert Supports Tom Sustic Fund

Congratulations to Young Tradition Vermont on securing co-sponsorship from the UVM Children’s Hospital for their February 28th Mardi Gras Concert to benefit the Tom Sustic Fund! Kudos to the young performers of traditional music, their families and teachers, musicians, and supporters of the Tom Sustic Fund. Their fund-raising efforts support children and families in life-altering […]

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VFN Restaurant Raffle

A $5 raffle ticket can win you one of 20+ gift certificates from restaurants all over the area! This important fundraiser will support the work we do with families of children with disabilities all over the State of Vermont!Check out the list of restaurants, and buy your tickets here:http://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/donate/dine-to-donate/

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Public Hearings on Vermont Governor’s FY18 Proposed State Budget on 2/13 & 2/16

January 24, 2017 by Common Good Vermont Coordinator The Vermont House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are seeking public input on the FY 2018 Governor’s Proposed State Budget and will hold community-based public hearings on Monday, February 13, 2017, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the 6 locations listed below. Bellows Falls: Windham Antique Center, 5 The […]

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Employment and Leadership Opportunities

Vermont Family Network is seeking great people to fill our Children’s Integrated Services Early Intervention (CIS-EI) Team’s Developmental Educator and Family Resource Coordinator vacancies ASAP. If you are seeking a job in Chittenden County that makes a difference for young children who have, or are at risk of having developmental delays, please send a resume and […]

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VFN Receives Grant from Vermont Community Foundation

Vermont Family Network recently received a $15,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Innovations and Collaborations grant program. The grant will help further Vermont Family Network’s mission to empower and support all Vermont families of children with special needs by expanding the organization’s capacity to provide family-to-family support in the refugee and immigrant communities in […]

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Leadership Corner

Leadership Series 2017 will be kicking off the next round of training in early December, and this group of trainees will graduate in March at Disability Awareness Day at the statehouse. The Vermont Leadership Series is a collaborative project between Vermont Family Network, the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council, and Green Mountain Self Advocates. Funding from […]

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Vermont Approves ABLE Savings Program

On October 25, 2016, Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce announced a new opportunity for Vermonters who experience a disability and their family members to save for future disability-related needs. The VT-ABLE Savings Program will be the fifth program in the nation to offer this new tax-advantaged program that shields savings from the low asset limits […]

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National Federation of the Blind Newsline Service Available to Vermonters

Vermonters who are blind or visually impaired – or who have other disabilities which make utilizing print media difficult or impossible – now have access to more than four hundred publications including national newspapers, breaking news, international newspapers, state newspapers, and magazines through the National Federation of the Blind-Newsline®. The system also includes access to TV […]

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