Parents Rights in Early Intervention

Do you feel your young child with a disability is not receiving the services they need? As a parent of a child receiving Early Intervention services, you have many rights. If you feel that changes are needed in your child’s services or you are unhappy with the amount or type of services your child is receiving, […]

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Medically Necessary Supplemental Fund

Income-eligible families of children with special health needs (birth to 21) may apply for up to $1,000 per 12 month period for their child’s unmet medically necessary needs such as equipment, medications, travel, and therapies. For more information, contact [email protected]; 1-800-800-4005 or (802) 876-5315 x217.

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May 2017 From the Heart by Pam McCarthy

There is much to celebrate as we head into May! On April 5th, VFN hosted its annual conference for the first time at the Sheraton, truly fulfilling  participants’ “High Hopes and Great Expectations,” if the evaluations are any indication! Alix Generous, an amazing young advocate known for her TED Talk My Life with Asperger’s , […]

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Need Families for Toolkit Review

We Need Your Voice: Family & Community Engagement Toolkit Review Please come join us to inform how we put into practice high-quality Family and Community Engagement! One of the sections of the Family and Community Engagement Toolkit that is in development will include a self-assessment effort and rating rubric along with a screener tool. The […]

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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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