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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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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Webinar 9/26 Truancy and VT Schools

What You Need to Know about Truancy and Vermont Schools. Monday, 9/26 from 10 – 11 am. Register now. The webinar will provide an overview of Vermont laws, policies and procedures on truancy. It will also offer tips and general legal advice for families facing truancy proceedings. Guidance and special considerations for families of children with special needs […]

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Morristown: Navigating Special Ed Workshop 10/11

Morristown: Navigating Special Education and the IEP. Tuesday, 10/11 from 6 – 8 pm. Register now.  Parents are equal partners in the development of their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Learn about special education evaluations, what it takes to qualify for an IEP, how to develop a strong IEP, parents rights, and tips for successful school meetings. […]

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