Workshops & Support Groups

There are many parent-run support groups in the area. Check with the contact person for dates and times. Check out the schedule for upcoming SibShops, as well. If you want to start a support group, contact us at 1-800-800-4005. Visit VFN’s YouTube channel  to watch previously-recorded webinars.

Upcoming Workshops

St. Albans: Community Resource Parent Volunteer. Saturdays, October 25 and November 1 from 9 am to 2 pm at the La Quinta Inn, 813 Fairfax Rd. Attendance at both days is required. Click here to register.  This two-day workshop is for parents of children with special needs. Please review the Community Resource Parent volunteer description before registering. Contact  Janice Sabett 1-800-800-4005, x218 for questions or to request special accommodations. Lunch and a stipend will be provided.

Webinar: The Role and Process of Vocational Rehabilitation in Transition. Wednesday, November 5, 10am-11am. Click here to register. This webinar will discuss eligibility guidelines for VocRehab services, scope and timeline for VocRehab services, the VocRehab process, and will distinguish VocRehab services from other adult employment services. Presenter: Eric Johnson, Senior Transition Counselor, VocRehab Vermont

Newport: Understanding Conflict. Friday, November 21 from 10 am to 11:30 am. Click here to register. Even with the very best communication, conflict is normal and inevitable. The more we recognize and understand the different styles of managing conflict that we and others use, the better we become at responding to it. Join us for this participatory session where the facilitator will guide you through a process of self-discovery and growth which will include identifying your own conflict style. For more information, help registering, or to request special accommodations, contact, (802) 373-5382 or, 1-800-800-4005 x218.


Contact Vermont Family Network to Schedule a Workshop:

Workshops give you an opportunity to learn and share helpful information and connect with other families.  Our workshops are geared to families and suitable for professionals. Please contact Janice Sabett or 1-800-800-4005 ext. 218 to request a workshop or to talk about how we can tailor a workshop to meet your group’s needs. Workshops include:

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