Author Archives: Janice Sabett

Vermont’s Special Education Rules

Vermont’s current Special Education Rules (dated 6/1/13) issued by the Vermont Agency of Education are now available on the Vermont Family Network website. Please call our helpline at 1-800-800-4005 or (802) 876-5315 whenever you have questions about special education or the Rules. We’re here to listen and help!

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Hospital Happenings for October

Pediatric Updates: Dr. Thomas Willson is a plastic surgeon and Director of the Cleft/Craniofacial Program at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. He specializes in pediatric and craniofacial plastic surgery including cleft and craniosynostosis care, pediatric facial trauma, and the treatment of other […]

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Vermont Leadership Series Needs You!

The Vermont Leadership Series trains Vermonters with developmental disabilities, and their family members, to be advocates for positive social change. Nearly 100 Vermonters have participated so far. Graduates get involved! For example, more than half of the 2015 Leadership Class has joined a board or advisory work group. Leadership participants also get a chance to […]

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Baseball to Benefit VFN

Baseball to Benefit VFN! You can now purchase your “May Days” tickets right up until game day! When you purchase Lake Monsters tickets for the specific VFN date (Sunday, August 19th) using the specific link below, a portion of every ticket will go to VFN! That night is also “fleece blanket night” so you don’t […]

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Puppet Stories from the Road

Local supporters, Creative Labels of Vermont and The Gibney Family Foundation sponsored our May puppet shows at Vermont schools. The puppets presented shows on Cultural Diversity, Bullying Prevention, Children’s Mental Health, Healthy Snacking, and Autism Demystification. Here’s what the kids are saying: “I learned there is a difference between being rude, mean and bullying.” 4th […]

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Puppets in Education Joins VFN Family

Puppets in Education (PiE) is excited to join the VFN Family! PiE has been bringing puppet shows to children throughout Vermont for thirty-seven years, reaching between 5-10,000 children annually. Their twenty programs address a wide range of topics including: Demystifying Autism, Celebrating Individual Differences, Social and Personal Safety, Healthy Bodies, Children’s Mental Health and Alcolhol, […]

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