Author Archives: Janice Sabett

You Have a Right to Vote!

Election season is in full swing. Help ensure that youth with disabilities are prepared as young citizens, and that they understand their right to full political participation. Voting Facts: In 2000, 42% of people with disabilities voted compared to 52% of people without disabilities. In 2012, 56.8% of people with disabilities voted compared to 62.5% […]

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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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Burlington: SibShop 10/22

SibShops are fun events for the siblings of children with special needs. There are two groups that meet in the Burlington area; one for ages 6-12 and another for ages 11+. For information, questions or to RSVP, contact Joanne Wechsler or call (802) 876-5315, x 217. RSVP for one or for all! Saturday October 22 from 10:00 […]

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Webinar: Transition from Adolescent to Adult Health Care (8/31)

Transition from Adolescent to Adult Health Care, Wednesday, 8/31 from 10 – 11 am. Register now. Presenters will explore how to begin the discussion about transitioning adolescents to adult models of care, including steps to begin the transition, timelines, transition care documents, differences in child and adult models of care, and tips/guidelines to consider. This webinar […]

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Webinar: Personalized Learning Plans (6/29)

Personalized Learning Plans: Exploring the Relationship Between IEPs, 504 Plans, and Educational Support Systems.  Wednesday, 6/29, 10-11 am. Register now. Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) are now part of Vermont’s educational systems. This webinar will offer an opportunity to explore the relationship between PLPs, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504 Plans, and Educational Support Systems. Learn about the […]

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Transition Forum in St. Johnsbury (2/9)

St. Johnsbury Academy: Transitioning from High School to Adulthood Forum. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm . Register now. Presenters: Lori Gilbar, Family Support Consultant, Vermont Family Network and Steven Smith, Transition Counselor, Voc Rehab Vermont. Your child with special needs is becoming an adult and you want to help! We will discuss transition planning, transition services, transfer of rights incuding […]

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