Although we won’t all be together at our Annual Conference this year, we are happy to announce our online Learning Series, Persevering in the Pandemic. We are sincerely grateful to the ongoing support of our conference sponsors!


Our Learning Series is for families of children, youth, and young adults with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who serve them. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact our Events Coordinator

Upcoming Workshops

December 2 from 12 noon- 1 pm – Family Worry in 2020.  What’s Not to Worry About? Presenters: Jeremiah Dickerson, MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Aamani Chava, MD; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, UVM Medical Center and Larner College of Medicine at UVM. Register here 

Details Coming Soon! December, date TBA – Telehealth. Presenter: TBA

Note: All workshops will be recorded and saved on our website and YouTube channel.

Completed Workshops

Disabled Children’s Home Care (VT’s Katie Beckett Medicaid) Eligibility & New Application (10/29/20). Presenter: Betty Morse, HST/Technical Assistance Specialist, Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN), Vermont Department of Health. Video and Presentation

Family Strategies for Mitigating the Long-Term Effects of the Pandemic (10/19/20). Presenter: Dr. Marlene Maron, Licensed Psychologist-Doctorate, Chief Psychologist & Manager, Psychological Services, University of Vermont Medical Center. Video and Presentation

Preparing Families to Provide Testimony About Changes to Special Education Rules (10/7/20). Presenters: Attorneys from Vermont Legal Aid Disability Law Project. Video, Presentation, VFN Special Education Rules Survey, and VT Legal Aid Suggested Changes to Special Education Rules 

Coverage to Care: Insuring Vermont Families (10/1/20). Presenter: Victoria Jarvis, Program Manager, In-Person Assisters, Vermont Health Connect. Video and Presentation

Wordless Humor and the Element of Surprise to Increase Connection with Older Kids and Tweens at Home (9/21/20). Presenter: Sara Forward, LICSW, Senior Curriculum Specialist, Child Welfare Training Partnership, University of Vermont. Video and Presentation

VCDR Town Hall: Back to School for K-12 Students in Vermont with Disabilities or Special Health Needs (9/18/20). Presenters: multiple from education, health, and legal. Video and Presentation  


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