Our online Learning Series, Persevering in the Pandemic, replaced the 2020 in-person VFN Conference. We are sincerely grateful to the ongoing support of our conference sponsors

Workshop List

Family Worry in 2020: What’s Not to Worry About? (12/2/20) 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. Video and Presentation

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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