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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Adult Guardianship and Alternatives

As a child nears 18, there are many things to consider, for example, there are options relating to guardianship. Guardianship is a legal process where the court gives a parent, or other adult the authority to care for and make ALL decisions for another adult. Whether this is the best option for an individual should […]

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Seeking Parents of High School Youth

Are you the parent of a high school aged youth who is working with a Transition Counselor from VocRehab? Are you interested in improving transition services to adulthood for students? Each of the 12 regions in Vermont has an interagency team (with schools) tasked with creating smooth processes and specific student collaboration for high schoolers in each […]

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Tools

We would like to share some augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools with families who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an umbrella term that encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language.One […]

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