Special Education Rules Changes Series Part 1 –  Rule Change Implementation with Karen Price – Co-Directer of Family Support Education at VFN and Ana Russo – Inclusion and Accessibility Coordinator at the VT Agency of Education. (5/17/23)

Introduction to Vermont Developmental Disabilities Services with Melanie Feddersen – Developmental Disabilities Services Specialist Supervisor at the VT Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living. (5/3/23)

Jump On Board For Success (JOBS): Supported Employment for Youth with Laura Flint – VT Dept. of Mental Health Senior Evidence-Based Practices Evaluator and Supported Employment Services Coordinator, Kara Haynes – HireAbility Transition Program Associate Manager, Jesse Lawrence – Vocational Coordinator at Clara Martin Center, and Holly Benoir – Vocational Services Coordinator at Clara Martin Center. (3/8/23)

HireAbility VT’s Summer Career Exploration Program! with Sam Bernstein – Summer Careers Exploration Program participant, Tracey Dolan – Sam’s parent, Tara Howe – HireAbility Transition Program Manager and Kara Haynes – HireAbility Transition Program Associate Manager. (2/15/23)

Services for Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired – What can VABVI provide for My Child? with Stephanie Bissonette – VABVI Director of Children Services and Taya Tarr – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the VT Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired. (2/8/23)

Learn, Earn, and Prosper (LEAP): Opportunities for Blind and Visually Impaired Youth in Vermont with Sarah Kirby – LEAP Program Coordinator, Hannah Peach – LEAP Virtual Program Developer, and Taya Tarr – Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the VT Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired. (1/19/23)

Finding a Summer Camp: There is a camp in New England for every camper! with Bud Copeland – Director of Membership & Engagement – American Camp Association, New England and Karen Price, Co-Director of Family Support. (1/11/23)

Regulating at Home with Natalie Mannherz, pediatric occupational therapist. (12/7/22)

College & Careers: Personalized Support Planning with Tara Howe – HireAbility VT Transition Program Manager, Brya L. Emery – College Steps Director of Admissions and Enrollment, Chris Kennedy – College Steps Regional Director and Dana Oliver – Program Manager at the Community College of Vermont (CCV). (11/30/22)

Protecting and Empowering our Children and Youth with Autism Through Kidpower with Laura Slesar is the Center Director for Kidpower Vermont (10/20/2022)

Equitable and Inclusive Environments for Every Family: Stopping the Suspension and Expulsion of Preschoolers in Vermont with Katie McCarthy, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator and Amy Murphy, Early Education Inclusion Coordinator both on the Early Education Team at the Vermont Agency of Education. (11/2/22)

Students with Disabilities and School Discipline – Understanding Your Rights with Cammie M Naylor, MSW, Esq. – Staff Attorney with the Disability Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid, Inc. (10/27/22)

The 988 Crisis Line – What Families Should Know with Samantha Sweet, Director of Mental Health Services at the Vermont Department of Mental Health and Amy Guidice, 988 Implementation Planning Coordinator. (10/13/22)

VFN 2022 Back to School Series – What Can the Section 504 Plan Provide for My Child with a Disability? with Greg Van Buiten, Attorney, EdLaw New England PLLC. (9/15/22)

Implementing Dr. Ross Greene’s “Collaborative Proactive Solutions Model” at Home with Sara Wilkins – All Brains Belong’s Volunteer Coordinator and Facilitator of the Kid Connections program. (9/14/22)

VFN 2022 Back to School Series: Psychoeducational Evaluations: How Do They Fit Within the Special Education Evaluation Process? with Shannon Newell, PhD, NCSP, Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Castleton University. (9/1/22)

VFN 2022 Back to School Series: Special Education Evaluation Plan and Report with Ernie Wheeler, Educational Consultant with the Vermont Agency of Education (8/25/2022)

Navigating Demand Avoidance: Threat, Safety & Foot on the Gas with Dr Mel Houser, Founder and Executive Director of All Brains Belong VT and Dr Casey Erlich, coach to parents raising PDA Autistic children at At Peace Parents, LLC and is the co-founder of the PDA Parents community. (7/26/22)

Vermont Career Advancement Project with Rich Tulikangas, Career Advancement Director at HireAbility Vermont (6/8/22)

Self-Advocacy in Transition Planning with Tara Howe – HireAbility Transition Program Manager, Dr. Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie – VCIL Independent Living Coordinator and Martha Frank – VFN Family Support Consultant- Education (5/26/22)

Add to your Medicaid Toolkit: Understanding EPSDT for youth under age 21 with Linda McLemore, Staff Attorney, Medicaid Policy, Department of Health Access (DVHA).

The Vermont Assistive Technology Program: An Overview and Feature on Sensory Tools with Phillip Seiler, VATP Program Director and Quinby McLellan, VATP AT Specialist (3/17/22)

The New Face of Vocational Rehabilitation: HireAbility VT with Diane Dalmasse – Division Director, Hibbard Doe – Field Services Manager, and Tara Howe – Transition Program Manager from HireAbility VT (3/16/22)

Restraints and Seclusions in Vermont Schools: What Rule 4500 Means for You and Your Child with Tracy Harris, Coordinator for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Supports at Vermont Agency of Education (3/10/22)

Advocacy 101 – Basic Training on Effective Advocacy for Change with Robyn Freedner-Maguire from RFM Strategies (3/2/22)

Helping Families and Students Understand their Benefits and Earnings Potential when on SSI with JoAnn Lemay, VR Benefits Counselor and Joanne Wechsler, VFN Family Support Consultant and Parent of Young Adult (1/21/2022)

Life, Love and Awesomeness: The Impact and Implications of Language – 2021 VFN Conference Keynote – Rachel Callander (4/8/21)

Special Needs Trusts and How to Fund Them (10/13/21)

SSI, SSDI and Medicaid: What You Need to Know to Help Your Child/Youth Get and Keep Disability-Based Benefits (9/30/21)

How Vermont ABLE Accounts Help People with Disabilities (5/7/20)

Covid-19 Emergency Supports for Family Caregivers Town Hall (4/21/20)

Children with Special Health Needs Town Hall (4/10/20)

Interview with Kirsten Murphy, Executive Director of the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council (Facebook Live 3/16/20)

Home Supports for Adults in Vermont Home and Community-Based Developmental Disability Services (4/24/19) 

A Look Through Our Eyes (2/3/16)

Understanding Learning Disabilities Today! (2/11/15)

Update on ACT 158: Accessing Treatment at Home for Your Child with Autism or other Developmental Disability (1/7/15)