Sensory & Family-Friendly Performance of the Nutcracker

Presented by Commonwealth Ballet
Saturday, 11/24/18
6:00pm
Casey Theatre
Regis College
Weston, MA

In this relaxed and welcoming setting the theatre lights will be left on a little, the music volume will be turned down, and some of the action on stage will be less intense. There will also be a “quiet zone” if anyone needs to relax for a few minutes. Tickets for this show are $22 and $10 for age 5 and under. Learn more and download a social story here.

Transition Roundtable Fair

Sponsored by Advocates
Monday, 11/19/18
6:30-8:30pm
Natick High School
15 West Street
Natick, MA

Join Advocates and other human service agencies at the Natick High School for their annual Transition Roundtable Fair to learn about the services available to you and your loved ones as they embark on their transition journey. A panel discussion will take place in the auditorium followed by agency booth breakouts in the library. No registration is necessary for this event.

Understanding Behaviors & Setting Routines with Young Children

Presented by Academy Metrowest
Wednesday, 12/5/18
7:15-8:45pm
Academy Metrowest
218 Speen Street
Natick, MA

All behavior is our children’s means of communication and has meaning. When we begin to truly understand behavior from various perspectives, we are able to have more positive family interactions. Join Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Stefani Misiph for this free parent/professional workshop. Participants will leave empowered to use the concepts discussed and shape them into their own family experience. Learn more and register here.

Social Emotional Learning: It Happens Everywhere!

Presented by the Millis SEPAC & Learning Solutions, LLC
Tuesday, 11/13/18
Millis High School Library
245 Plain St
Millis, MA

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) impacts all learners across their life settings. SEL is not about a “diagnosis,” it’s about being human. Join Tracey Stoll, Founder and Executive Director of Learning Solutions, LLC for this free workshop to learn what it is, what it looks like, who it impacts and how. You’ll also find out how to be supportive and reinforce social learning for yourself and others.

Free Screening of Documentary “Intelligent Lives”

Sponsored by the Natick SEPAC and Spark Kindness
Monday, 10/29/18
7:00pm
Natick High School

This documentary, by award winning filmmaker, Dan Habib, challenges what it means to be intelligent and points to a future in which people of all abilities can achieve their full potential in their educational, work, and social lives. Dan Habib will introduce the film and lead a Q & A following the screening. Learn more and register for free here.

Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: Building the Executive Function Skills Your Child Needs in the Age of Attention

Hosted by Beyond BookSmart
Monday,10/29/18
7:00pm
Goodnow Library
21 Concord Rd
Sudbury, MA

Michael Delman, founder and CEO of Beyond BookSmart, will share insights from his new book on executive functioning and how parents can foster the development of these critical skills for success in school and beyond. Space is limited. Learn more and register for free here.

Boston Abilities Expo

Sponsored by Abilities.com
September 21-23, 2018
Fri. 11am-5pm
Sat. 11am-5pm
Sun. 11am-4pm
The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall A

Dance, play a ton of adaptive sports and learn to command a service dog. Watch your kids have a blast in the brand new play activity area. Increase your independence with the innovative tech featured at the Assistive Technology Showcase. All ages and abilities are welcome to discover their new favorite pastimes. For a special treat, Boston Marathon bombing survivors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes will also read their best-selling children’s book about a girl and her service dog. Learn more and register for free here.