Cinderella Sensory Friendly Performance

Hosted by Open Door Theater
Saturday, 3/24/18
R.J. Grey Jr. High School Auditorium
16 Charter Road, Acton

This show is recommended for children and adults who prefer a sensory friendly theater experience. Open Door Theater is proud to be one of the charter members of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s UP initiative for Universal Programming and Universal Design to increase the accessibility of all organizations in Massachusetts and beyond. Read complete details about the sensory friendly performance and purchase tickets here.

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s Training Institute

Hosted by Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Framingham, MA

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network is a teaching and training facility. They offer training opportunities for visiting professionals, families and caregivers in order to enhance the delivery of mental health services to their clients, families and communities. Upcoming training and workshop topics include:
– Compassion Fatigue and The Art of Self-Care (3/21/18)
– Autism Spectrum Disorders: How to Make Sense of Challenging Behaviors (4/25/18)
– LGBTQ Children: Shifting Families Toward Acceptance (5/9/8)
– Play Therapy: Fun & Creative Interventions for Children (6/20/18)
View complete details and register to attend here.

MGH Aspire 2018 Open House

Hosted by MGH Aspire
Tuesday, 1/16/18
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA
(Snow Date: Tuesday, 1/23/18)

This evening will feature light refreshments, the opportunity to meet and chat with Aspire’s clinical staff, hear about their Summer 2018 programs for all ages, and more. Please RSVP by 1/12/18.

Practical Strategies to Develop Independent Executive Function Skills in Students

Hosted by Medfield Public School District
Tuesday, 1/9/18
Medfield High School Auditorium
24 Pound Street, Medfield, MA

Parents, teachers and professionals: Come learn how to coach students to effectively self initiate and manage academic work, time and materials. You will walk away with many simple, ready-to-use strategies for teaching students how to develop independent homework and executive function skills.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): How to Make Sense of Challenging Behaviors

Hosted by Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Wednesday, 1/17/18
Plymouth Church
87 Edgell Road
Framingham, MA

This presentation will describe the process of diagnostic clarification for youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/neurodevelopmental disorder and co-occurring mental health diagnosis within the context of an interdisciplinary diagnostic team. Learn more and register here.

iCan Bike Camp

Co-Hosted By: Bellingham SEPAC & Hopedale SEPAC
Program Provided By: iCan Shine
June 25-29, 2018
Bellingham High School
60 Blackstone Street
Bellingham, MA

A large majority of people with disabilities never have the experience of independently riding a conventional two-wheel bicycle during their lifetime. Research shows that over 80% of people with autism and 90% of people with down syndrome never experience this thrill. Learn more about this program and register here.

Sensory-Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker

Hosted by Commonwealth Ballet & Autism Alliance of Metrowest
Saturday, 11/25/17
Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre
Regis College
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA

This is the second year that the Commonwealth Ballet company is hosting this special performance. Last year’s performance was a huge success and the performers are committed to making this show accessible for all. In this relaxed and welcoming setting the theatre lights will be left on low, the music volume will be turned down, and some of the action on stage will be less intense. There will be a “quiet zone” if anyone needs to relax for a few minutes. View the online social story to help prepare for the evening and purchase tickets here.