Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s 2017-18 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. Training Institute topics for 2017-18 include Effective Behavioral Approaches for Working with Youth on the Spectrum, Fun and Creative Interventions for Children, and many more. View complete details here.

Therapro Saturday Seminar Series

Hosted by Therapro
225 Arlington Street
Framingham, MA

Therapro hosts free Saturday morning seminars on popular topics for children with sensory, PT, OT, and speech/communication challenges. Peruse their future and past events, some of which have video clips or ancillary presentation materials. Learn more and register here.

Transition From School To Adult Life Conference

Hosted by The Arc of Massachusetts
Saturday, 11/4/17
9:00am-4:00pm
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA

A statewide conference for families that will introduce state-of-the-art, best practices around transition from school into the adult world. Workshops will cover education in the school system, employment, post-secondary education, community involvement, self-determination, independent living skills, financial and legal considerations, eligibility for services, and many other important topics. Learn more and register here.

Abilities Expo: The event for the disability community

Sponsored by Abilities.com
9/8/17-9/10/17
Fri. 11am-5pm
Sat. 11am-5pm
Sun. 11am-4pm
The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Hall C
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA

For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event introduces attendees to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change their lives. Discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, and attend informative workshops. This event features fun events for kids of all ages. Register for free.

MGH Aspire Fall 2017 Group Schedule

Hosted by MGH Aspire
Program locations: Lexington, Newton, Charlestown

MGH Aspire offers group programming for children, teens, and young adults. Their fall programs are held at their Lexington, Newton and Charlestown locations. All participants are grouped based on their unique needs and best-fit with their peers. Participants follow the Aspire model of robust support in both direct instruction and in-the-moment feedback to generalize growth in the areas of social development, stress management, and self awareness. View the schedule and registration information here.

A Community Conversation with award-winning author Andrew Solomon

Sponsored by Advocates Family Services
Monday, 9/18/17
6:30-9:00pm
The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA

Join Andrew Solomon for an inspiring talk about the extraordinary resilience of families raising children with unfamiliar challenges, the subject of Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. A Q&A with audience members will follow. RSVP here.

Innovative Technology in Community Health Care Conference

Sponsored by Vinfen
Friday, 9/8/17
8:00am-5:00pm
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

In honor of Vinfen’s 40 years of innovation and commitment to care for people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges, the Vinfen Innovative Technology in Community Health Care Conference will focus on new technologies and their impact on integrated behavioral and physical health. Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mary Lou Sudders, MSW, ACSW, will open the day by sharing her vision for the future of how technology will shape the field of health and human services for the next decade. Learn more and register here.