Parent Workshop: The Role of Technology in Living and Learning

Presented by Academy Metrowest
Wednesday, 3/13/19
Academy MetroWest
218 Speen Street
Natick, MA

Drs. Al Cotugno, Ph.D., and Peter Szuch, Ph.D. will be presenting “All Good or All Bad (Maybe Neither): The Role of Technology in Living and Learning.” The presenters will target issues of importance to parents related to technology’s place in children’s school and home lives. They will highlight recent research and evidence about its benefits and disadvantages that may influence and guide parenting practices in this new age and provide focused discussion points for analysis. Learn more and register here.

Webinar: Why is My Child Struggling in School? Executive Function Skills and a Roadmap to Success

Presented by Dr. Joseph Moldover and Michael Delman
Tuesday, 12/11/18

In this webinar, neuropsychologist Dr. Joe Moldover helps explain the process of evaluating children for learning differences and what the results tell you about how to support your child. Then, Michael Delman M. Ed., shares his expertise as an Executive Function coach, providing tips and strategies that can help students build the skills they need to be happy, confident, and successful learners. Learn more and register here.

A Full Life Ahead: Supported Decision Making

Presented by Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change in partnership with Advocates
Thursday, 12/13/18
Advocates Main Office
1881 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA

Supported Decision Making is an alternative to guardianship that allows an individual with a disability to work with a team and make choices about his or her life. Under this model, the individual designates a support network, sometimes called a circle of support, to help him or her with decision making. Learn more and register here.

Sensory Friendly Performance of Disney’s ‘High School Musical On Stage!’

Presented by Dover-Sherborn Middle School
Saturday, 12/8/18
Mudge Auditorium
9 Junction Street
Dover, MA

Individuals with sensory or special needs are warmly encouraged to attend the Saturday matinee performance of this musical. There will be a calming corner with bean bags, sensory toys, and volunteers to provide support as needed. Purchase tickets at and be sure to select the 1:00pm performance.

Sensory & Family-Friendly Performance of the Nutcracker

Presented by Commonwealth Ballet
Saturday, 11/24/18
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
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
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
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.