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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Get Help Preparing for Your Child's IEP Meeting

Adapted from a The United Arc press release:

The United Arc and Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) are sponsoring two free workshops for parents and professionals to help them through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting process.  "Getting it Done!  Preparing for Your Child's IEP Meeting" will be held on Wednesday, September 21st, in Turners Falls and again on Thursday, October 13th, in Athol.  Guest speaker Ingrid Flory, of MFOFC, will offer strategies to help participants have a productive IEP meeting, contribute directly to the plan, get their concerns addressed, and clearly communicate their vision and priorities.

Help for Those with Adult Loved Ones with Mental Illness

Adapted from a National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts (NAMI-WM) press release:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts (NAMI-WM) will offer its free, 12 week, "Family to Family" Education Course for families, partners, or friends of individuals living with mental illness, beginning Thursday, September 8th, from 6PM to 8:30PM, right here in Greenfield.  The program is designed to help caregivers understand and support their loved ones while maintaining their own wellbeing.

Volunteers Needed to Play with Homeless Children

Adapted from a Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC) press release:

Do you know that so far this year in Massachusetts 16,000 children under the age of 5 have been homeless?  The stress and trauma of homelessness is emotionally and cognitively damaging to young children so Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking fun-loving, dependable, people to interact and play with children living in family homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters in Western Massachusetts, including right here in Greenfield.

Child Advocacy Center Grand Opening Friday

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office press release:

The public is invited to the Grand Opening of the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Franklin County & the North Quabbin Region on Friday, April 29th, from 3PM to 6PM.  The CAC serves children who are suspected of having been abused and it is a comfortable setting where they can be forensically interviewed and medically examined in a non-threatening manner.  Area contractors and artists volunteered hundreds of hours to transform an old house into this beautiful center serving Franklin County’s youngest citizens.

Upcoming Workshops at The United Arc

Adapted from a The United Arc press release:

Once again, The United Arc will offer free programs designed to help families and professionals care and advocate for people with special needs.  Person Centered Planning will be the topic on February 17th and March 9th, while Transition to Adulthood will be the focus on March 24th.

Greenfield Wins Urban Agenda Grant

Adapted from a Massachusetts Governor's Office press release:

Recently, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced the inaugural round of awards from the Commonwealth’s Urban Agenda Grant Program, a new grant program that seeks to unlock community-driven responses to local economic opportunities through partnership-building, problem-solving, and shared accountability. The awards, totaling $3 million in grant funding, will fund 16 economic development, planning, and housing development initiatives, across 13 communities.

Upcoming Workshops at The United Arc

Adapted from a The United Arc press release:

Once again, The United Arc will offer free programs designed to help families and professionals care and advocate for people with special needs.  Basic Rights in Special Education will be the topic on January 14th and Guardianship & Other Options will be the focus on January 27th.

Pre-Register Now for NAMI "Family to Family"

Adapted from a National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts (NAMI-WM) press release:

NAMI-WM, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will offer its free, 12 week, "Family to Family" Education Course, for families, partners, or friends of individuals living with mental illness, beginning Saturday, September 12th, from 9AM to 11:30AM, in Northampton.  The classes will run Saturday mornings through November 21st.  While NAMI hopes to bring this program to Greenfield in the future, for now Northampton is the closest location.

Help Say Farewell to United Arc's Ed Porter

Adapted from a The United Arc press release:

On August 26th, from 4PM to 7PM, at Terrazza Ristorante, The United Arc invites the community to say "Bon Voyage" to its executive director after 39 years at the post. Ed Porter, who has served The United Arc since 1976, performed a variety of roles over the years, as programs offered by the organization expanded and adapted to the changing needs of the intellectual and developmental disability community. He leaves The Arc after completing a long-awaited move of its administrative offices, Franklin Family Support Center, and Positive Parenting Resource Center to Avenue A in Turners Falls.  Terrazza Ristorante is located at the Country Club of Greenfield, 244 Country Club Road, and no RSVP is required to attend the party.

It's Party Time: Medicare turns 50

Adapted from a Western Mass Jobs with Justice press release:

To celebrate the anniversary of Medicare, which provides health insurance security to 55 million people, including 46 million people ages 65 and older and 9 million people younger than 65 who have permanent disabilities, having been signed into law on July 30, 1965, the Western Massachusetts Medicare Birthday Party Coalition will host a gathering on Greenfield's town common at 3:30PM on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

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