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Tuesday, January 05 2016

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.

Basic Rights in Special Education
Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 6PM to 8PM
The United Arc/GAAAFSN Office, 361 Main Street in Athol

At this workshop for parents and professionals, guest presenter Gayle Dublin, of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, will provide families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Massachusetts Special Education Law.  This workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child's school in order to decide their child's eligibility for special education, as well as to plan, make decisions, and monitor their child's progress in school.

For more information, or to register, please email Jennifer Lemoine, call her at (413) 773-8731 x1048, or register online at www.unitedarc.org.

Guardianship & Other Options with Attorney Fred Misilo
Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from 6PM to 8PM
The United Arc, 294 Avenue A in Turners Falls

At this workshop for parents and professionals,  guest presenter Fred Misilo will lead a training on guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, and other "coming of age" related issues for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Fred is an attorney who concentrates his practice in special needs planning, elder law, trust and estate administration, and service advocacy.

For more information, or to register, please email Rachel Fogg, or call her at (4130 774-5558 X1042, or register online at www.unitedarc.org.

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About The United Arc
The United Arc has provided comprehensive and individualized support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Pioneer Valley and North Quabbin region since 1951.

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