Institute for Inclusion: Inclusion Through Mentorship
Support through Mentorship: Accessible Supervision of Employees with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
More businesses are seeing the value of diversifying their workforce, which includes hiring people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). This emphasis on inclusion means that supervisors need effective and accessible strategies for supporting their workers with I/DD. Check out the new Institute Brief for tips and strategies for effectively supervising individuals with I/DD.
Free Summer Meals for Kids
ED and USDA Partner on Summer Food Service Program for Children
Many families have difficulty feeding their children during the summer months. To support low-income families and ensure students return to school ready to learn in the fall, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack are working together to increase awareness of the federal summer meals program. Click here to learn more about the USDA Summer Food Service Program.
Preschool Sensory Integration Drop In Program
Barrett Family Wellness Center is facilitating the following Drop In Programs and would love you to join us!
Learn how the iPad’s built-in accessibility features and other apps can open up a new world of possibilities for people of all abilities. Join us on June 19, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. or at 6:00 p.m. for an hour-long presentation. Registration required. Click for more information and to register.
Accessing Services at the College Level
Janet Jones, Director of Student and Alumni Services at Lawrence Memorial/Regis College, and Sandra Dorsainvil, Director of Disability Student Services at Regis College, will share their knowledge of how best to access to academic support services at the college level.
Assistive Tech Conference and Expo
Easter Seals Massachusetts Assistive Technology Exposition features a full-day of assistive technology workshops and exhibits for people with disabilities, their families educators, therapists and professionals who work in the field of assistive technology.
Kehillah Project RIDE trikes are now available for children and teens who cannot ride traditional bicycles!
Spring 2013 tune ups are completed and Project RIDE now has small, medium and large trikes available for new families! Call now 413-739-4715, ext 330 for your trike fitting appointment on Sunday, April 7th from 9am – noon. Learn more>