Upcoming events from Autism Connections and Family Empowerment

January 21, 2023

We have upcoming webinars and networking/support groups! If you have any questions about the below events, please contact the event coordinator, who is listed in the flyer and event links. Be well.

WEBINAR

#ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy, with co-author Jennifer Brunton, Ph.D.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Noontime Webinar

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Participants: All interested in the book and topic


Join Autism Connections and co-author Jennifer Brunton to discover the principals of The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy, which takes an in-depth look at the key elements of effective, respectful, inclusive advocacy and allyship. Every topic was chosen, shaped, and informed by #ActuallyAutistic perspectives.  

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WEBINAR

Introduction to Way Finders and their Financial Literacy Program

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Noontime Webinar

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Participants: Priority to Family Empowerment Families living in Hampshire County, as well as those living in Franklin County


You will learn more about Way Finders as an organization and the resources they have available for the community. They will introduce topics including credit, budgeting, saving, and SMART Goal planning. They will also discuss other Way Finders workshops, including credit success, the youth financial literacy program, and first-time home buyer education.

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TRAINING

Charting the LifeCourse - 1:1 private consultation

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Zoom

Participants: Parents and caregivers in western Massachusetts who are looking to learn more about this popular and efficient planning tool


Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with LifeCourse Ambassador Donna Kushi in a private virtual meeting to address your questions regarding this powerful planning tool. Register below by emailing Donna directly (donna.kushi@pathlightgroup.org) to choose a time and date (the consultation is also available on the 4th Tuesday of every month). It is best to have some knowledge of the tool before meeting with Donna by viewing her webinar.

View Donna's webinar here, password: N6r28qd&


More information about Charting the LifeCourse.

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NETWORKING/SUPPORT GROUP

Special Education Forum for Parents

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Zoom

Participants: Parents in western Massachusetts with children in school having issues with IEPs


Join Nancy Farnsworth, our Educational Advocate and Information & Resources Manager, for a supportive virtual community. Come to discuss a current issue you are having, receive updates relative to special education, share a solution you've experienced, or just listen!

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NETWORKING/SUPPORT GROUP

Autism Friends and Family Forum

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Zoom

Participants: The Forum is facilitated by Linda Manning and is for parents, caregivers, friends, and extended family who are supporting individuals 17+ in western Massachusetts.


The Autism Friends & Family Forum meets to support family members and friends who provide care and guidance to adults (17+) with an autism/asperger profile. Discussion topics will include helping to manage care as needed while supporting the independent life of an adult with autism.

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WEBINAR

Thinking about Housing, with housing expert Cathy Boyle

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Zoom

Participants: Priority to Family Empowerment Families living in Hampshire County, as well as those living in Franklin County


The discussion will cover the crucial process of combining available public funds with realistic family assets to create the best potential for housing options. Although this is a basic workshop, it highlights all of the important steps to any plan in process, and will be useful even for those already on the section 8 list.


Topics include: public funds available to pay for housing; level of support needed; living skills development; assessment of personal resources; housing models; person-centered planning; and state care support options (including non-DDS) options.

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familyempowerment@pathlightgroup.org

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Family Empowerment Family Support Center

11 Village Hill Road

Northampton, MA 01060

Phone: 413.585.8010

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Family Empowerment Family Support Center

101 Munson Street

Greenfield, MA 01301

Phone: 413.585.8010

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autismconnections@pathlightgroup.org

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Autism Connections Autism Support Center

11 Village Hill Road

Northampton, MA 01060

Phone: 413.585.8010


FRANKLIN COUNTY

Autism Connections Autism Support Center

101 Munson Street

Greenfield, MA 01301

Phone: 413.585.8010

HAMPDEN COUNTY

Autism Connections Autism Support Center

220 Brookdale Drive

Springfield, MA 01104

413.732.0531


BERKSHIRE COUNTY

Autism Connections Autism Support Center

75 South Church Street, Suite 402

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Phone: 413.585.8010

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Family Empowerment and Autism Connections are programs of Pathlight.

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