Upcoming events from Autism Connections and Family Empowerment

November 29, 2022


We hope you had a great holiday! This week we have three events on the schedule: a virtual networking group, a family activity, and an in-person workshop in our Northampton office.

NETWORKING/SUPPORT GROUP

Special Education Forum for Parents

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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

Virtual

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


Join Nancy Farnsworth, Autism Connections' 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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FAMILY ACTIVITY

StoryWalk®: Meeting Mimi: A Story about Different Abilities

Thursday, December 1, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Participants: All ages, but particularly the young


Southwick Public Library

95 Feeding Hills Road

Southwick, MA


Take a walk on the grounds of the Southwick Public Library and learn about Mimi’s classmates as they ask questions about different abilities and make a new friend. There is no registration required for this event - Kelsey will have set it up for you to enjoy at your own pace!

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

SSI and SSDI for Ages 18+

Understanding and successfully applying for benefits

Saturday, December 3, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Participants: Anyone who plans to apply for SSI and SSDI, and is over age 18.


Family Empowerment, Hampshire County Office

11 Village Hill Road

Northampton, MA 01060


Join SSI/SSDI advocate Caitlin Thomas and Family Empowerment for an In-Person Workshop about SSI and SSDI for adults. Completing paperwork properly can make a big difference in getting approved for benefits. 

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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

110 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

110 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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