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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Autism Parents: Get Thee to Concord Mass 10/24/13

If you can get to Concord Massachusetts tonight 10/24, to Minuteman Arc (see below), and you are seeking info on putting together a home for your adult child with developmental disabilities, go to this fantastic workshop. Doreen Cummings is the presenter and she is someone I’ve known forever, and she knows it all about housing in the adult autism/DD world.  This is one of those workshops that will have accessible info for you. If you get overwhelmed, write it down and contact me for help:  I’ll do what I can! Here it is. Go and I’ll see you there tonight!

Crafting a Home for Your Child   (without DDS funding)
A Free Parent/Guardian Training

Doreen Cummings, Director of Program Development at Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and Sara Freedman, Director of Community Programs, will speak about the homes that they have created that utilize financial resources other than from the Department of Developmental Services e.g. use of Group Adult Foster Care, SNAP and Section 8. JF&CS strives to serve the population of those who are not eligible for DDS services or who are not a Priority One for DDS residential services. This will be a good opportunity to learn about what they offer and speak to her about what you may be seeking for your child.

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 6:45-8:45 P.M.
Place: Minute Man Arc for Human Services,
130C Baker Ave. Extension, Concord, MA

To register for this workshop, R.S.V.P. to Michele Klein: MKlein@… or 978-287-7900.
Please include your phone number when registering.


I am not your typical audience, as I am not a parent, but I have recently stumbled across your blog and have been reading it start to finish and ordered ‘Making Peace with Autism’ from Amazon. Thank you for your perspective, which I think relates to everyone in one way or another.

— added by Lara Elizabeth on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Thank you, Lara!

— added by Susan Senator on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

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