WFS (Wraparound Family services) is a contracted provider facilitates support services to families with children and adult with developmental disabilities who have been assessed and approved by the Dept of Developmental Services.
What is sensory overload?
What causes sensory overload?
What happens when somebody experiences it?
Is sensory overload a medial condition?
How to manage or avoid it?
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Living with Mental Illness: Books, Stories and Memoirs
AACAP's Consumer Issues Committee has developed a list of bibliotherapy resources for patients, families and clinicians. These books can be rich educational tools and therapeutic resources.
Parent resources and latest Local Events
The Arc Mass 2021-2022 Transition Conference will offer hybrid model in November 2021. It will be based on the Frameworks from Charting the LifeCourse. Families of loved ones 13-26 are encouraged to attend. There will have 12 webinars for Transition based on the 6 domains:
Meaningful Day and Employment, Safety and Security, Community Living
Social and Spirituality, Healthy Living, Advocacy and Engagement.
Dates and locations are pending.
FCSN webinar: Back to School: Mental Health and Behavioral Needs September 22, 2021. Presented by Liza Hirsch, attorney from Mass Advocates for Children
Special Needs Financial Planning: MassFamilies collaborates with local agencies to create a series of workshops about topics relevant for transition-age youth and adults with disabilities with a focus on planning for a full life ahead. 9/21,10/19/11/16 on zoom platform.
Webinar: Supporting the insurance needs of the behavioral health community, Wednesday September 15, noon. Presentor: Amy Weinstock, director of Insurance Resource Center.
DCR adaptive program schedule: see a list of the current adaptive and accessible programming offered in state parks.
Minute Man Arc 2021 fall recreation enrichment class will begin week of September 27th.
Low Cost Internet Options in MA: this list includes companies, price, area served, application and notes/eligibility.
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