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Survey – Remote Location for SpedPac General Meetings

SpedPac is aware that BPS families come from various areas throughout Boston.  We have heard your concerns about making it to our monthly meetings due to the location and are looking into live streaming our meetings to another area in our community, if there is enough interest.  The Murphy School will remain as our core location.


Please click here to select the TOP TWO (2) locations you would prefer to travel to in order to view and participate in monthly meetings.



Families Creating Together – Free Inclusive Art Workshops

What Does Clay Have to Say?

…with teaching artist Wendy Ellertson


Wednesdays April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and May 1st (+ optional followup fieldtrip), 5–7pm

Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Roxbury (On 41 bus line; near Roxbury Crossing stop on Orange Line and Dudley Sq. bus station; parking available)

**In English/Spanish**

Join us for a FREE, disability-inclusive series of art workshops for children ages 5-13 accompanied by an adult family member/guardian. We’ll create clay artwork to be fired in a kiln, then glaze it with bright colors.  We’ll have fun seeing what creatures and objects emerge from the clay, “telling” us what they want to be… surprises are bound to happen!  As we figure out the story of our pieces, we’ll build backdrops out of mixed materials, to help us display and perform these stories to each other at the end of the series.

Note: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This is not a drop-in series – please enroll if you can commit to coming to at least 3/5 sessions, barring unforeseen circumstances (followup fieldtrip is optional).

To register call & leave a message or text with: your name, phone, ages of children, language, & accommodations needed. Maria Christina (Cel/Text): 617-372-3022



Los miercoles 3, 10, 17, 24 de Abril y 1 de Mayo (+ excursión opcional), 5–7pm

Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Roxbury (en la ruta del bús 41; cerca de la parada Roxbury Crossing en el Tren Anaranjado y la estación de buses Dudley Sq; estacionamiento disponible)

**En Inglés/Español**


Unase a nosotros para una serie de talleres de arte GRATIS e inclusivo para las personas con y sin discapacidades, abierto a niños de 5-13 años, acompañados por un familiar adulto.  Crearemos obras de arcilla, que serán cocidas en el horno; luego las pintaremos con colores vivos.  Será divertido ver cuáles objetos y criaturas surgen de la arcilla, “diciéndonos” lo que quieren ser… seguramente habrán sorpresas!  A medida que vamos conociendo las historias de nuestras piezas, constuiremos telones de fondo de materiales mezclados, para ayudarnos a enseñar y narrar estos cuentos al final de la serie.

Ojo: SE REQUIERE LA PRE-REGISTRACION; por favor inscribese si ud puede comprometerse a asistir a por lo menos 3/5 sesiones de la serie, a menos que surgen circunstancias no previstas (la excursión adicional es opcional).

Para inscribirse llámenos y deje un mensaje o mande un text con: su nombre, teléfono, los edades de los niños que asistirán, su idioma, y cualquier arreglo especial que necesite.  Maria Christina (Cel/Text/Español): 617-372-3022


Youth Leadership Forum

Youth Leadership Forum

Partners for Youth with Disabilities is proud to host the 2019 Massachusetts Youth Leadership Forum! The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is an overnight conference for youth and young adults with disabilities held annually in Massachusetts and other states across the country. YLF participants build leadership skills and leave better prepared for future employment, higher education, and independent living. This year’s YLF will take place from June 25th-June 27th, 2019 at Bridgewater State University. Below are links to the 2019 YLF information and flyer as well as the 2019 YLF Application which can be completed online.


Please help us spread the word about this terrific opportunity to eligible youth with disabilities across the state! We want to be sure that all regions of Massachusetts are well represented at the Forum.  The YLF application deadline is April 15th, 2019. Please share this information with your networks, colleagues, families, students and youth who may be interested and eligible!


The YLF 2019 recommendation form can be found at this link:

Stand For Children – Fair Funding


Stand is focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability. Join us in standing up for families in your community.