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09/15/13

Boston Abilities Expo – September 20-22, 2013 Boston Convention Center

http://www.abilitiesexpo.com/boston/

Abilities Expo—The Nation’s Leading Expo for People with Disabilities—to feature Push Girl’s Star Auti Angel, Paralympian Jennifer French along with an Extensive Line Up of New Products, Services and Technology at The BCEC, September 20-22

Boston, MA ~ Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo Boston on September 20-22, 2013 at The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (Hall C). Admission is free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Admission is free.

Abilities Expo, Boston, is the newest in a series of Abilities Expos that take place around the country and have been doing so since 1979. Abilities Expo Boston features an impressive line-up of exhibits, celebrities, workshops, events and activities to appeal to people of all ages with the full spectrum of disabilities—including physical, learning, developmental and sensory disabilities.

“It’s not just that we provide a forum that showcases essential  technology to bridge the gap between ability and disability,” said David Korse,  president and CEO of Abilities Expo. “The Expo is always new and exciting with  a host of all-inclusive, adaptive activities.”

ASL interpreters, complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and a power chair charging station will also be available during show hours.

“The Expo provides the community of  people with disabilities access to life-enhancing products, education,  resources and fun,” said Korse. “We can’t wait help people explore the possibilities and open their  eyes to all the things they can do.”

 

Registration

Online pre-registration is now closed. FREE registration will be onsite at Abilities Expo this Friday through Sunday.

Thank you very much for your interest in the Boston Abilities Expo on September 20-22, 2013. Our event team is already onsite at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C preparing to make this the best Abilities Expo yet.

Please come directly to the show this Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday where you can register for free and come right on in.

It’s going to be a great event! We look forward to meeting you in person!

If you have any questions, please call David Korse at (310) 405-1317.

08/6/13

Free Food Allergy Awareness Day at the Franklin Park Zoo hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital

Free Food Allergy Awareness Day at the Franklin Park Zoo hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital

https://allergy.webconnex.com/food_allergy_zoo_day

Enjoy a Free Day at the Franklin Park Zoo Hosted by the Food Allergy Comprehensive Evaluation, Treatment and Support (FACETS) Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.  All costs of the event are covered for ANY family living with food allergies.  Faculty from Children’s Hospital will be speaking throughout the day on various topics (See below for schedule of talks).

Have any questions about food allergies ?  Come to our Ask The Expert table where our allergists, nurses, dietitians, social worker, and psychologist can answer your questions.

Learn about food allergy related products and receive free samples at the vendor area.

All families who are registered will have their admission covered, as well as access to free train rides, face painting, and other activities!

DATE: Saturday September 28, 2013 (Rain Date Sunday September 29th)
LOCATION: Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Rd Boston, MA 02121
ZOO HOURS: 10 am – 6 pm
Free Parking

For updates to the event, and check for rain date status visit Boston Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Program Facebook Page  (http://www.facebook.com/BCHallergy)

Schedule of Offered Talks

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Lisa Bartnikas MD Topic: What You Need to Know About Food Allergies

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Tara McCarthy MS, RD, LDN Topic: Nutrition & Food Allergies

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Elizabeth Hait MD, MPH Topic: Updates on Eosinophilic Esophagitis

12:45 PM – 1:30PM LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Dale Umetsu MD, PhD Topic: What’s New in Food Allergy Research

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Jenny LeBovidge PhD Topic: Coping with Food Allergies: Involving and Empowering Children

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM John Lee MD Topic: Myths & Interesting Facts about Food Allergy and Wrap Up

07/24/13

Transition Planning Seminars – Planning A Life Aug 8-9 and Travel Training Services Aug 27-28

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Planning A Life – Thursday & Friday August 8 & 9, 2013
Making the Most Out of High School

A Transition conference for families of Boston Public School students in Special Education
If you have a child in special education age 14 to 21, this transition conference is an important opportunity for you.

This FREE Transition conference is scheduled
for BOSTON families only

Thursday & Friday August 8 & 9, 2013
from 8:30am – 3:30pm

the KROC Center
650 Dudley Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Come and Learn About:

•             Creating a VISION
•             Portfolio Development
•             Transition Requirements of IDEA 2004
•             Importance of TRANSITION ASSESSMENTS
•             Transition Planning Form to Transition goals into the IEP
•             Post Secondary Ed, Job Development, Community

 Please register with the Office of Special Education and Student Services at 617-635-8599
or email Sheila Litif slitif@boston.k12.ma.us or Helen Murphy hmurphy@boston.k12.ma.us

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Travel Training – Tuesday & Wednesday August 27 & 28, 2013
Presented by Easter Seals

If you have a child in special education age 14 to 21, this travel training conference is an important opportunity for you.

This Travel Training conference is scheduled
for BOSTON families only

Tuesday & Wednesday August 27 & 28, 2013
from 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: TBD

•             Learn about the importance of independent travel for young adults with disabilities for traveling to college, post-secondary education or work.

•             Hear from other families about the impact that learning to use public transportation has had on their child’s life;

•             Share thoughts, perceptions, and concerns about your child using public transportation and identify strategies and solutions to address these concerns.

Please register with the Office of Special Education and Student Services at 617-635-8599

or email Sheila Litif  slitif@boston.k12.ma.us
or email Helen Murphy  hmurphy@boston.k12.ma.us

Thank you.