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07/8/20

Mass Advocates for Children Attorney Julia Landau

MAC Weekly Chat: Fall Reopening for Students with Disabilities during COVID-19

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As part of our COSA response to the COVID-19 outbreak, MAC is leading weekly virtual chats for parents to connect with each other and learn tips for advocating for your children during this pandemic.

For this week’s chat, MAC Attorney Julia Landau will talk about state guidance for fall opening of schools for students with disabilities. This is a chance to learn and ask questions about current guidance regarding special education services in the fall.  We will also provide updates about summer extended school year services and compensatory services.

This chat will be helpful for parents of children with all types of disabilities, including autism.

Please bring your questions. We want to hear from you!

Thursday, July 9, 2020
8:00-8:45  PM

Register in advance for the chat:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ca_MWz1JTWOUB_-VIy23fw

You only have to register once for the entire weekly series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the chat.

Questions? Email communications@massadvocates.org

05/28/20

Join US on Zoom @ 7 Tonight

NEW LINK : https://bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/96569508617?pwd=eDcwbk5BV3htU3RITEVFcGNjb0w0QT09

The Boston Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SpEd PAC), for parents and guardians of students with disabilities in the Boston Public Schools, is inviting families to its May General Meeting online through Zoom Conferencing Communications.

The meeting is Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 to 8:30pm and is available at the following link: https://bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/9333106592 or visit Zoom.us and enter Meeting ID:  933 3106 5924; Password 366811

The topics of discussion will be Extended School Year (ESY) and Special Education Parent Advisory Council Board (SpEdPAC) Elections.

Zoom audio channels for Spanish, Chinese and Haitian Creole interpretation online will be available.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

 

07/19/19

ABLE Summer Music Program for Musicians with Disabilities

ABLE (Arts Better the Lives of Everyone) Day Sessions Summer Music Program for Musicians with Disabilities

ABLE Program at Berklee

At Berklee, we believe that the arts better the lives of everyone. That’s why we offer the ABLE Day Sessions program for musicians with disabilities. Study your instrument in group lessons. Play or sing with other musicians in an ensemble. Experience music through drumming, singing, and music technology workshops. Learn from other musicians in clinics. Share your music in a performance with your ensemble at the end of the week.

You must be at least 9 years old by the start of the program, and you must have at least six months of playing or singing experience.

Ages: 9–17

When: July 22–26, 2019, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., and July 29–August 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Students may attend one or two weeks.)

Tuition: $998 per week. Financial aid is available to families that qualify.

Students must be able to participate effectively in lessons or classes, and maintain an environment that is safe for themselves and others.

Schedule

Monday
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m., Check-in, orientation, activities
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Greeting song and warm-up
9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m., Music-making for placement
9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m., Snack break (provided by Berklee)
10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Ensembles
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Music skills
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m., Lunch (provided by Berklee) and activities
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m., Group lessons and sectionals
1:15 p.m–2:00 p.m., Ensembles
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m., Clinic
2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Goodbye song and wrap-up
3:00 p.m., Pick-up

Tuesday–Thursday
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m., Check-in, orientation, activities
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Greeting song and warm-up
9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m., Snack break (provided by Berklee)
10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Ensembles
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Music skills
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m., Lunch (provided by Berklee) and activities
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m., Group lessons and sectionals
1:15 p.m–2:00 p.m., Ensembles
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m., Clinic
2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Goodbye song and wrap-up
3:00 p.m., Pick-up

Friday
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m., Check-in, orientation, activities
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Greeting song and warm-up
9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m., Ensembles
9:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m., Workshops (students rotate between drumming, chorus, and music technology)
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m., Snack break (provided by Berklee)
10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Ensembles
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Music skills
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m., Lunch (provided by Berklee) and activities
12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Ensembles
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Performance
3:00 p.m., Pick-up