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Free Disability Support Network Sessions


This Thursday, April 23, 2020 at noon, please join our free Disability Support Network session via Zoom.

Over the last four weeks, 1,000 people have participated in these sessions to:

  • Learn how people are coping with stay at home orders and get some tips.
  • Hear the best practices for supporting people with disabilities.
  • Talk with families, advocates, professionals, people with disabilities and direct support professionals from other states and countries.

Participant feedback: “The session helped me connect to others who are passionate about supporting people with disabilities in their communities. It was a great platform to learn, share ideas, and problem solve with leaders from other states who understand the complexities of living life with a disability during these unprecedented times. The breakout rooms were most helpful.”

Here are the upcoming sessions:

Supporting People with Disabilities

Next Meeting: Thursday, 4/23/2020 – 12 noon ET, (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT)

Join Zoom at:

Or call in: +1 301 715 8592 US; +1 647 374 4685 Canada

Meeting ID: 275 782 517

Learn How to Facilitate Meetings and use Zoom Breakout Rooms

Thursday, 4/23/2020 – 4 p.m. EDT (3pm CT, 2pm MT, 1pm PT)

Join Zoom at:

Or call in: +1 301 715 8592 US; +1 647 374 4685 Canada

Meeting ID: 167-453-573


You can preregister and receive a meeting reminder.

Join the mailing list to get notices of future sessions:


The Disability Support Network is a volunteer effort to:

  1. Support each other and share best practices to support people with disabilities. We meet every Thursday at 12 noon EDT.
  2. Zoom Tech Support. Teach participants how to use Zoom to better support people with disabilities, families, professionals, advocates, and direct support professionals. We will share the best practices for using Zoom to moderate and facilitate meetings, setting up free accounts, using Smartphones, break out rooms and answering tech questions. We will cover how to address the recent security issues in Zoom. We meet every Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT.

Hope to ‘see’ you online.

Mark Friedman and David Wetherow

Disability Support Network


BPS Special Meeting – Basic Rights and the IEP Process


Special Education
Informational Session
for Families

This session will focus on providing information
to the Chinese Speaking Community

Josiah Quincy Elementary
885 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Topics include:
Basic Special Education Rights
and IEP process

Questions/Concerns will be addressed at the end of the session.

Please join us!

Any questions, please call Cindie Neilson
(Interim Assistant Superintendent of the Office of Special Education)
at 617-635-8599.

Flyers – English   –   Mandarin


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

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.”



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.