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Ages 14-22: Career Readiness Program

Are you looking to enroll your child in a program that will prepare them for a job/career? Look no further than Partner’s for Youth with Disabilities’ Career Readiness Program! We work with high school students ages 14-22 with a documented disability on everything from resumes and interviewing to advocacy in the workplace and so much more. Interested in learning more? Contact Rebecca Cronin at or at 617-556-4075 ext 131.


Mass Advocates for Children Attorney Julia Landau

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


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:

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


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