March 24, 2010 “Managing Chronic Stress: How to stay calm when everything is falling apart?”

“Managing Chronic Stress: How to stay calm when everything is falling apart?” March 24, 2010, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 75 Mt. Auburn St., second floor, Monks Library Join Jeanne Mahon, Director of the Center for Wellness at the Harvard University Health Services, for a talk about self care and managing chronic stress. This event is […]

February 24, 2010 “Chat with a Pediatrician – Difficult questions about your child’s health and development”

“Chat with a Pediatrician – Difficult questions about your child’s health and development” February 24, 2010; 12:00 p.m. 75 Mt. Auburn St., second floor, Monks Library If you are worried about your child’s health and development, join Dr. Maureen Lynch, Chief of Pediatrics at the Harvard University Health Services, for a questions and answers session […]

New listserv

The group has “migrated” from the bulletin board to a listserv — http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/networkingforkids. The bulletin board is still “open” but there’s no activity, while the listserv has had a few interesting discussions and gets a lot of forwards from other discussion groups (information about upcoming meetings, summer programs, Q&As, etc.) As in the case of […]

Free Clinic For Parents On Special Education Transition Services For Children With Disabilities, Ages 14-22

Disability Law Center, Inc. is offering a free training and clinic for parents on special education transition services for children with disabilities, ages 14-22. The morning session will include a presentation on transition services and planning for children with disabilities and during the afternoon parents will have an opportunity to get some individual consultation time […]

Special Needs Financial Planning Seminar

Wednesday, September 30 @ 12-1:30PM CWD 3314, 124 Mt Auburn, Cambridge, MA Cynthia Haddad, Certified Financial Planner, Bay Financial Associates Are you prepared for your child’s future? What is a special needs trust? Should you obtain guardianship for your child? What do you need to know about Social Security? Certified Financial Planner Cynthia Haddad, from […]

“Project Management” aspects of caring for a child with special needs

Shellie Léger, one of the speakers at our June 2009 meeting sent us another, very interesting, three-page handout, with the following introduction: Families of children with special needs will often be happy to tell those who care (and have the patience to listen) just what managing their child’s disability and/or health care needs truly entails.  […]

Come connect with the Office of Work/Life – July 21st

Come meet with the Office of Work/Life and find out how we may be able to support the unique challenges you face while raising a child with special needs.  We would also like to collaborate with you on some upcoming educational workshops.  Join us for a productive discussion. When:  Tuesday, July 21st @ 1:00 PM Where:  […]

Discussion Forum launched

One of the members with an IT background has created a forum for the group’s members. To sign up, please go to: http://www.shamrockbay.com/networkingfor…. Because the group is open only to Harvard affiliates, you do need to sign up with a valid Harvard address. Your “membership” must be approved by a moderator and we might ask why […]

June 2009 Networking Meeting (Workshop)

Sandra Clancy, family advisor, and Shellie Legere, Pediatric Social Worker, will talk briefly about the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Coordinated Care Clinic and the concept of “medical home”, but will spend most of the hour answering parents’ questions and giving tips on where to look for resources about your child’s condition, how to coordinate […]

Next meeting – May 20, 2009

The next meeting will be on May 20, 2009 at noon, in Longfellow 308 (13 Appian Way). A huge THANK YOU to Prof. Jenny Thomson from the GSE for booking the room for us! This is not going to be a workshop, just a networking meeting so that we can get to know one another […]