Events

Parent, Family Fun, and Community Events

May 27th, Boston, MA. - Autism Speaks Day at Fenway Park.  The Red Sox Autism Awareness Day extends a special welcome to individuals and families affected by autism across New England. Members of the Autism Community will be included in the pre-game ceremonies, and social stories and a quiet zone will be available for all, Enjoy an afternoon of baseball at Fenway Park, and raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated to Autism Speaks.  Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.  Fees apply, ticket purchases required at Red Sox Autism Awareness

June 2nd, Boston, MA. - Low Vision & Blindness Technology Fair.  Free and open to the public. People with disabilities, family members, educators, employers, therapists and others learn more about AT through these hands-on opportunities.  Vendors and advocates will be on-hand to demonstrate and explain the latest devices and resources in the area of Low Vision and Blindness.
The vendor list was not available at the time of this publication, however in 2016 the participating vendors  included:

* Freedom Scientific and ABiSee – www.freedomscientific.com

* New England Low Vision and Blindness – www.nelowvision.com
* AdaptiVision – http://adaptivision.lowvision.com/ 
* Perkins Solutions – www.perkins.org
* Perkins Talking Book Library – www.perkins.org/library
* BaumUSA, Inc www.baumusa.com
* HumanWare – www.humanware.com
Please RSVP and request accommodations to Contact Catherine Bly (617)226-2634 cbly@eastersealsma.org


June 3rd, Boston, MA. - Patient & Family Education Day: Substance Use Disorders. The Starr Center Auditorium.  Free event to provide people with substance use disorders, their family, friends, clinicians, and others to learn about substance use disorders and become involved in the treatment and recovery of someone they care about. Hear about on new research findings and important clinical topics for people with substance use disorders and their families.  Learn about the brain-based risk factors for addiction and the effects of addictive drugs on the brain, society’s response to the opioid crisis, and what it teaches us about marijuana.  Listen to a panel of patients and families speaking about their perspective on substance use, plus presentations on:

  • How to use Narcan, a medication now widely used to block the effects of opioids after an overdose.
  • A vision of modern addiction treatment that is preventive, patient and family centered, and oriented towards recovery and physical health.
  • Brain-Based Risk Factors for Addiction
  • The effects of Addictive Drugs on the Brain
  • Society’s Response to the Opioid Crisis and What it Teaches Us About Marijuana
  • Patient and Family Panel
  • Psychiatric Illness and Addiction
  • Risk Factors for Overdose
  • Safe Medication Storage and Disposal

June 3rd, Brighton, MA. - Accessible Recreation Fair, 10am–3pm at Herter Park/Artesani Playground in Brighton. The Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Universal Access Program (UAP) is offering a free, fun-filled day celebrating accessible outdoor recreation in Massachusetts State Parks!  Family-friendly, accessible, and inclusive activities include: cycling with an assortment of adaptive cycles, hiking and letterboxing with all-terrain wheelchairs and walkers, face painting and kite decorating, golf and other equipment demonstrations, bubble blowing and games, music and dancing, and much more! Join us rain or shine (call 413-545-5353 for recorded status in case of severe weather). Pre-registration is highly recommended, especially for use of equipment. To register, call Gigi at 781-254-4720 or email gigi.ranno@state.ma.us.  Please RSVP to request an ASL interpreter.  Volunteers are also welcome! For volunteer opportunities, contact Rachael at 413-992-8048 or rachael.lee@state.ma.us.

June 12th, Boston, MA. - Special Olympics Night at Fenway Park.  Join Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) to celebrate Special Olympics Night at Fenway Park. All families, friends and athletes are encouraged to come together an celebrate while watching the Boston Red Sox take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Please keep in mind this is a regularly-priced event that requires a ticket purchase.  For more information visit the Red Sox Special Olympics night page at Special Olympics Red Sox Event.

June 14th, Andover, MA
. - Recreational Resource Fair, Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Cormier Youth Center - 40 Whittier Court.  Andover Public School's Student Services Department is hosting "Oh The Places You'll Go", a free recreational resource fair for all Andover families and students ranging from Pre-K through young adult.  Gather information from the best recreational resources in the area including after school programs, summer camps, social clubs, expressive arts, all-ability classes and more.  RSVP Recreational Fair by June 12th.  
 
On-going 2017-2018, Somerville, MA.  Adaptive Climbing Group-Massachusetts (ACG) is hosting a youth adaptive climbing clinic is for children ages 5 – 17. Youth are encouraged to come climb – accommodations and equipment will help climbers with any disability get on the climbing wall. ACG will provide a safe, fun and supportive environment for children with disabilities to discover and enjoy the sport of climbing. ACG volunteers will be on hand to help fit gear, guide new climbers and belay the ropes. ACG’s goal is to provide a safe, fun and supportive environment for children with disabilities to discover and enjoy the sport of climbing. ACG volunteers will be on hand to help fit gear, guide new climbers and belay the ropes. Fees apply for admission, gear, and climbing support.For more information contact A.C.G. Kids Climbing Massachusetts 
 





 

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