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FREE Online “Open” Q & A Helping Children & Teens Foster Friendships During COVID for Parents, 10/27/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Free

DESCRIPTION: Jim Ross from the Widening the Circle project at the Arc of Massachusetts will speak and answer questions about ways to help our children and teens foster friendships under COVID-19 conditions.

Jim Ross has worked in human services for 40+ years supporting people with disabilities. This work includes summer camps, disability-related information and referral, founding and directing a non-profit human service organization and providing direct care. Jim is currently co-coordinator of Widening the Circle, an Arc of Massachusetts project dedicated to helping bring people with and without disabilities together in deep and meaningful relationships.

Jim has a life-long interest in supporting people with disabilities to participate fully in community life. He believes that people with and without disabilities should be together wherever they live, learn, work and play. Two of Jim’s children have disabilities themselves, making this work intensely personal for him.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom

FACILITATORS: AANE Child & Teen Services and Jim Ross

COST: Free

REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes one day prior to the meeting date. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited capacity.


EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: “Open” have new people joining from session to session. Closed” have the same members for a set number of sessions.

CODES OF CONDUCT: Participants at AANE events are expected to act respectfully toward other participants and group facilitators. AANE reserves the right to deny admission to and/or ask individual participants to leave an event. For more information see FAQS.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: is available for activities that require a fee and no one is turned away for lack of funds. To inquire about financial assistance or for general questions, contact events@aane.org.

ZOOM SUPPORT: if you are new to Zoom, we suggest that you visit their Help Center prior to your meeting to familiarize yourself with the platform.


October 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Nancy Parker
617-393-3824 x14