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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

10/27/2020 @ 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: Registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the [event or first session]. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.


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.

TECHNICAL 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.

DISCLAIMER: The resources and information shared within AANE support groups are for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Our hope is that these resources will provide you with useful connections as you navigate your journey of discovery and connection. AANE makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information shared within the group.


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Nancy Parker
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