November  2018
 

Our yearlong 25th Anniversary  celebration continues. Last month we
gave away two Career Path Assessment Packages from MindsetGo! This month, four lucky winners are having their families photographed in time for the holidays. Thank you to local, award-winning photographer, Karen McCall, for discounting her services and opening her studio to our families. In December, our final giveaway of the year will be to one of Advocates' residential homes for a holiday themed music therapy event. 
 
Be sure to check out all the programs, events and support groups below. As always, feel free to call or email with any questions. We are here for you.
 
Your Co-Directors,
Upcoming Events
Fun, Friends & Family: Fall Dance,  Ages 16+

Friday, November 30th, from 6:00 - 8:00pm in Framingham.  Dance the night away with your friends at Advocates at a Harvest Hoedown Dance Party! 
 
Children's Holiday Sing Along

Saturday, December 1st, from 1:00 - 2:00pm, in Framingham. Come join us for a morning of merry-making, accompanied by Roman Music Therapy Services. 
 

Sibshop Event

Friday, December 8th, from 1:00 - 4:00pm, in Ashland. Animal Adventures will be bringing exotic animals for us to experience! Our Sibshop is for brothers and sisters (age 7-12) of children with autism. 
 
Sunday Open Gym

Come spend some quality, family time, while promoting community skills development in a therapeutic environment. This program takes place every Sunday, in Natick, from December 2, 2018 through March 31, 2019. 
 

A Full Life Ahead: Supported Decision Making

Thursday, December 13th, from 6:30 - 8:30pm, in Framingham. 
Supported Decision Making is an alternative to guardianship that allows an individual with a disability to work with a team and make choices about his or her life. 


On-Going Programs
Phone Consults with Area Expert

Free phone consultations, from the privacy of your home or office, with Pam Kaufmann, former Director of Special Education for The Framingham Public Schools. Pam volunteers her time and expertise to our families, answering IEP-related questions and offering advice. Thirty-minute phone consults will take place during the day on Tuesday, November 6th and December 11th. To register for a time slot, please email Kathy Paquette.

 

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Family Support Clinics

By appointment, addressing any issues or needs that your family may have relating to supporting a loved one with autism.
 
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Support Groups
Just For Dads
- Thursday, 11/1/18 (Natick)
Parent Support Group - Wednesday, 11/14/18 (Framingham)
Portuguese Speaking Parent Support Group - Monday, 11/26/18 (Framingham)
Quick Resources
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