Events and Workshops

We recognize and appreciate that families today want to be well informed and feel empowered to navigate systems, advocate effectively, make informed decisions, and direct the supports and services their family member needs. That’s why we sponsor high quality workshops and training that shares information and ideas to support you and your family to develop strategies to promote a better life outcome.  Some of the series, presenters and events we have sponsored include:

Community Bridges’ Series:

  • Parent Round Table Series – including: Dissecting the IEP, Extended School Year, IEP Jeopardy
  • Advocacy and Influence Series – including: Strategies for Legislative Action, Hot Topics – The State Budget and The Waiting List, Overview of the Federal and State HCBS Medicaid Service Waivers
  • Destination: FUTURE – Planning through the High School transition years for your future life
  • Family Fun Events – Family Support Picnic, Movie Night on the Lawn, Game night, Beat the Winter Blues, Game Night, Person-Centered-Planning for Families


Popular Presenters:

  • Jeannine Fitzgerald - Beyond Bossing, Begging and Bribing, Helping Children Cope: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again, Different Children Different Needs
  • Judith L. Bomster, Esq. – Overview of the ABLE Act, Financial Planning and Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship and Other Decision-Making Options. Video's of her training are availble here:
  • Allan Bergman – our nationally acclaimed guest speaker for the popular and inspirational daylong event - “Finding Your Fire” - Fostering Empowerment through Knowledge, Advocacy and Engagement  



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