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Disability Resource Network: Opportunities for Your Child This Fall
August 16, 2018
The fall signifies the beginning of school, and for many, a new start with work. For those with loved ones with disabilities, having support, advocacy and someone to help navigate through the school system can be of tremendous help.

Humans of JF&CS Part 8
August 14, 2018
This week on Humans of JF&CS, meet Ruth Maffa, Senior Development Officer, and Gail Leichtman, Geriatric Care Manager.

It Felt Like We Had All Adopted Her Together
August 10, 2018
"We had considered adoption but were too nervous to pursue it until I met Anne Woodfork, head of Adoption Services at Jewish Family Services (JFS) North Shore."

Help Introduce Your Community to Memory Cafés
August 7, 2018
A new, one-minute public service announcement (PSA) video in English and Spanish is available from the JF&CS Percolator Memory Café Network.

Singing to the Back Row
August 2, 2018
When Jeanne Andersen and Christine Pizer responded to a notice looking for volunteer singers last summer, they had no idea what a positive effect the experience would have on their own lives.

Q&A with Isabel Lopez
July 31, 2018
Hear from Isabel Lopez, Family Support Partner in Early Connections/Conexiones Tempranas (ECCT).

Celebrating National Disability Independence Day
July 26, 2018
This day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990, but it symbolizes so much more.

Humans of JF&CS Part 7
July 24, 2018
This week on Humans of JF&CS, meet John Wills, Director of Employment Programs and overseer of Pathways to Employment and JF&CS Employment Services, and Marissa Levenson, Case Manager in the Guardianship Program.

Bringing Dementia Friends to High School
July 19, 2018
We talked with a very special Dementhia Friends Champion, rising high school junior Maggie Chiffer in Topsfield.

Navigating Towards a Better Future
July 17, 2018
Children with disabilities are entitled to the same enriching educational experience as their peers, but they and their families are often met with roadblocks along the way.

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