COVID-19 Update

HCRS to Host Free Special Education Workshops

HCRS is hosting two free special education workshops for families of children with special needs. The workshops will be presented by Vermont Family Network and will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the HCRS office in Bellows Falls.

The first workshop, “Navigating Special Education,” will educate families about the special education process, commonly used language, and definitions used in special education and parents’ rights.

The second workshop, “Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Special Needs: What Parents Need to Know,” will discuss transition planning as part of the IEP process, transition services, transfer of rights, an overview of guardianship, tips on self-advocacy, and tips for parents. Workshop presenters are Nancy Richards and Patricia Kinirons of the Vermont Family Network.

Registration is required; you may attend just one or both workshops. To register, please contact Nancy Richards at or (802) 353-3277 by November 1st.