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Youth Leadership Network (YLN) at Easter Seals MA

Understanding legislative advocacy is the focus of the March YLN groups. We will be practicing how to talk with your legislator. We will also be breaking down the issues important to the disability rights community and what will be highlighted at the Independent Living Education Day at the State House happening in March.

Through the support of Mass Rehab Commission, the YLN promotes self-advocacy and self-awareness for teens and young adults with disabilities ages 16 to 21 with opportunities for youth 14 to 26. This is a state-wide initiative with meetings and events held in Boston, Springfield, Worcester, and E. Bridgewater. This is an opportunity for youth to make friends in their local communities and within the larger Network group.

All groups and events feature fun, hands-on activities and interactive discussions about communication, teamwork, community service, disability rights, career interests and employment skills.

Pizza and refreshments will be served. New and returning members are always welcome to bring a friend. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to stay and hear from dynamic speakers throughout the year.

We hope to see you there!

ASL accommodation requests must be received at least 3 weeks before the areas event. For more information, to request accommodations, or to RSVP email or call youth@eastersealsma.org, 617-226-2855. Also, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EasterSealsYouth

Guest Speakers:

Worcester Jodie St. Louis, Director of Marketing and Placement Services Shared Living/Adult Family Care Alternatives, Alternatives is a non-profit human services agency currently serving over 2000 adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities in 55 residential, employment and day programs throughout Central Massachusetts.

*The Boston YLN group will be ending at 2:30 to go to the Microsoft Store, email for more information.

**We will post any cancellation notices on our Facebook page by 10am on the day of the meeting (12pm for Springfield) in case of inclement weather. In order to receive email cancellation notices, please RSVP to youth@eastersealsma.org


Easter Seals Office
89 South St.
Boston, MA 02111
Saturdays 1:00-2:30*

March 11



Independence Associates, Inc.
100 Laurel St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Saturdays 1:00-3:00

March 18



Easter Seals Office
484 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Saturdays 12:00-2:00

March 11



Stavros IL Center
227 Berkshire Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Tuesdays, 5:00 to 7:00

March 21



Youth Leadership is funded by Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

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