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Youth Leadership Network

Which communities do you belong to? Come by the YLN in February to see if you and other members have any communities in common.

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 East Bridgewater. This is an opportunity for youth to make friends in their local communities and within the larger Network group. Check out our Photos from various meetings and YLN activities.

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!


February 3rd 

12:00- 2:00

Easter Seals MA 89 South Street Boston, MA 02111

Worcester* February 10th 12:00-2:00

Easter Seals MA
484 Main Street, 6th floor
Worcester, MA 01608

East Bridgewater February 8th  3:30-5:30 Independence Associates
100 Laurel Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Springfield  February 20th 5:00-7:00 Stavros
227 Berkshire Avenue, Springfield
MA 01109

*Guest Speaker Pamela C. Tames, Esq., - Executive Director, PLAN of MA and RI- Pam will talk to parents about steps they can take in future planning for their youth with a disability. She'll explain how there are low cost options to setting up a special needs pooled trust. These trusts make it possible for people with disabilities to protect their access to public benefits, such as MassHealth and SSI, while having funds they can use to enhance the quality of their life. She will also explain the similarities and differences between ABLE accounts and Special Needs Pooled Trusts.

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.

**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.

Youth Leadership is funded by Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

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