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Youth Leadership Network

YOU can advocate and make legislative change! This any more will be the focus of the June Easter Seals Massachusetts Youth Leadership Networks (YLN) groups!

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.

Boston

June 3rd 
1:00 - 3:00
Easter Seals MA
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

Worcester

June 10th
12:00 - 2:00
Easter Seals MA
484 Main Street, 6th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608

East Bridgewater

June 8th
3:30 - 5:30
Independence Associates
100 Laurel Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333


Springfield 

June 20th 
5:00 - 7:00
Stavros
227 Berkshire Avenue
Springfield, MA 01109

We hope to see you there! 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.

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. 

Upcoming Parent Group Presentations:

At the June Worcester Meeting:

Barbara Lee, Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC), BenePLAN- BenePLAN assists individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), who are looking for employment or are currently working, to understand how work earnings or wage increases impact these and/or other public benefits.

At the June Boston Meeting:

Leslie Leslie, Project Coordinator, MassPAC at the Federation for Children with Special Needs- a statewide organization providing information, training, and networking opportunities to Massachusetts special education parent advisory councils (SEPACs) and the professionals who collaborate with them. After almost eleven years as a private non-profit organization, MassPAC became part of the Federation in July 2009.

At the July Worcester Meeting:

Leslie Leslie, Project Coordinator, MassPAC at the Federation for Children with Special Needs- a statewide organization providing information, training, and networking opportunities to Massachusetts special education parent advisory councils (SEPACs) and the professionals who collaborate with them. After almost eleven years as a private non-profit organization, MassPAC became part of the Federation in July 2009.

 

Youth Leadership is funded by Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

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