ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival
My Hero Brother
Directed by Yonatan Nir
Israel, 77 min, Documentary
In Hebrew with English Open Captions
A group of young Israelis with Down syndrome and their siblings embark on a demanding trip through the Indian Himalayas. Many of the siblings have travelled through India before and want to share this experience with their brother or sister, and slowly come to realize with how different the hike will be this time around. But together on this physically and emotionally trying journey, the conflicts and the complexities of the siblings' relationships come to the surface. Set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, new bonds are forged, and familial ties become deep friendships. From the director of Dolphin Boy.
Complimentary popcorn and bottled water provided. Post-film discussion.
In partnership with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston, JCC Greater Boston, Jewish Community Relations Council, Gateways, Jewish Family & Children's Service, Yachad, Jewish Vocational Service
Monday, April 3, 6:30 pm - 9 pm
333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459
South Shore SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership) is pleased to offer exciting recreational and athletic programs for students ages 4 – 22 who receive special education services. The spring programs will include: baseball, bowling, crew, track, and yoga/Zumba. To learn more, please visit our website: www.hinghamsports.com and click on the “SNAP” tab. Please direct any questions to: email@example.com
There is a choice for a car on the 12:30 train for families of children with special needs with the same exact experience and activities as every other car but within a relaxed and accepting setting if that is what you would prefer. This designated car will appear as a choice on the ticket page.
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is hosting an Open House for new families
Sunday, October 16 from 4-7 pm.
458 Main Street
Norwell, MA 02061
Friendship Home’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment. Our programs build self-esteem and community involvement for our participants, while providing support for their families who may become overwhelmed and isolated by the daily demands of caring for their family members. While our programs directly address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, we are proud of our efforts to impact the entire community by raising up our participants and recognizing them as vital contributors.
CIRCLE-T (for typical sibs)
This exciting, unique program on the South Shore supports children whose siblings have a significant special need.
And it’s FREE!
WHO: Children, six to fourteen years, come with their parent, enjoy a pizza supper, and maybe, for the first time, join other ‘typical sibs’ who face similar joys and challenges of living with a sibling with special needs.
WHEN: (meets every other week for 8 weeks, October-Jan)
WHERE: House of Prayer, Hingham (Rte 228)
HOW: It’s easy to refer a student and his/her parent to CIRCLE-T. You, your SEPAC president OR the interested parent can simply sends an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details or questions, feel free to call me at 617.921.4008.
Space is limited so please, forward this to your SEPAC president and interested families today! You will have helped a child develop and master coping skills that will serve him/her for a lifetime! Thank you!
Maria Trozzi, Executive Director, Joanna’s Place
Co-founder and former Director, Good Grief Program,
Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, emeritus,
B.U. School of Medicine
Author, Talking with Children About Loss
Because everyone needs to have balance in their life with FUN! Listings include sports, the arts, family events and fundraising galas and golf tournaments.