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Autism Speaks New England Chapter will host a Town Hall on Services for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder on Wednesday, January 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Hogan Center Ballroom, College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA For further information, contact Kate O'Neill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Lurie Center for Autism is offering a series of small-group informational workshops for parents, caregivers and families on Understanding the Guardianship Process. All sessions will take place at the Lurie Center (1 Maguire Road, Lexington). Please Note: Due to the nature of the specific laws in Massachusetts, these workshops are designed for Massachusetts residents and are not intended to provide legal advice, rather they are informational only. The first series, Guardianship 101: Learn the Basics of the Guardianship Process is designed for parents of children age 15 and above. This workshop is offered on the first and third Friday of most months, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. The fee: is $20 per person/family. The second series, Guardianship 102: Learn the Step-by-Step Process for court required Paperwork offers a more hands-on group tutorial and will include: where you are in the process and moving forward; a review of relevant checklists for each attendee; guidance with probate court processes and referral to legal resources, if needed; assistance with filling out documentation (petition, bond, citation/giving notice, care plan); and a question and answer session. Guardianship 102 is offered on the second and fourth Thursday of most months from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fee is $35 per person/family. Registration is required for both series call 781-860-1700 for more information.

Self Advocacy Documentary Looking for Massachusetts Youth ages 14 - 22: In collaboration with Emerson College, The Spotlight Program has an opportunity for teens and young adults ages 14-22 to participate in a self-advocacy documentary project at a reduced rate. They are currently enrolling for the Winter semester beginning January 10th. For more information visit The Spotlight Program or call 978-624-2310

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