This open presentation about Eating Disorders with the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) will feature a Q&A session with the founder of MEDA, Beth Mayer. This presentation is open to the community, though it will be geared toward parents and teachers.
Members of Girl Scout Troop 72466 coordinated this event, and will also be giving a presentation to 8th grade students at Ephraim Curtis Middle School on Sept. 27 in the morning during school.
For more information about their project, visit the website they created at projectasyouare.com.
Join the Federation for Children with Special Needs, Inc.as they celebrate their 5th annual fundraising walk!
This outdoors event is a great (and inclusive!) opportunity for families and children with special needs to come together for a good cause. There will be face painting, balloon fun, and craft activities while a DJ sets the musical mood. Bring a picnic lunch!
Registration is free through First Giving – participants are encouraged to set a fundraising goal of $100 to support the work of the Federation. Those who raise $100 or more will receive an event t-shirt.
Schedule of Events:
12-1:30pm: Activity time!
(music, dancing, face painting, crafts, and more)
1:30-2:30pm: Walking the nature trails!
2:30-3pm: Awards and Prizes!
Come explore the Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods campus at your own pace. During these events the Museums are open to the general public, but group visits and birthday parties are not scheduled in order to avoid crowding and to support exhibit accessibility. Quiet spaces are available during this time as well.
THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Please note: The Science Discovery Museum will be closed for renovations and expansion. The Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods will be open.
Pre-registration is required; space is limited.
Funded by Yawkey Foundations, The Foundation for Metrowest, DCU for Kids, The Nathaniel and Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation, The Adelard A. Roy and Valdea Lea Roy Foundation, Morgan Stanley, The Acton-Boxborough United Way Youth in Philanthropy Program, Nypro, Cambridge Savings Bank and several Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils.
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE; REGULAR REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. HOWEVER, ANOTHER AUDITORIUM FOR LIVE STREAM OF DR. GRANDIN’S TALK HAS BEEN OPENED.
YOU WILL GET THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TO MEET DR GRANDIN, GET A PHOTO AND PICK UP A BOOK.
Come spend an evening with Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism and its relation to animals.
Dr. Grandin will discuss autism and its advantage in working with animals. Whether you are a member of the autism community or the livestock arena, you will find this talk informative and unforgettable.
“Autism helped me understand animals because I think in pictures. Since animals do not have language, their memories have to be sensory-based instead of word-based.” ~Dr. Temple Grandin
Survival and Empowerment: Join us to hear a domestic abuse survivor share her powerful story
Join the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable and hear a powerful story from a member of the Survivor Speaker’s Bureau at REACH Beyond Domestic Violence. The speaker will share her experiences surviving and moving beyond domestic violence. Join us to learn about ways abuse can impact survivors, what resources are available, and what you can do to help someone you are concerned about.