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December 2020

College and Beyond: Exploring Postsecondary Opportunities

December 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on December 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Join BCIL youth staff for chat about post-secondary education options, college applications, requesting disability accommodations, financial aid and scholarships, among other topics related to college and post-secondary education. A group for youth with disabilities ages 14-24. Monday, December 28th and Wednesday, December 30th 1:00pm-3:30pm on Zoom, with break To register and request accommodations, please email Mary-Kate Wells at mkwells@bostoncil.org or Kaitlyn Coppola at kcoppola@bostoncil.org

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January 2021

All of Us Research Project Webinar/ Watch Party

January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will introduce you to the All of Us Research Project. Help us create a more inclusive picture of healthcare by providing data that represents the diversity of the disability community. Healthcare is not once size fits all. Let's change the narrative!  Join us and find out how to get involved!  Register in for this webinar:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hEE9YMOeT3S5RBPkLkymjQ  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This pre-recorded presentation will be hosted live by Sharon King,…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Home Based Health Care Workers

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and Chair of the COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Board, Dr. Paul Biddinger for a telephone town hall to discuss the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Thursday January 21, 2021 at 7:00pm mass.gov/teletownhall 833-946-1566 Question and Answer session to follow No RSVP required

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Supported Decision Making Workshop

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Emily Berheide, M.Ed., OTR/L Hosted by BCIL Youth Services As most adults know, the transition to adulthood is a process that goes on for many years, not something that magically happens when someone turns 18.  We learn best through practice (including sometimes making mistakes) and from talking to other trusted people in our lives who may be more knowledgeable on certain topics than we are.     Supported Decision-Making is an approach that allows families to work together…

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February 2021

Preparing for Work and Life – Youth Vacation Group

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - February 19 @ 3:00 pm


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March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines & The Disability Community

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a webinar on March 9th, 2021 at 6pm! The Center for Public Representation (CPR) and our partners Mass Advocates Standing Strong, The Arc of Massachusetts, The Boston Center for Independent Living, The Disability Policy Consortium, The Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council and Mass Families Organizing for Change held virtual listening sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine for the disability community. This webinar will answer questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine that participants asked during…

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Yoga, Disability, and Transformation

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on May 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Please join us for "Yoga, Disability, and Transformation" - a new series designed specifically for people living with disabilities. Come explore the principles of yoga with internationally renowned yoga teacher and Mind Body Solutions founder, Matthew Sanford. Practice along with Matthew as he weaves story, yoga practice, and wisdom earned while living with a disability for over 40 years into a seamless practice accessible to everyone. Care partners are also welcome to attend. All sessions are FREE. No need to register in…

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Independent Living Education Day

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the first Virtual Independent Living Education Day on Wednesday, March 31st at 11am! Independent Living Education Day will showcase stories of Independent Living from across Massachusetts. Massachusetts has 10 Centers for Independent Living, which together serve all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The last year has been challenging. Independent Living Centers have risen to that challenge, continuing to provide services, advocate for access and challenge disparities. CART, ASL and Spanish interpretation have been requested. For…

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Ask Me Anything: The All of Us Research Program

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

BCIL will be hosting a FREE Ask me Anything (AMA) event on the All of Us Research Program, on March 31st at 2:00 PM via zoom. All of Us is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. This effort is supported by a wide range of organizations like BCIL, to bring diversity and inclusion to research.  As a partner, our goal is to contribute to these efforts by providing opportunities to submit data…

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April 2021

Virtual Housing Workshop

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

BCIL Offices, 60 Temple Place, 5th Floor, Boston Center for Independent Living
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Virtual Housing Workshop Join us on the first and third Wednesday of every month to learn more about and how to apply for affordable housing options in your area. Our knowledgeable staff will answer all your questions and put you on the path to finding the housing that is right for you. This workshop will teach you about: • Types of housing available in the Boston area • Navigating subsidized and affordable housing • Conducting a housing search • Communicating…

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