Upcoming Events

August 14, 2016

Family Day at the Beach

Waterford, CT

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, Connecticut Hands & Voices will host a day at the beach for families. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Camp Harkess located at 301 Great Neck Road in Waterford, Connecticut.

Connecticut Hands & Voices will be providing hamburgers and hot dogs along with all the fixings and drinks. Bring your sunscreen, kite and sand toys and meet us at the beach to hang out with other families!

As a non-profit organization, Connecticut Hands & Voices is dependent upon donations and grants in order to function. Therefore, they invite you to consider a suggested nominal, tax-deductible donation of $25.00.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 5th to Renee Kleinman at

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September 3, 2016

Bye Bye Birdie

East Haddam, CT

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, the Goodspeed will host an autism friendly performance of “Bye Bye Birdie.” The performance will take place at 3:00 p.m. at The Goodspeed located at 6 Main Street in East Haddam, Connecticut.

This performance will be performed with a special audience in mind, people with sensory processing issues. This family friendly performance is designed and intended for those who are on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory related issue such as PTSD. The theater environment will be altered providing a safe, friendly, comfortable and judgement-free zone that is welcoming for all.

For questions regarding the performance contact Kate Micari at 860-873-8664 x. 316.

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October 7, 2016

Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference with Pete Wright, Esq.

Sturbridge, MA

On Thursday, October 7, 2016, the HMEA’s Autism Resource Central will host a conference entitled “Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy Conference with Pete Wright, Esq.” The conference will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. and will take place at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center located at 366 Main Street in Sturbrige, Massachusetts.

Participants will learn:

  • How to ask and receive evaluations and services that address speech, occupational therapy, psychological, neuropsychological, academic deficiencies
  • The federal laws that give parents the rights to request services for their child
  • How parents can use key words to ignite action by teams of educators on behalf of your child
  • How to have the school district provide and pay for services for your child’s needs
  • Smart IEPs
  • How to build health working relationship with school personnel

Cost of registration is $175 for non HMEA’s Autism Resource Central members and $125 for members. Registration includes text books, continental breakfast and lunch.

For more information visit

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