The Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council (VTDDC) and the Vermont Family Network (VFN) invite you to talk about what’s going well in our little state and what could be better.
What sort of changes would folks with disabilities and their families like to see? How could services and supports better meet your needs? How can we help all Vermonters thrive where they live, learn, work, and play?
These focus groups are for family caregivers of kids, teens, and adults with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions. Your ideas and experiences will be used to help VTDDC write its new 5-Year State Plan and influence positive change for everyone.
How do I participate?
A professional facilitator will moderate the discussion, and the confidentiality of all participants will be protected. Please register for only 1 focus group. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact VFN at: email@example.com or call 1 (802) 876-5315
- September 17, 10:00 - 11:30 am - Register here for Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle or Lamoille county
- September 22, 9:00 - 10:30 am - Register here for Caledonia, Essex or Orleans county
- September 28, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Register here for Addison, Bennington or Rutland county
- October 1, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Register here for Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, or Lamoille county
- October 5, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Windham and Windsor county residents may register by emailing VTDDC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
- October 15, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Those in the Bhutanese-Nepali community can register with Bidur Rai at (802) 556-1113. Bidur is Vermont Family Network’s family support consultant.
- October 19, 10:00 - 11:30 am - Lamoille, Orange, and Washington county residents may register by emailing VTDDC staff at email@example.com
Did someone mention gift cards?
As a small token of appreciation, we will randomly pick 2 participants at each session to receive a $25.00 gift card.
Make some noise.
Share the flyer with all of your friends and family members, and register to speak at an Online Focus Group nearest to you.
“Disability in Vermont: Focus Groups” are broughtto you by the Vermont Family Network and the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council.