Skip navigation

Calls to Action

Nantucket Seminars

Learn about Your Child’s Rights to Help S/He Succeed in Special Education 
Saturday, Nov 1, 9 am-1 pm

NHS/Large Group Instruction Room
Includes childcare, Spanish translation, breakfast and lunch
Presented by Amy Ravitz, Parent and MA Certified Advocate
Free

Co-Sponsored by Autism Speaks, Family Support Services, Nantucket Public Schools and Special Needs Advisory Council

For more information, contact Kim Horyn at khoryn@autismspeaks.org or 646.341.3043.

Free Thursday Workshop Series

Anxiety and Depression
November 20th
Presenter: Bart Main, MD, Child and Young Adult Psychiatrist, Cape Cod Human Services of Cape Cod Health Care

Navigating ADHD
January 15th  
Presenters: Tracey Bromley-Goodwin, M.Ed, ADHD Coach, and Holly Oberacker, ATR, LMHC

Executive Functioning
March 19th  
Presenters: Tracey Bromley-Goodwin, M.Ed, ADHD Coach, and Holly Oberacker, ATR, LMHC

We All Need Friends!
April 16th
Presenter: Jim Ross, Co-Coordinator of Department of Developmental Services project, Widening the Circles

All workshops will be from 6:30-8:30 pm at NHS/Large Group Instruction Room.

2 Professional Development Points will be awarded to certified teachers. Co-Sponsored by Autism Speaks, Family Support Services and Nantucket Public Schools

For more information, contact Kim Horyn at khoryn@autismspeaks.org or 646.341.3043.

Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) 

SNAC, which is Nantucket’s state-mandated Parent Advisory Council (PAC), is now under the leadership of parents Heidi Fee and Amy Ravitz. Every school district in MA is required to have a PAC to provide a parent voice in local special education matters. Heidi and Amy have scheduled the public meetings so that the first portion will serve as a forum for information sharing and Q&A with Nancy Miller, NPS Special Services Director, or other pertinent personnel; and the second part of the meeting will be conducted as a parent support group with facilitator Amy Ravitz, who is also an advocate.

SNAC meets the third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, followed by the parent support group, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. 

For more information, please contact Heidi, 508.228.5526.

The Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center programs are open to individuals of any age and with any special need, not limited to autism.

To RSVP and for more information, please contact Kim Horyn, Director, Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center at khoryn@autismspeaks.org or 646-341-3043.