Past MSSN Events

Past Events

2019

  • March 6, 2019: 41st Annual Legislative Reception at the State House (MSSN co-sponsored)
  • March 14, 2019: Engaging the Family in Sibling Support Workshop & Adult Sibling Meet-Up (co-hosted by the MSSN, MFOFC & the Brockton Area Arc)
  • March 23, 2019: South Shore Family Network Early Childhood Fair
  • March 29, 2019: MFOFC Family Leadership Series. Board Co-Presidents Hillary Dunn Stanisz, Esq. & Zach Rossetti, Ph.D. presented No Sibling Left Behind and participated in a panel discussion
  •  April 2, 2019: Effects on Siblings of Children with Mental Health Needs presented by Emily Rubin, Executive Director of the MSSN, Director of Sibling Support at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, and Assistant Prof. of Psychiatry, University of Mass. Medical School
  • ​​April 10, 2019: The Cooperative for Human Services hosted a National Sibling Day Event & Panel. A Dialogue with Siblings: ‘Their Story’ of building bridges, strengthening bonds and advancing community relationships
  • April 20th, 2019: Songwriting Event with Jennifer Chute, Board Certified Music Therapist
  • April 25th, 2019: Intelligent Lives Screening & Panel Discussion, MSSN volunteer, Mara Quinn, participated in a panel discussion at Lesley University
  • April 27, 2019: Adult Sibling Meet & Greet! Located at Maggiano’s Restaurant, Boston
  • May 2, 2019: Sibling Meet & Greet! Located at Barrett’s Alehouse, West Bridgewater
  • May 21, 2019: Future Planning is a Family Affair presented by Hillary Dunn Stanisz, Co-President, Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative, Dartmouth, MA
  • June 22-23, 2019: Sibling Leadership Conference 2019, Zach Rossetti, Co-President, attended the conference
  • June 22, 2019:  Cambiando El Mundo de Personas Con Discapacidad (CEMDPCD) First Annual “Walk and Fair for the Disabled”. MSSN volunteers Monica Gordilla and Mara Quinn attended and represented the MSSN in Lawrence, MA
  • August 3, 2019: Adult Sibling Meet-up! Located at Revival Cafe, Cambridge
  • September 26, 2019: Sibling Grief Webinar hosted by MSSN Board Member Shruti Tekwani, LMHC
  • October 10, 2019: Adult Sibling Gathering, Co-sponsored with the Brockton Area Arc
  • October 16, 2019: Adult Sibling Meet & Greet, Roxanne’s Restaurant, Boston


2018

  • February 27, 2018: Adult sibling get-together and presentation at Boston’s 6B Lounge, on ABLE accounts with Alexandra Nadworny of Shepherd Financial Partners
  • March 7, 2018: The MSSN was a co-sponsor and exhibitor at the 40th Annual Legislative Reception at the State House in Boston
  • March 10, 2018: Supporting Siblings of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs presentation and sibling panel at the Federation for Children with Special Needs’ Visions of Community conference in Boston
  • April 17, 2018:  National Sibling Day Celebration with a  free screening of Kelly’s Hollywood at the Fox Library in Arlington
  • April 30, 2018: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation and sibling panel at UMass Lowell
  • May 2, 2018:  Effects of Having a Sibling With a Disability MSSN student intern poster presentation at the UMass Lowell’s Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium
  • November 5, 2018: Adult sibling get-together and presentation at Boston’s 6B Lounge, on sibling-related research and policy trends

2017

  • January 30, 2017: No Sibling Left Behind Webinar Presentation with Olivia von Ferstel of the MSSN for Autism/Asperger Network (AANE)
  • March 27, 2017: The MSSN was a co-sponsor and exhibitor at the 39th Annual Legislative Reception at the State House in Boston
  • May 4-5, 2017: The MSSN co-sponsored a 2-day Sibshop Conference with Jewish Family and Children’s Service
  • June 24-25: 2017: The MSSN participated in the annual Sibling Leadership Network conference in Hartford,CT
  • October 3, 2017: Radio interview regarding Future Planning is a Family Affair on WCAP 980 AM with Doreen Arcus of the MSSN
  • October 3, 2017: Future Planning is a Family Affair Presentation with Cynthia Haddad of the MSSN at UMass Lowell
  • November 1, 2017: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation at Ipswich Town Hall, Ipswich with Ipswich SEPAC
  • November 30, 2017: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation with Olivia von Ferstel of the MSSN at Northshore Education Consortium, Beverly

​2016

  • February 25, 2016: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation at The Lurie Center – Coffee Convo, Lexington, MA
  • March 5, 2016: attendance at the Federation for Children with Special Needs annual conference
  • March 9, 2016: Webinar: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation
  • March 9, 2016: 37th Annual Legislative Reception, ARC of Massachusetts and the Mass Developmental Disabilities Council.
  • March 12, 2016: MSSN Adult Sibling Social Event at Penguin Pizza, Boston
  • April 12, 2016:  National Sibling Week Event: SibTips Trivia and Wine Tasting at The Spirited Gourmet in Belmont. The event was hosted by MSSN and The Special Needs Financial Planning team at Shepherd Financial Partners
  • April 13, 2016: Webinar: Future Planning is a Family Affair
  • May 2, 2016: Children’s Mental Health Week – Sibling Presentation: The Sibling Experience and How We Can Help our Children/Youth with MSSN President Emily Rubin. Hosted by the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network in Framingham, MA
  • May 18, 2016: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation at Tyngsboro SEPAC
  • May 20, 2016: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation, sponsored by the Federation for Children with Special Needs in Boston.
  • September 16, 2016: Cosponsored a LIFE, ANIMATED SCREENING  in Westwood, MA
  • October 20, 2016: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation, Franklin SEPAC

2015

  • January 20, 2015: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation at Bridgewater  Raynham SEPAC/BRSEPAC & Bridge Center
  • January 28, 2015: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation at Ipswich SEPAC
  • March 7, 2015: attendance at the Federation for Children with Special Needs annual conference
  • March 18, 2015: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation  at  the Kennedy Day School
  • March 9, 2015: 37th Annual Legislative Reception hosted by the ARC of Massachusetts and the Mass Developmental Disabilities Council
  • April 9, 2015: National Sibling Day Event ~to honor siblings of people with disabilities at the Cooperative for Human Services, Inc. featuring local authors of sibling books, networking, and refreshments.
  • June 3, 2015: Family Diversity in Our Contemporary Society, Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, Marlborough
  • December 8, 2015: Future Planning is a Family Affair, The ARC Massachusetts Webinar Series, Presented by John Kramer, Ph.D.

2014

  • February 26, 2014: MSSN Adult Sibling Social Group: Author Talk & Dinner  Featuring: Matthew Quick, author of The Good Luck of Right Now
  • March 5, 2014: Making Our Future Happen: Feeling Safe, Included & Free ~ 36th Annual Legislative Reception, Hosted by Massachusetts ARC & the Massachusetts Development Disabilities  Council ~ MSSN was a co-sponsor, The State House, Boston
  • March 8, 2014: Federation for Children with Special Needs Annual Visions of Community Conference Featuring the MSSN presentation: No Sibling Left Behind ~ Seaport Boston World Trade Center, Boston
  • April 5, 2014: Planning for the Future: Setting up Lifelong Supports for your Child. A conference hosted by the Connecticut Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind Featuring two MSSN presentations: No Sibling Left Behind & Future Planning is a Family Affair
  • June 18, 2014: MSSN Presents: Best Practices for Supporting Siblings of People with Disabilities, Resources, Research and more…ARC of MA Office
  • June 20, 2014: MSSN Board members attended and presented at SibsJourney: A Conference for College-Aged Sibs at Brandeis University, Waltham

2013

  • January 10th 2013: No Sibling Left Behind Workshop at the Sudbury Senior Center conference room, Sudbury, MA
  •  February 28, 2013: Executive Board Member Cynthia R. Haddad, CFP ® spoke to the Residential Management Team for the Cooperative for Human Services agency
  • March 18, 2013: No Sibling Left Behind Workshop at Prospect Hill Academy
  •  April 4 &  April 5, 2013:  Building Community Support for Siblings of Children with Developmental Disabilities, Special Medical Needs and Mental Health Needs Sibshops conference with Don Meyer at JF & CS
  •  April 11, 2013: Future Planning is a Family Affair at The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center of UMass Medical School
  • May 15, 2013: “An Autism Conference: Awareness, Education and Action” Presented by Kennedy-Donovan Family Support Center In Collaboration with HMEA’s Autism Resource Center, Dean College at The Guidry Center, Franklin, Massachusetts

2012

  • January 8, 2012: Brunch at Aquitaine Dedham at Legacy Place, a social event for Adult Siblings
  • January 11, 2012: Adult Sibling Panel at the Emarc Family Resource Center
  • January 19, 2012: No Sibling Left Behind Workshop at the Foxborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council
  • January 26, 2012: Trivia Night at Upper Crust Pizza in Waltham, a social event for Adult Siblings
  • February 15, 2012: No Sibling Left Behind Workshop at the Braintree Special Education Parent Advisory Council
  • March 7, 2012: Attending the 34th Annual Arc/MDDC Legislative Reception, Massachusetts State House
  • March 10, 2012: No Sibling Left Behind Presentation at the Visions of Community 2012 Conference, Boston
  • March 14, 2012: No Sibling Left Behind Workshop at the Watertown SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)
  • April 26, 2012:  Trivia Night at Upper Crust Pizza in Waltham, a social event for Adult Siblings
  • May 5, 2012: Ice Cream at Bedford Farms, a social event for Young Siblings (7 -12 years old)
  • July 14, 2012: New England Aquarium, a social event for Adult Siblings
  • September 27, 2012: Film Screening of “Cowboy Song” with Q&A with director Marie Reagan at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
  • October 23, 2012: Trivia Night at Tommy Doyle’s in Kendall Square, Cambridge  a social event for Adult Siblings
  • November 7, 2012: No Sibling Left Behind Workshop at the Massachusetts Statewide Conference for Direct Support Professionals, Plymouth, MA

2011

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2011:  Dessert Night at Finale in Brookline, a social event for Adult Siblings
  • Sunday, November 20, 2011:  Panel presentation at the Princeton Disability Awareness Down Syndrome Conference, Princeton, NJ
  • Monday, November 21, 2011: No Sibling Left Behind Workshop  at the Somerville SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)
  • November 29, 2011: No Sibling Left Behind Workshop at the Brockton Area ARC
  • December 12, 2011: Trivia Night at Uno Chicago Grill, Burlington Mall, a social event for Adult Siblings