"Letting Go of Adele" - IFFBoston - Somerville Theater

Posted Monday April 17 2017 at 2:46 pm

Marty Harris -- a painter who has exhibited in the past at the Open Door Gallery -- and Adele, Marty's service dog, will be featured in a documentary called Letting Go of Adele  It's a story of the first cardiac alert team to graduate from Canine Partners for Life.  Adele has been Marty's constant companion, saving her life every day for 9 years, and the film shares an intimate look at their partnership, leading up to Adele's inevitable retirement, and what comes next for Marty.

You can see Letting Go of Adele at Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston), Somerville Theater, Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 4:30.  The film's director Melissa Dowler, the founder of Canine Partners For Life Darlene Sullivan, and Marty Harris will have a panel discussion after the movie.

Learn more at the film's website.

Purchase tickets at IFFBoston's website.

Teaching Music to Students on the Autism Spectrum Annual Conference

Posted Thursday April 06 2017 at 4:34 pm

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An innovative resource for public and private school music educators, the Teaching Music to Students on the Autism Spectrum Conference is a two-day event that will address important topics, such as:

  • Current research in Autism
  • Strategies for teaching music to individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • How people with autism learn and perceive music
  • Working effectively with students on the autism spectrum and their families
  • Using iPads to make and create music with students on the Autism Spectrum

The conference will take place April 28-29, 2017.  Presented by Boston Conservatory, founders of Boston Conservatory program for students on the autism spectrum.  For more information and to register, visit the Boston Conservatory website.

Amazon Smile 5% Donation to VSA - 3/16/17 Only

Posted Thursday March 16 2017 at 06:20 am

Amazon Smile 5% Donation to VSA 3/16/17 Only

Amazon will donate 5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to VSA Massachusetts whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  That's 10 times the normal .5% donation!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service.

Support VSA Massachusetts by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.