Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM EST
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT

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UMass - Berkshire Conference Room 
333 South Street
Suite 400
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-4169

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Valarie Whiting, PhD.




Widening the Circle 

A DDS Service Coordinators Institute Learning Event

Two Dates Available (same program each date):

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Widening the Circle (Expanding opportunities for friendships between people with and without disabilities) is a project under the auspices of The Arc of Massachusetts, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.  The project (originally titled "Real Friends"), focuses on friendships in various settings.

In this workshop you will learn how to support individuals with making, keeping, and engaging in friendships in the community.  Friendships keep us safer, happier, and more engaged in our lives.  Please come learn how to facilitate friendships in this seminar!

Please note: The same material will be covered on each date.  You only need to register for one session.


Thursday, November 8, 2018


Tuesday, March 19 2019