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Discovery Museum Announces 2019 Especially for Me Series of Free Events for Families of Children with Developmental Challenges
Free Sensory-Friendly Afternoons (during public hours, but no school groups or birthday parties will be scheduled at this time) are on the following Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:30pm: January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, October 1, November 12, and December 3.
Free Autism-Friendly Evenings (closed to the public) are on the following Saturday evenings, 5:00 – 8:00pm: , March 9, April 27, June 1, July 13, September 28, and November 16.
177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, Massachusetts 01720
MIRACLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Miracle League is a non-competitive baseball program for children (ages 5 to 22) with challenges which make it difficult for them to participate in mainstream sports. Since our inception in 2008, we’ve had over 425 children from over 90 towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire participate in our league. This spring brings our 22nd baseball season running from Saturday, April 27th through June 22nd (we also play in the fall). We are currently looking to expand our enrollment.
- FREE to all participants
- Every athlete assigned a volunteer “buddy”, typically mainstream peers, to assist them with the game
- Our athletes range in abilities from just needing a little help paying attention and following the rules to physical help with all aspects of the game.
- No outs so everyone experiences the joy of scoring each inning.
- Announcer makes it fun for the athletes and spectators
- Athletes receive a jersey, baseball cap and trophy
- Games played on a custom built all-accessible baseball field, with a completely smooth rubberized surface surrounded by a fence, making it a safe and accessible playing environment for everyone.
- Field located at NARA Park in Acton, MA
Registration is now open for the 2019 MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference. Like last year, this year’s conference will feature a Community Mobility track with sessions related to improving mobility and transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals in Massachusetts.
Transportation Innovation Conference
April 9-10, 2019
DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Please join us! This conference is a great opportunity to connect with transportation providers, human service agency staff, Councils on Aging, regional planners, advocates, and others around improving transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals in Massachusetts. In addition, the conference also provides a forum for networking with municipal, state, and private roadway engineers about accessibility and mobility.
Registration is open! The agenda will be finalized later this month. Stay tuned for details on sessions related to age-friendly transportation, affordable transportation for low-income riders, mobility management in neighboring states, and more. Community transportation sessions will be spread out over both days of the conference. Whether you can join us for both days or just one, we hope to see you there!
The conference has a registration fee. Information about scholarship and fee waiver opportunities is available on the conference website. Contact us if you have questions.