Services for People with Disabilities
Family Circle Newsletter  
a service of JF&CS sponsored by the H.A.L.O. Foundation
This edition of the Family Circle Newsletter explores the outdoors as well as some great events and activities offered in Greater Boston for children, adults, and the entire family. Take advantage of the wonderful spring weather before it is gone!
May 2015 Issue
The organizations and websites are listed as a public service and are not endorsed, recommended, or validated by the H.A.L.O. Foundation or JF&CS.
FamilySwimJF&CS Family Swim Program

Jewish Family & Children's Service is offering our Family Swim Program throughout the summer. Join us at the West Suburban YMCA in Newton from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. one Sunday a month. Children with special needs and their families can enjoy an afternoon of music and swimming together. Spots are limited. Please contact Caitlin Bohara at [email protected] for more details.
AccessibleRecAccessible Recreation Fair 

Looking for activities that the whole family can enjoy? On May 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., DCR Universal Access Program is hosting a recreation fair for families to explore the many options available. From hiking to sailing, there is something for everyone. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.
MagicAndDanceBoston Children's Museum Magic and Dance Show 


The Boston Children's Museum is hosting a day of magic and dance for deaf or hard of hearing children and families on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. Join deaf magician, Steve Weiner, and deafblind dancer, Kerry Thompson, as they entertain the crowd with their amazing talents! This event is free for all museum members and discounted for non-members who pre-register. For more information or to register, visit their website.  

ArtfulMuseum of Fine Arts Artful Healing           

Join the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for Artful Healing, a program offered for children with autism and their families, on Saturday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit the event website
MassAudobonMass Audubon

Explore nature with Mass Audubon's accessible wildlife sanctuary and nature trails! Whether you are looking to enjoy a relaxing day in nature or are interested in attending one of their many special events, Mass Audubon provides a fun, educational experience for the whole family. Visit their website for details to begin your exploration!

JF&CS Disabilities Resource Network
The JF&CS Disabilities Resource Network (DRN) is a free information and referral provider that works with people with disabilities and families to connect them with resources and programs that fit their needs. Whether it is housing, education, finances, or any other need, the DRN is able to assist you. For more information, call 781-693-5023.


Summer Camps
Looking for summer camps that fit your children's needs? Visit SPED Child and Teen's website for dozens of camps and accessible programs offered throughout Greater Boston this summer. 
Let Us Hear From You 
How can we meet your information needs? What topics or points of interest would you like to hear more about? We would appreciate your contributions and suggestions for our bi-monthly Family Circle Newsletter.

To make a suggestion or for more information, contact Caitlin Bohara at [email protected] or 781-647-JFCS (5327).