Connecting with VT Families

Connect with Vermont Duchenne Families on Facebook through our Connect Program. You will need to request to be add to the group first.

Accessibility & Recreation

  • Smuggler’s Notch Resort
    Smuggler’s Notch is a family friendly resort that offers 9 adaptive adventure activities through the Smuggler’s Notch Adaptive Program.
  • Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
    Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay.
    Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports | Sports for Every Body
  • Northeast Disabled Athletic Association
    The Northeast Disabled Athletic Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity working to enhance opportunities and provide support f or individuals with physical disabilities who wish to participate in recreational and competitive athletics.
    Northeast Disabled Athletic Association


Advocacy Agencies

  • Vermont Legal Aid
    Nancy Breiden, Director
    57 N. Main Street
    Rutland, VT 05701
    800-769-7459 (V/TTY)
    800-889-2047 (state office)
    Contact information
  • Disability Rights Vermont
    141 Main Street – Suite 7
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    802.229.1359 FAX

Department of Education

  • Student Support Services
    Cindy Moran, Director
    219 North Main Street, Suite 402
    Barre, VT 05641
    802-479-1255 (Assistance line)
    Website and contact information

Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)

Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)

  • Special Education Unit
    Department of Education
    Katie McCarthy, Preschool Coordinator
    120 State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)

  • Vermont Family Network
    600 Blair Park Road, Suite 240
    Williston, VT 05495
    802-658-5315 Voice & TDD
    802-658-5395 FAX
    Contact information

Health & Well-Being

  • Dr. Dynasaur Children’s Health Insurance Program
    This program provides health insurance to eligible children under age 19.  Monthly co-pays are based on family size and income.  Some families will have no co-pay.
    Dr. Dynasaur information
  • Katie Beckett Waiver
    Eligible children under age 19 who meet the Social Security definition of being disabled and require Nursing Facility Level of care criteria may qualify for Vermont Medicaid services.  The program offers Home and Community Based Services to help children with disabilities to remain at home and in the community.  Financial eligibility is based on the child’s income and resources.
    Katie Beckett information
    Social Security Disability Information for Children
  • Vermont Center for Independent Living
    VCIL is a nonprofit directed and staffed by people with disabilities.
    Vermont Center for Independent Living



  • Vermont Family Network
    The mission of Vermont Family Network is to empower and support all Vermont children, youth, and families, especially those with disabilities or special health needs.
    Vermont Family Network

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