Special Needs Housing and Supports

UU Wellesley hosts a monthly program for parents of children with special needs, to discuss housing and other supports that their children may benefit from as they become adults.  Each session focuses on a different topic, such as work, caregiving, Social Security, and the Section 8 housing program.  There are usually more than 100 parents who attend each session, and some parents come year after year, because these topics are confusing and the details often change.  The program is facilitated by Michael Weiner, a parent (outside our congregation) of a special needs son and financial planner who has made it his life's work to help parents plan for their children as they age.  The programs are free and open to the public. Please RSVP if you plan to attend HERE.  The dates for 2016-17 are 10/18, 12/13, 1/17, 3/14, 4/18, and 5/23.   

2016-17 Programming

Details can be found on the Adult Learning page and on the "This Month" list of events prior to the program.

October 5        Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, film viewing and discussion

October           Choir 101 (4 sessions)

October 13      “Transitions at UU Wellesley" discussion

November 17    Film and discussion about the global refugee crisis:  Le Havre

December 8     "Art of Christmas," art history lecture by Mick Hirsch

January 12        Book discussion: The Moral Lives of Animals, with author Dale Peterson

January 28        Men's Breakfast:  Wills and Trusts

February 23      "Seen Any Good Movies Lately?"

March 4              Men's Breakfast:  Life Changes/Entering Retirement

March 16            "What does it mean to be a Buddhist?"

April 2                 Book discussion: Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins

April 23              "Why do we call It 'worship'?"