What About ABA?
Thursday, January 10,
3-4 p.m.

This webinar, presented by CSNI and IPPI, will explore the ways Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is used to support the growth, goals and dreams of people with I/DD, Autism and other needs. Presenter Le'Ann Milinder, PhD, will cover a short intro to ABA, what it is, what it is not, and how to access ABA Services.

IPPI is a multi-state non-profit serving adults and children with developmental disabilities and other special needs. Dr. Milinder is the president of NH's Private Provider Network.

To register, visit CSNI Website (under Future Trainings tab)

For questions, contact Heather Young - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-229-1982


** College Students - We Offer Paid Internships **

MDS has several part-time positions available in the Keene, Harrisville, and Peterborough areas.

Hours are Monday - Friday, and the shifts vary between 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Qualified applicants will have had a drivers license for at least three years and a clean driving record. These positions would be supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities at their place of employment, and possibly providing transportation to and from work. Mileage is also paid whenever the individual is in the vehicle with you. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is a preferred, but not required.

Please contact Marcy Frink for more information at 603-352-1304.

Now in its sixteenth year, the Shepherds' Play will be performed again at the Union Congregational Church in Peterborough at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 17 and Thursday, December 20. The play is an abridged version of the Oberufer "Shepherds' Play," a medieval mystery play. This unique play, with its diverse cast, including many people with developmental challenges, is sure to delight and warm hearts. Click here for details and to sign up.

The play depicts the tale of simple shepherds coming together and leaving their flocks on a cold and dark night to follow a bright star, which leads them to a warm stable filled with wonder and faith. The audience is encouraged to participate in a sing-along which occurs between scenes and tells of the story to come.

This heartfelt performance began as an in-house production following the Monday evening church supper, but has now grown to a community event, drawing a full house. Admission is free. For more information, call Plowshare Farm at 547-2547 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CSNI is partnering with Butenhof & Bomster, PC on December 19th with a free webinar on Special Needs Trusts. Butenhof & Bomster, PC is a law firm located in Manchester, New Hampshire whose practice focuses on estate and special needs planning, public benefits eligibility and elder law.

This webinar will explain special needs trusts in detail. They will discuss the different types of special needs trusts (self-settled, third-party and “pooled” trusts), when each trust type should be used, how they protect public benefits eligibility, and how funds within the trusts should be distributed.

The webinar is free and runs from 3-4 p.m. Click here to register.