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 (who is not a member of our congregation), a parent 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 HERE if you plan to attend. Winter/Spring 2018 meetings will be held on 1/18, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/17.   

2017-18 Programming

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

September 17      An Introduction to Judaism
October 12           A Journey from Your Backyard to Global Warming
October 22           Beyond Categorical Thinking (sponsored by our Ministerial Search Committee)
November 5         Documentary: “The Freedom to Marry” (co-sponsored by LGBTQ interest group and UULC)
December 10       Book talk: Lives the Speak and Deeds that Beckon (a history of our congregation)
January 7              Race, Justice and Unitarian Universalism teach-in (sponsored by Standing Committee)
January 21            Authenticity: Two Classic TED talks
February 15          Book discussion: Just Mercy
March 4                 The Black Empowerment Controversy, presentation and discussion sponsored by the                                                Advocacy & Witness Interest Group
April 5                    Documentary: "Waiting for Superman"
May 3                     The Opportunities and Perils of Screen Technologies