MEDICAID ADVOCACY: Supporters of Medicaid expansion will gather from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Mississippi River Heritage Park in New Orleans to hear from public health leaders. The event is sponsored by the Community Planning and Policy Development Section of the American Public Health Association, the APHA Caucus Collaborative, the Louisiana Center for Health Equity, Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network and Campaign for Healthcare for Everyone in Louisiana. For information visit lahealthequity.org.

PARENT TRAINING: An overview of services provided by the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. To register, call Families Helping Families of Jefferson at (504) 888-9111.

UNDERSTANDING IEPs: A workshop on the process of developing an Individualized Education Program, and the parents’ role, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 17, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. To register, call Families Helping Families of Jefferson at (504) 888-9111.

TURKEY BOWL: A fundraiser for Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Rock ’n’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans. Raffles include a signed Drew Brees jersey, a Harrah’s staycation and a New Orleans-themed basket. For ticket information, call (504) 943-0343.

TOUCH A TRUCK: Northshore Families Helping Families will be the beneficiary of a Touch a Truck fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Church of the King, 22205 Little Creek Road, Mandeville. Children with disabilities will be admitted at 9:30 a.m., and the event will open to the public at 10 a.m. Admission is $5. For information, call (985) 875-0511.

The Special Needs Calendar lists meetings, workshops, events, etc of interest to individuals with disabilities/special needs and their families. To place a listing, send email to Jane Pic Adams at jpa.spndcalendar@gmail.com.