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May 2018

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Southwest, 1000 Beck Road
Wixom, MI 48393 United States
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Free

Sign-in opens at 8:15 am This workshop will explore six skills parents can use to become more effective advocates for their child with a disability, including: understanding your child's disability knowing your school district knowing your rights and responsibilities using clear and effective communication understanding the special education process knowing the dispute resolution processWho should attend? Families of children/young adults with disabilities/ learning challenges, school staff, community members, and organizations. Register by 4-24-18 with Kanika Littleton (248) 557-5070 ext. 115…

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Preventing Summer Slide: Resources and Tips for Keep Your Student on Track for the Next School Year

May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Birmingham Covington School (BCS), 1525 Covington Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
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Free

Meeting and Location Information Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (with a few exceptions - see schedule).  We start with a brief business meeting followed by the guest speaker and topic presentation.  Informal networking opportunities are available after every meeting to share ideas about how to help our different learners and to learn from each other.  Meetings begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. JANUARY 4, 2018 Standardized Testing Preparation and Accommodations FEBRUARY 1, 2018 MTSS:…

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11th Annual Living with Autism Workshop

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Detroit Marriott Troy, 200 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084 United States
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$25 - $125

Metro Parent Media Group and Henry Ford Health System are proud to present the 11th Annual Living with Autism Workshop - a day dedicated to unlocking the puzzle of autism for parents and professionals. This year, we are excited to announce Ron and Owen Suskind, as well as Ron Fournier, as the keynote speakers for our 11th annual Living with Autism Workshop. It is our continued pleasure to be the region’s premier autism workshop, providing insight and advice from those…

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Everyday ABA Training for Parents of Younger Children

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oakland University- Pawley Hall, 2200 N Squirrel Rd
Rochester, MI 48309 United States
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$25

Instructed by Dr. Jessica Korneder, PhD, BCBA-D Assistant Professor at Oakland University & Director of the Oakland University ABA Clinic Learn to use ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) techniques at home to develop your child's skills and reduce challenging behaviors. Registration is now open at: www.oakland.edu/oucaresstore 

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Downriver Puzzle Parents – A Unique Support Group for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 31, 2019

St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 2803 1st St
Wyandotte, MI 48192 United States
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Free

A parent-driven support group with practical solutions to individual, everyday challenges. Meetings will include: dinner volunteer child care helpful conversation interactive demonstrations Please note: proof of Downriver residency required. This group is open to anyone living in Allen Park, Brownstown Charter Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Charter Township, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, or Wyandotte. Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday each month, 6-8 pm

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Rethinking Guardianship Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCCC Western Campus, 9555 Haggerty Rd
Belleville, MI 48111 United States
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Free

This workshop is for families whose child has a developmental disability, as well as service providers working with students and their families. This workshop covers: guardianship from a historical perspective, strangers as guardians and alternatives • How can I advocate for my adult child? • What are alternatives to guardianship? • What is power of attorney? • How can medical and financial decisions be handled? • How can we best support students as they transition to adulthood?

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UCP/Detroit 11th Annual Life without Limits through Assistive Technology Conference and Expo. 

May 10
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit – Dearborn, 5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit, MI 48228 United States
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$25 - $40

The goal of the Annual “Life without Limits through Assistive Technology” Conference is to provide access to information and resources to families and individuals with disabilities and to professionals. Expo The Expo will include vendors that can either provide assistive technology products or help you learn to navigate the process of obtaining assistive technology products.

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PLAY Project Intensive Workshop and Advanced Conference

May 14 - May 16
Weber’s Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, 3050 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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$169 - $595

Registration bundle pricing available! Be sure to sign up for the PLAY Project mailing list to receive special discounts on these events. Richard Solomon, MD, founder of The PLAY Project, believes every young child with autism should have access to life-changing early intervention, by empowering their parents or caregivers. The PLAY Project strives to create a world where all children with autism receive early intervention services and parents choose the best treatment options for their child. These professional development opportunities will provide…

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Understanding Autism Workshop

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 24, 2018 at 09:00

One event on May 14, 2018 at 10:00

One event on February 28, 2018 at 10:00am

NOVEL RESPONSES, INC, 2500 Packard Street Suite 206
Ann Arbor, MI 49104 United States
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Free

The free workshop will identify the red flags of autism, identify basic supports for children with ASD, and identify resources. Ideal for those new to the diagnosis of ASD or those that work with individuals with ASD.

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Supporting the Educational Needs of Children & Youth with Mental Health Challenges

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Marquette-Alger RESA, 321 E Ohio St
Marquette, MI 49855 United States
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Free

Join us to learn how mental health challenges and trauma can affect children and youth in the school setting and examine strategies and supports that can help them to be more successful. This training will: • Define and describe trauma in children and provide a brief overview of common mental health diagnosis in children and youth • Examine current statistics regarding mental health disorders & trauma in school age children & youth. • Describe the implications of mental health disorders…

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