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February 2018

Nurturing Families Series

February 12 - March 12
Kent/MSU Extension, 775 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Date: February 12, 2018 - March 12, 2018 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Location: MSU Kent County, 775 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Contact: Holly Tiret, tiret@anr.msu.edu, 616-632-7893 Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dates: February 12, 19 and 26 and March 5 and 12, 2018 Register by contacting Holly Tiret at 616-632-7893 or tiret@anr.msu.edu. Research shows that children who receive affection and nurture from their caregivers have the best opportunity for healthy development. Based on Stephen…

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Special Needs Planning

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSU Federal Credit Union-Farm Lane Branch, 4825 E Mount Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Presented by Attorney Amy R. Tripp, Chalgian & Tripp Law offices Estate planning for families with children with special needs takes a special lawyer. There are other legal issues that need to be considered including guardianships or alternatives to guardianships; public benefits (Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income) and life care planning, including the use of a Letter of Intent, and the ability to maneuver through community support services. This program is designed to answer questions and provide information about the…

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March 2018

Co-teaching: How Does That Work? Clarification by the BPS SISS Department

March 1 @ 7:00 pm
Birmingham Covington School (BCS), 1525 Covington Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
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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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Rethinking GuardianshipFacilitating Life-Long Self Determination

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arc of Livingston, 2980 Dorr Rd
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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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? Register by 2-23-18…

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Autism 101

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 3, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on May 19, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on July 28, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on September 22, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 10, 2018 at 9:00am

Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center, 30503 Greenfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076 United States
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This four-hour workshop provides families with resources and suggestions following a confirmed or suspected autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Topics include working with insurance companies and school districts, considering possible treatments, and balancing family and parental needs. Due to a generous grant received through the Beaumont Foundation, parents of children with a confirmed or suspected Autism diagnosis are welcome to attend this program with no enrollment fee. Professionals are welcome to attend for a small fee. Please email Jennifer Arnold at…

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Let’s Talk Transition!

March 6
Parkridge Community Center, 591 Armstrong Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Sign-in opens at 9:00 am. Lunch included Morning session with Sandee Koski from Michigan Alliance for Families We will provide you with information, resources and tools to start planning for the future. Learn how high school classes and the school environment can help develop important skills and build pre-employment knowledge. Afternoon session with Kathy Homan from Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy This workshop will give an overview of public agencies and the services they provide, including: • Social Security •…

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Addressing Emerging Sexuality in Children with ASD

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oakland University- Oakland Center, 312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454 United States
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The Importance of the Present Level Statement

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EverGreen Ministries, 4512 48th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426 United States
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This webinar explores The Importance of the PLAAFP Statement with Kelly Orginski from Michigan Alliance for Families. The Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) is a data-based statement that gives a snapshot of the student’s current performance in school. It’s the foundation for the rest of the IEP, including goals and objectives, and supports and services. Who should attend? Families of children/young adults with disabilities/learning challenges, school staff. Register by 3-7-18 with Debbie Rock Sign-in and pizza…

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Transition to High School and Beyond

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkley High School Collaborative Center, 2325 Catalpa
Berkley, MI 48072 United States
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This workshop is for families of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the team members who work with them. We will provide you with information and resources to start planning now for the future. This workshop will provide information for parents to help young adults plan for a successful transition to adulthood. We’ll look closely at Educational Development Plan (EDP) Graduation standards Diploma vs Certificate of Completion Transition page of the IEP Rights and responsibilitiesLearn how high school…

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Disability Network Oakland & Macomb Lunch & Learn: ADA: Legal Mandates for Public Services & Private Businesses

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Disability Network Oakland & Macomb, 1709 John R Rd
Troy, MI 48083 United States
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This session will be a more in-depth discussion into these specifics aspects of the ADA Title I Employment mandates. We will cover practical guidance and the latest interpretation on these specific mandates. Amy Maes Disability Network Oakland & Macomb 586-268-4160 amaes@dnom.org Part 2 – January 9, 2018 – ADA: Employee Provisions Part 3 – February 13, 2018 – Accessible Documents Training Part 4 – March 13, 2018 – ADA: Legal Mandates for Public Services & Private Businesses Part 5 – April 10, 2018 – ADA: Reasonable accommodations, medical injuries, and FMLA Part 6 – June 12, 2018 – Where IDEA Stops and ADA…

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