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May 2017

16th Annual START Conference- Integrated Supports through the Lifespan

May 1
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Save the Date! Date: May 1, 2017 Location: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824 Registration will open December 2016.

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

May 1 @ 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 December 31, 2017

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 2803 1st St
Wyandotte, MI 48192 United States
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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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Assistive Technology And the IEP

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Ave
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 United States
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Assistive technology enables children/youth with disabilities to participate more fully in all aspects of life (home, school, and community) and helps them access their right to a free appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment. This workshop will include discussing Assistive Technology in the IEP. It's more than just marking the box where teams have "considered" assistive technology.  Developing a well-written PLAAFP that includes the difficulties the child is experiencing  Developing goals to address the difficulties …

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Assistive Technology and the IEP with Laura Taylor from Alt + Shift

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Ave
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 United States
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Sign-in opens at 10:30 am. Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Avenue, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 Assistive technology enables children/youth with disabilities to participate more fully in all aspects of life (home, school, and community) and helps them access their right to a free appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment. This workshop will include discussing Assistive Technology in the IEP. It's more than just marking the box where teams have…

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Free

SAIL Stepping Stones to Independence Workshops

May 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2017

Superor Alliance-Indpnt Living (SAIL), 1200 Wright St
Marquette, MI 49855 United States
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We all need to make decisions in our own lives, but first we need the information and knowledge that allows those decisions to be good decisions. After all, knowledge is power! Attend these exciting new workshops to give you information, knowledge, and power!! Designed for individuals living with a disability. Each workshop runs for two weeks. No cost to attend. Water and coffee provided. All workshops are held at SAIL on Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:30pm. SAIL is on the…

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What you need to know about planning for your child’s future

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friendship Circle: Farber Center, 5586 Drake Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322 United States
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As friends worry out loud about how they’ll pay for their kids’ college education, the parents of children with special needs have worries that extend beyond the few years it takes to get a college degree: What can I do to make sure my child is active and content? Who will pay our child’s expenses once he or she becomes an adult? Where will our child live and who will oversee his or her care after we’re gone? If you…

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$150

Wrightslaw Michigan Special Education Law & Advocacy Conference

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Rd
Waterford , MI 48328 United States
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Get better results. Get better testing. Get more services. Get better performance and more progress. This conference is the gold standard for parent training. Nationally recognized Special Education Law expert Peter WD Wright from Wrightslaw is coming to Michigan for this special one day training. One day that is guaranteed to change the direction of your child’s education. This one-day special education law and advocacy program will focus on four key areas: special education law rights & responsibilties tests and measurements…

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National Speaker and Author Ron Sandison presenting Taming Sensory & Atypical Behavior

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Services, 2636 S. Milford Rd.
Highland, MI 48357 United States
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Thursday May 4th 2017 7:30 - 9:00 pm Kids in Motion:Highland clinic - 2636 S. Milford Rd. 48357 Don’t miss opportunity to hear the dynamic speaker and autism expert, Ron Sandison who will be sharing a powerful story of overcoming the odds.   You will enjoy his compassionate presentation with a unique blend of wisdom, humor, and insight. Ron’s writings has been featured in major publications such as the The Detroit News, The Oakland Press, Awana, The Autism Society of America blog, Autism Speaks’ blog, Not…

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Behavior is Communication

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Arc of Livingston, 2980 Dorr Rd
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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All behavior is communication. We know that children who exhibit unacceptable behavior do so for a specific reason. This workshop will help you determine what they are saying with their behavior and how to substitute a more acceptable way to communicate that message. Who should attend? Families of children/young adults with disabilities/ learning challenges, school staff, community members, and organizations. Register by 4-28-17. Online at http://conta.cc/2mfu655 or call (517) 546-1228 Please note: To be good stewards of our funding resources,…

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Supporting the Educational Needs of Children & Youth with Mental Health Challenges and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Erwin L. Davis Educational Center, 2413 W Maple Ave
Flint, MI 48507 United States
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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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