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February 2019

Long Term Care/Medicaid Planning

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brighton Community Education, 850 Spencer St
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Did you know that 50% of people 65 years or older will spend some time in a nursing home and that it costs $8,000 a month for such care? Because neither health insurance nor Medicare covers these costs, losing one’s life savings to such costs is a natural fear. The course discusses ways to avoid the nursing home, in-home care options, payment options, long term care insurance, life insurance conversions and hybrids, Veteran’s and Medicaid benefits, special needs trusts, and…

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Nurturing Oakland Parents

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CARE House of Oakland County, 44765 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341-5021 United States
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CARE House, with a grant from Impact100 Oakland County, has initiated a new program for families to prevent abuse. Nurturing Oakland Parents brings parents and kids together to help bridge gaps and build empathy. Over fifteen weeks, at risk families with kids aged 5-12 will come to CARE House, share a meal, and break into groups. The parents will meet for guided discussions designed to reinforce these values: • Positive self-worth • Empathy • Empowerment of children • Discipline • Open…

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The After I’m Gone Program

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

Western Wayne Skill Centerr/Garfield Community School, 10218 Arthur St.
Livonia, MI 48150 United States
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The After I’m Gone Program assists families who have a child or an adult with a disability in planning for their future when they are no longer able to provide care. This program is offered free of charge by The Arc Western Wayne County and The Arc Northwest Wayne County, with space sponsored by The Western Wayne Skill Center and funding provided by The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority Space is limited, please RSVP: 734-729-9100 or 313-532-7915 X204 or online…

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March 2019

Let’s Talk About IEPs, Behavior, and Communication Skills

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
MSU Federal Credit Union- Lansing, 4825 Mt. Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports with Sandee Koski from Michigan Alliance for Families Does your child have challenging behaviors at school? Come learn about services provided through the IEP to teach and support positive behaviors at school. ● What is a Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) and how to request one ● How a FBA leads to the development of a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) ● Making sure the BIP uses Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) ● What to do…

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Macomb ISD IEP Worshop Series

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield
Clinton Township, MI 48038 United States
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In partnership with Macomb ISD Do you have a child with an IEP? This year we are offering a series of workshops to help you improve your child’s IEP and school experience. Each session includes time to ask questions and network with other parents. This first workshop will explore 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…

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Stanton IEP Webinar Series

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

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One event on May 14, 2019 at 6:00pm

Montcalm Care Network, 611 N. State Street
Stanton, MI 48888 United States
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Do you have a child with an IEP? This series will look at how the important parts of the IEP build on each other. Each week there will be time to network with other families as well as speak with our Parent Mentor. Attend one session or all. March 7th --> Learn About: Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy April 4th --> Learn About: IEP 101 April 18th --> Learn About: Importance of the PLAAFP Statement May 2nd --> Learn About:…

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Friends of Different Learners Monthly Parent Meeting

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on January 10, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on February 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on May 2, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

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. NOVEMBER 1, 2018 ALICE for Different Learners: Trends in Safety and How…

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Behavior is Communication

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arc of Muskegon, 601 Terrace Street Suite 101
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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With Sally Burton-Hoyle, Ed.D, Eastern Michigan University Professor, Department of Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders All behavior is communication. A child’s problematic or inappropriate behavior is a sign that something is not right. The child needs support, not punishment. This workshop will help you determine what the child is saying with their behavior and how to substitute a more acceptable way to communicate that message. Who should attend? Families with a child with disability or learning challenges, school staff, other…

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Long-Term Care / Medicaid Planning

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pinckney Community Education, 2130 E. M-36
Pinckney, MI 48169 United States
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Did you know that 50% of people 65 years or older will spend some time in a nursing home and that it costs $8,000 a month for such care? Because neither health insurance nor Medicare covers these costs, losing one’s life savings to such costs is a natural fear. The course discusses ways to avoid the nursing home, in-home care options, payment options, long term care insurance, life insurance conversions and hybrids, Veteran’s and Medicaid benefits, special needs trusts, and…

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The 5 W’s of Assistive Technology: A Look Into Everything AT

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Erwin L. Davis Educational Center, 2413 W Maple Ave
Flint, MI 48507 United States
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Assistive Technology (AT) enables people with disabilities to participate more fully in all aspects of their lives (home, school, and community). AT can also help students access their right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. • Who could benefit from assistive technology? • What qualifies as AT? • Where should these supports be documented? • When should AT be considered? • Why is AT such a mystery? This workshop will look to find answers…

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