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October 2019

2019 Van Riper Lecture Series

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Western Michigan University Fetzer Center, 2251 Business Ct.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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$20 – $100

The Van Riper Lectures began in 1981, honoring Dr. Charles Van Riper, a pioneer in the field of speech-language pathology and audiology and founder of the Speech Pathology and Audiology program at WMU. The series brings nationally recognized experts for pre-service and in-service training on topics in communication disorders in addition to important educational experiences for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology professionals. Find more information on the Western Michigan University website.

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WRAP 5 Day Training

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oakland Community Health Network, 2614, 5505 Corporate Dr
Troy, MI 48098 United States
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Free

This class consists of 5 full days learning how to be a WRAP Facilitator. Must attend a 2 Day WRAP with the State or with OCHN. You will be able to teach WRAP with a co-facilitator, which is need to facilitate WRAP classes. Who is invited Those who have completed a 2 Day WRAP training Certified Peer Support Specialists Non certified Peers Individuals receiving public mental health services

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November 2019

Mental Health First Aid- Adult

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oakland Community Health Network, 2614, 5505 Corporate Dr
Troy, MI 48098 United States
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7 social work CEUs available.  Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care. Who Should Take It? Community members Caring individuals Employers Police officers Hospital staff First responders Faith leaders What…

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Tobii Dynavox: Empowering Communication and Literacy – Grand Rapids, MI

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grand Valley State University- L.V. Eberhard Center, 301 West Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Free

Join us as we explore evidence-based approaches for supporting both communication and literacy development for children with complex communication needs. We will discuss Snap Core First communication software and associated Tobii Dynavox literacy tools to support symbol-based communicators and their communication partners. We will target specific strategies that can positively impact engagement, literacy, and growth. Following the course, you will have an opportunity to visit our AAC stations for hands-on application. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:…

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Genesee ISD County Wide START Training

November 6
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One event on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

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Erwin L. Davis Education Center- Genesee ISD, 2413 W Maple Ave
Flint, MI 48507 United States
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$15

For Further information, please contact your local GISD Teacher Consultant for ASD or call the Special Education Services Office at 810-591-4494

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re:con

November 6 - November 8
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610 United States
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$35 – $400

Registration is now open for re:con 2019!! Engaging people committed to removing barriers, restarting lives, and restoring community. 2019 re:con  is the premier event for Michigan professionals looking to revitalize themselves in their support of individuals with disabilities and other barriers. Participants will walk away with ideas to implement change, information on best practices, and equipped with the tools and resources to succeed. Through breakouts, workshops, panel discussions, and networking, they will be re:fueled and re:invigorated.  Opportunities to engage with…

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Wellness & Epilepsy Conference

November 9
Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI 48152 United States
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$25

Saturday, November 9, 2019 VisTaTech Center Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152 INSPIRATIONAL ADDRESS Joy D. Calloway, MBA, MHSA Public Speaker ~ Corporate Trainer ~ Problem Solver Member, Board of Directors - Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan Topic: Mind Games: Playing to Win! Joy D. Calloway is a charismatic, transformational leader with over 25 years of healthcare and non-profit experience. Currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), Joy is a three-time…

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Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School Districts Career Technical Center, 9901 E 13th Street
Cadillac, MI 49601 United States
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$119

LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism, device features that are beneficial to teaching…

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Evidence-based Strategies

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Montcalm Community College, 2800 College Dr
Sidney, MI 48885 United States
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$10

One in 59 children is identified with an autism spectrum disorder. This two-part series will provide participants with a basic understanding of how autism impacts students. Participants will also learn evidence-based strategies to support students who have autism, such as visual support, self-monitoring and differentiating work. These strategies are autism led but not autism specific. These evidence-based strategies will work with all students. Participants will leave with a toolbox of ideas to work with a variety of students. Wednesdays, Nov…

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Moving Forward with LAMP

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District, 9907 E 13th St
Cadillac, MI 49601 United States
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$145

This course is designed to further the communication partners ability to implement the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning approach at different language stages and across environments. The language structure of the LAMP Words for Life language system and use of features to support language learning will be explored. Participants will receive some hands-on time and are encouraged to bring their own device (Accent or iPad with WFL). Discussion will include assessing current language level, setting goals for developmental progression, and…

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