Rethinking Guardianship Facilitating Lifelong Self Determination – Muskegon County

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

4PM – 7PM

Sign-in opens at 3:30PM

Light meal will be provided

PIONEER RESOURCES

Building C

1145 E. Wesley Ave, Muskegon 49442

This workshop covers guardianship from a historical perspective, strangers as guardians, and alternatives to guardianship.

  • What are alternatives to guardianship?
  • What is power of attorney?
  • How can medical and financial decisions be handled? • What is self-determination? • What is supported decision making? • How can we best support students as they transition to adulthood?

Who should attend? Families with a child with disabilities or learning challenges, school staff, other community members

RSVP with Janis Milliron by November 13, 2019

231-777-2006 or jmilliron@arcmuskegon.org

If it is after the deadline and you haven’t registered, please call or email to check the status of the event.

If you require accommodations or materials in an alternative format, please let us know one week before the workshop

 

Counties:

Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

The Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired offers assistance to people with visual impairment and blindness. The organization provides low vision services, rehabilitation, education, and vision aids. Low Vision Clinics are located in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and Ludington.

Serious Emotional Disturbances Waiver (SEDW)

The Children's Serious Emotional Disturbances Waiver (SEDW) provides services that are enhancements or additions to Medicaid State Plan coverage for children through age 20 with SED. The SEDW is a fee-for-service program administered by the Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) in some Michigan counties. All eligibility requirements and coverage areas are listed on the site.

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan

Organization that provides a variety of services, including behavioral health services and disability support services, including Life Skills Development, Activities of Daily Living Management, Case Management Liaison, Family Support, Transportation, Medication Reminders, Individual Service Planning, Structured Activities, Community Integration, Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement, Advocacy Services, 24-Hour On-Call Support, Respite, and Person-Centered Care.

Wings of Mercy of West Michigan

Wings of Mercy is a volunteer pilot organization that assists patients in need of transportation to distant medical facilities.

Samaritas – Persons with Disability Services West

We connect families with the resources they need to help their loved ones lead lives full of purpose and self-determination. We empower people with disabilities to have a voice in their own care and become involved members of their communities. We transform lives through person centered care, individualized support and deep, meaningful connections with caregivers.
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Family Hope Foundation

Family Hope Foundation is an established non-profit organization providing resources, activities, support, and funding for therapies to families of children with special needs in West Michigan. Those needs may be physical, emotional, or developmental.

Kid At Heart Therapy

We specialize in providing pediatric in-home therapy for children ages birth through eighteen years with a variety of disorders and conditions including prematurity, torticollis/plagiocephaly, developmental delays, dyspraxia, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, spina bifida, autism spectrum disorders, and others.