Planning for What Happens After Early On – Oakland County

With Sandee Koski

JANUARY 28, 2020 1:00PM – 3:00PM Sign-in opens at 12:30PM Light snack provided

OAKLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK, HURON CONFERENCE ROOM 5055 Corporate Drive Troy, MI 48098

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

This workshop provides information and tools for families with young children (up to 36 months) who are preparing for the transition to preschool. This workshop will help you:

• Learn what the research says about high quality preschool

• Understand the importance of a transition conference

• Review the transition timeline

• Locate preschool options in your community

• Identify the special education services your child is currently receiving and will need in preschool

• Learn the impact of Free and Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment decisions you and your team will be making

• Learn the vocabulary of the IEP meeting

RSVP with Patti Banks by January 21, 2020 248-714-4426 or patti.b@michiganallianceforfamilies.org Register online www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp

Please note: To be good stewards of our funding resources, we need a minimum number of participants registered by the registration deadline for the presentation to be held. 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.

PDF of Event: https://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Planning-After-Early-On-2020-01-28-Troy.pdf

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Can You Hear Me Now? – Oakland County

With Cheryl Levine from Special Ed Mediation Services
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020 6:30PM – 8:30PM Sign-in opens at 6:00pm

I-TEC CENTER 609 Ortonville Rd Ortonville, MI (located at the back of the Brandon Middle School Facility)
Communication and collaboration are essential when planning for students with disabilities.
Parents and school personnel can sometimes get caught up in the moment and good communication techniques may not be utilized. This workshop covers how good communication helps team members be more effective.

Talk so others want to hear your message  Practice asking effective questions  Mediation as a conflict resolution tool
Who should attend? Families with a child with a disability or learning challenge, school staff, other community members

RSVP with Stephanie Nicholls by January 21, 2020 248-667-8567 or stephanie.n@michiganallianceforfamilies.org Register online www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp

Please note: To be good stewards of our funding resources, we need a minimum number of participants registered by the registration deadline for the presentation to be held. 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.

PDF of Event: https://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SEMS-Hear-Me-Jan20.pdf

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Trumpet Behavioral Health

Trumpet Behavioral Health provides ABA services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In-home services are provided in the tri-county area, with a new center in Warren. Free trainings and workshops for families on topics including managing challenging behavior, toilet training and promoting independence are also available.
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Gigi’s Playhouse

Gigi's Playhouse changes lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model. Programs include gross and fine motor skills, developmental, fitness, and speech & language; free one-on-one tutoring in literacy and math, and adult programs. Gigi's Playhouse has locations across the US, and has a Southfield location.
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Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan

Organization providing programs for new and expectant parents, recreation programs, social programs, and employment programs for residents of Southeast Michigan. The website also provides resource information (including a medical directory and education).

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.

Achieving Independent Mind Skills

Achieving Independent Mind Skills (AIMS) provides young adults, ages 13+, age appropriate programming focusing on vocational, life, and social skills training as well as recreational opportunities. AIMS is a specialized, high quality program centering on self- advocacy, problem solving, and increasing overall independence.
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Camp Skyline

Camp Skyline offers a variety of recreational and social camps for for children and adults with special needs from ages 13-30+. The week long camp sessions accept 35-40 campers, and are staffed by about 25-30 adults, including health-care specific staff. Camp Skyline staff meet with first-time campers before camp to make sure they have the right staffing and programming to meet the camper's needs.

Dutton Farm

Dutton Farm provides vocational & daily living skills programs to individuals with a variety of special needs to help them be productive & active members of the community. Dutton Farm also offers a summer camp for individuals with developmental disabilities of all age groups that can participate within a 3:1 student-camp counselor ratio.
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