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.

Rethinking Guardianship-Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination – Oakland County

with Dohn Hoyle, The Arc Michigan 

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019 

10:00AM – 1:00PM 

opens at 9:30AM

Snacks will be provided.



32737 West 12 Mile Road

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

This workshop is for families whose child has a developmental disability, as well as service providers working with students and their families. This workshop covers: guardianship from a historical perspective, strangers as guardians and alternatives.

* How can I advocate for my adult child?

* What are alternatives to guardianship?

* What is power of attorney?

* How can medical and financial decisions be handled?

* How can we best support students as they transition to adulthood?

RSVP with Stephanie Nicholls by April 9, 2019 

248-667-8567 or

Or online at

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

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Let’s Talk Transition – Oakland County

Let’s Talk Transition 

Join us for a day-long workshop to learn about making the transition to adulthood. 


9:00AM – 2:30PM 

opens at 8:30AM 

Lunch provided. 


Moceri Learning Center

Maibach Classrooms A & B 

44201 Dequindre Road, Troy 48085 

Park in northwest lot adjacent to the Moceri Learning Center entrance

Morning session with Sandee Koski from Michigan Alliance for Families 

We will provide you with information, resources and tools to start planning for the future. Learn how high school classes and the school environment can help develop important skills and build pre-employment knowledge. 

Afternoon session with Lisa Cook Gordon, Michigan Family Voices and & Terra Depew, CSHCS Transition Consultant 

This workshop will give an overview of Medical Transition, including * Planning and identifying future goals * Objectives and concerns for the future * Barriers to Medical Transition Participants will be provided with medical transition health care skills checklists, coverage options, planning tools and resources 

RSVP with Stephanie Nicholls by March 21, 2019
(248) 667-8567 or

Or online at 

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.



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.

Camp FAR Out

Camp FAR Out is a two-week inclusion creative arts camp for children ages 3-16. All groups, along with their counselors, rotate among fun-filled therapeutic activity sessions including music, art, recreation and movement. To cap off all our wonderful activities, we will have a public performance on the last day for friends and family to enjoy.

Clarkston Special Camp

Clarkston Special Camp (SCAMP) is a five week summer day camp for children and young adults with special needs. SCAMP provides recreational and social opportunities under the supervision of highly trained staff. Financial aid is available in limited amounts for eligible families