It Takes More Than a Fidget: Managing Stress & Mental Health – Oakland County

It Takes More Than a Fidget: Managing Stress & Mental Health

February 7, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Birmingham Covington School (BCS), 1525 Covington Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Students with learning and attention issues are at greater risk of anxiety and depression that can become a bigger challenge than the initial learning struggle. Stephanie Cork will share tips and techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that teaches students coping skills.

More information about Friends, including Executive Members, Building Reps, and Local and National Resources can be found on our website.

There will be time for questions and a chance to renew past acquaintances and meet new Friends.

Join Friends of Different Learners! Just $10.00!

You can become a member at the meeting or you can register on-line. Additional donations help us provide high quality speakers at our monthly meetings and support our annual projects like LINKS, the Disability Awareness Workshop, and the Camp & Resource Fair + Micro Businesses. Annual Memberships are valid September – August. Go to and sign up today!


16th annual Camp and Resource Fair – Oakland County



January 27, 2018

11am – 2pm


Groves High School

20500 West 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025

Camp & Resource Fair + Micro Businesses

The 16th annual Camp & Resource Fair + Micro Businesses is an opportunity for families and professionals to connect with services and products that support children with special needs in Southeastern, MI.


Shop and support local Micro/Small Business founded by the special needs community. You will find candles, artwork, pet treats and more!


(Some businesses are cash only)




Enter school grounds from 
south entrance to west
parking lot – FREE PARKING!

Programs for PRESCHOOL TO YOUNG ADULTS serving all Different Learners with
Special needs including:




Intellectual Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Mental Health

Physical Disabilities

Speech & Hearing


Cerebral Palsy

Down Syndrome &

Complex Disabilities


Programs including:

Adaptive Sports


After School Programs

Alternative Education

Books & Toys


Medical & Therapeutic

Recreations & Arts

Respite Support

Social Skills


And more!







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 will be served.



5505 Corporate Drive, Troy 48098

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 from Michigan Family Voices 

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 Barbara Wright by January 22, 2019
(248) 677-0071 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.





View a PDF flyer for this event and find other workshops on our calendar of events.




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 Sing Out

Camp Sing Out: Where All Abilities Shine. Camp Sing Out is a musical theater inclusion camp for teens and young adults, ages 12-25. Campers are matched with a theater buddy (student volunteers do a casting call) and rotate among music, dialogue and choreography groups. Campers participate in an adapted performance and a cast party for all on the last day.