Behavior is Communication Van Buren County

with Sally Burton-Hoyle

Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Department of Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders


1:30PM – 4:30PM
opens at 1:00PM.


Conference Center 

490 South Paw Paw Street
Lawrence, MI 49064

 All behavior is communication. We know that children who exhibit unacceptable behavior do so for a specific reason. This workshop will help you determine what they are saying with their behavior and how to substitute a more acceptable way to communicate that message.

Hosted by Jackie Van Horn and Bethann Robins. 

RSVP with Jackie by September 20, 2019

(269) 934-9471or

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


Disability Network Southwest Michigan

Disability Network Southwest Michigan provides advocacy, education, peer support, information and referral, transition and independent living services to individuals with disabilities. Offices in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph.

Van Buren Community Mental Health

Community Mental Health services in Van Buren County. Services provided include Adult Case Management, Access Unit, Children’s Intensive Services, Emergency Services, HOPE Center, MI/CA, New Outlook, Outpatient Program, Substance Use Disorders Prevention & Treatment, Clinical Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (CSDD),Community Living Support Services, Family Support Services, and Supported Employment Services.

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.

Family Links Program

Free home-based parenting education and referral network for families. Services offered include: Early child development and parenting information, Home visits and family group events (GREAT START Book Clubs, concerts, nature day, baby play groups), Developmental screenings using ASQ-3, Vision and hearing screens, Links and referrals to community resources and local schools

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.

Intercare Community Health Network

Since 1972 InterCare has been providing quality medical and dental care to patients who otherwise might not have a place to go. Focusing on the medically underserved, including our area's migrant population, InterCare provides affordable, accessible care. No matter who you are, where you live, what you earn, or if you have insurance or not, InterCare welcomes you.