GiGi’s Playhouse World Down Syndrome Day – Wayne County

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is on Thursday, March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

You can help us on our mission to “change the way the world views Down syndrome and create a global message of acceptance for all!”

  1. Celebrate with us on 3/21: Come to our WDSD Open Play for ALL ages next Thursday from 5-7 PM. Wear your cool socks to showcase the beauty in the diversity our loved ones with Down syndrome bring to the world! See you on 3/21!
  2. Share your WDSD activities on social media: Is your child’s school doing “Rock Your Socks”? Are you speaking in your child’s class? Doing random acts of kindness? Whatever it is – let’s show the world how our lives are better because of someone with Down syndrome. Hashtags to use: #WDSD19 #leavenononebehind #worlddownsyndromeday #generationG #gigisplayhousedetroit
  3. Share your story! Tell us how your child/loved one with Down syndrome has impacted your life and the world around them, their latest accomplishments, etc. and we will share it on our website and social channels. Send us a photo and story via email: detroit@gigisplayhouse.org
  4. 321 Challenge: Take the 321 Challenge – we are seeking 321 people to donate $21 for World Down Syndrome Day to help GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit continue to offer our FREE programs!
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Rethinking Guardianship-Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination – Wayne County

with Dohn Hoyle, The Arc Michigan  

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019 

12:00PM – 3:00PM 

Sign-in opens at 11:30AM Light lunch will be served. 

WESTSIDE ADULT EDUCATION CENTER 

16164 Asbury Park; Detroit 48235 

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. 

* 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 Debbie Townley by March 20, 2019 

(313) 405-2352 or debbie@michiganallianceforfamilies.org

Or online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp 

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/2019/03/Rethinking-2019-03-27-Detroit.pdf

 

 

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Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Advocating for Your Child in School – Wayne County

With Cyndi Leino-Handford from Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan 

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019 

1:00PM – 3:00PM 

Sign-in at 12:30PM 

CAROLINE KENNEDY LIBRARY 

24590 George Street 

Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 

Learn how to advocate for your child with Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder in the school. 

* Understanding Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders 

* Accommodations from medical to educational 

* Seizure plans, 504 plans and IEPs 

* Addressing behavioral issues 

RSVP with Clare Brick by April 2, 2019
(248) 677-0071 or clare@michiganallianceforfamilies.org

Or online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp

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/2019/02/Epilepsy-2019-04-09-Dearborn-Heights.pdf

 

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Unified- HIV Health and Beyond

Unified- HIV Health and Beyond is a multi-service center providing services to residents of Southeast Michigan living with or affected by HIV. The organization provides a resource database and provides the following services: condom distribution, food pantry, syringe access, health insurance navigation, Hepatitis C testing, HIV testing, housing assistance, linkage to care, case management, outreach services, PrEP protects, prisoner re-entry services, statewide HIV/STI hotline, and support groups

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.

Michigan State University Community Music School

Michigan State University's Community Music School provides a creative and welcoming environment where music experiences, education, and therapy services inspire individuals at all ability levels and stages of life to achieve their personal best. There are two locations: East Lansing and Detroit. Financial aid is available to those in need.
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