Challenging Behaviors and Transition Planning — PACER Center Webinar

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the brilliant folks at PACER Center, the national parent information project. And be sure to visit their website to see all the great information. Then linger a little longer to explore the rest of the PACER website. This is funded by your tax dollars, so why not take advantage of it?

Challenging Behaviors & Transition Planning Strategies for Success

Web Streaming Event Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Parents of teenagers with behavioral health challenges play an important role in transition planning throughout the high school years. This training will cover the role of special education and Section 504 in promoting post-high school success. Parents and others will learn strategies to increase youth participation in the transition planning process and ways to promote individualized planning, goals and services when working with the school.
Live:Web Streaming Availible

How do YOU find housing for a friend with disabilities?

We’re looking for an apartment for our young adult child who has several disabilities. She has a very small microbusiness, which is the best thing in her life, but essentially, she lives on SSI. That’s poverty, friends. So we’re looking for options for inexpensive housing that can also be somewhat supportive.


We’ll be sharing our strategies for apartment hunting, but we thought we’d give you the chance to share your ideas first. So how do you find a place for your child or friend to live? Tell us all about it in the box below.

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Girls’ Social Group Starting for 2018

The Girls’ Group will take place on the first and third Thursdays of every month through May, starting on January 18. We meet at 1981 Eden Road, Mason, MI  48854, from 6:30 to 8 PM. We’ll be talking about short term and long term goals for the first few meetings, with lots of time for talking, laughing, and fun. The group is designed for young women ages 12 and up, but our current group has more older girls (17 and up). We’d like to have another day of the week for younger girls (middle school up through high school only), so if you have a younger girl, call or email Lydia first. 517-676-4621

The Sound of Music — Join in!

Musical opportunities to look into, here in Mid-Michigan

Community Music School, Michigan State University

Opportunities for music education and music therapy are available to people of all ages with special needs. Through music programming at CMS, individuals with special needs have found joy, new friendships, and have made progress in the acquisition of motor, verbal, communication and social skills through music.

All Faith Ministry for disABILITIES

“Harmony-us”  Music Therapy Group at the Okemos Library located at 4321 Okemos Road in Okemos. Free for All Ages and All Abilities and limited to 15 participants. Led by Denise Travis, a Board Certified Music Therapist. Please RSVP to Cathy Blatnik, Program Director at 517-381-1410

Elderly Instruments

Why should you go to Elderly Instruments for a little winter “field trip”? Because Elderly is an established music store (in business since 1972) with a real showroom and employees who like music, play music, and really know the instruments they sell. Your curious questions will be welcomed at Elderly! 888-768-9834