What have we learned about being a community? Girls’ Social Group meets November 8 in Mason

Friday, November 8 will be the 4th in our series of 6 for the Fall season of 2019. We’ve been talking about community. What does it mean? What is my community, versus the community of school or my town? Experiencing the World Around Us Places we think visitors to Lansing would enjoy: Everything at MSU,…

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College Prep Pep Rally for Blind/VI Youth and Parents — November 8 Grand Rapids

Here’s an event for parents and students who are planning for college application, including middle and high students. RAH! RAH! RAH! The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan is presenting the College Prep Pep Rally. When: November 8, 2019 Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Where: Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport, 5700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI…

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Girls’ Group Meeting Friday October 25

Yes, it’s that time again. Join us at Bestsellers Books and Cafe in Mason on Friday, October 25,  for the second weekly meeting of the Girls’ Social Group. We’re looking for young women who are 16 and over to join us to learn and share about what it means to be a community. If you…

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Inspiring Possibilities: Have you visited Pacer’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

Be sure to visit the Pacer Center at pacer.org sometime. But right now, jump over to their Parent Center on Transition and Employment. If you’re a parent or you know a parent of a young person who is figuring out the future, you’ll find good stuff there. And be sure to sign up for their…

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If we were having coffee right now…

… we might be at Bestsellers Books and Cafe. You might be the parent of one of the girls in the social group meeting in the next room. I’d be talking with you and other parents for a few minutes about your news and resources you might need. If we were having coffee right now…

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Girls’ Group Meeting Again in Mason, MI

The Girls’ Social Group will be meeting again! We’ll be meeting for a 6-week long weekly series, starting on Friday, October 18 at Bestsellers Books and Cafe in Mason Michigan. It’s easy to access for wheelchair users, and there’s room for parents to meet, too, if they want to stay to talk. We’ll meet from…

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Back to School–It’s a different experience every year

Lots of families have their kids in new school settings, or in the same ones as last year, but let’s face it, every year IS different. Parents can really encourage each other through all kinds of situations. You might be surprised at the Facebook groups related to specific special education or medical diagnoses. I’ve seen…

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PACER Center Workshops for Transition to Adulthood

If you’re not already on the mailing list of the PACER Center, you’ll want to know about these two webinars that are coming right up. Both webinars will be live-streamed on the web. And be sure to stop by PACER.org to sign up for one of their mailing lists, either for general topics in special…

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Social Groups: Interested?

It’s been a while since we held any social groups. The daughter of our leader moved into her own place, and is really enjoying it. So she’s not longing for the group contact right now. But there have been some calls about the group: are we meeting? where? when? who? The fall is a good…

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Getting and Keeping the First Job — PACER Center Webinar

PACER Center in Minneapolis is a parent information center that presents excellent programs. Lucky for everyone, some of their programs are streamed on the web. Kids with disabilities who have a paid job in high school are more likely to have paid work after high school. Maybe this is just because someone who will be…

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