We are planning a 6 week series on Financial Literacy. It’ll be held in Mason, Michigan, right downtown at Bestsellers across from the courthouse. Friday evenings. Stay tuned for dates and times. Series is for youth and young adults with disabilities. We’ll welcome boys and young men for this series.
Stop a second. Think. Is there someone you know who might want to know about our social groups? Send them our way. edentransition.org
Your chance to learn about banking, paychecks, and credit cards. Don’t miss it.
Living on Your Own Series : Part3: Taking Care of Meal Planning – Technology for Grocery Shopping, Cooking, and More
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This third workshop in the ‘Living on Your Own’ 3-part series will demonstrate apps and devices for meal planning, making a grocery list, and following cooking instructions to help adults with disabilities live more independently. The other workshops in this series will take place on 11/13 and 1/15.
Executive Function Series : Part 1: Planning Phase – Schedule & Task Management
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Learn about a variety of tools and strategies for managing schedules and tasks using calendars and task lists. Presented strategies and tools may be appropriate for middle to high school, college students and beyond who are able to use mainstream calendars and task lists. The first hour will be a fast-paced presentation on strategies and demonstrations of a variety of tools on various platforms such as Chrome, Web-based, iPads, Android, etc. The last half hour will include an in-depth demonstration on Google Calendar, Google Tasks, and Trello. Participants who attend in person will have the opportunity to try out many of the presented tools on Pacer’s provided technology. Livestream participants are welcome to follow along on their own technology. Students are encouraged to attend.
We are sharing this to help the researcher learn more that might help students with ASD. Lydia
Looking for Parents of Postsecondary Students with Autism to Participate in a Paid Research Study
As a parent and student, I am reaching out to you as a fellow parent to help me with a research study I am working on at the University of Illinois at Chicago in order to complete my PhD in Special Education. I am trying to learn how parents of current or former college students who have a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, including Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD-NOS) help or have helped their students with ASD while in college or university in the United States. To do this, I have created a survey and questionnaire that take about 15-25 minutes of time which you will confidentially complete at Qualtrics.com, a secure site provided by University of Illinois at Chicago. You will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card for your time after you complete the online study. If you are interested please click www.collegestudentparentsstudy.com in order to learn if you qualify for participating in the study.
Please share or email this information with a parent of a college/university student with ASD who may be interested in participating.
Cheryl J. Widman PhD Candidate – Special Education University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, December 6 will be our last meeting in 2019. We’ve been talking about community. What does it mean? What is my community, versus the community of school or my town? At our last meeting for the year, we’ll wrap up this 6 week series with a little celebration of our group community at our usual location, Bestsellers Books and Cafe in Mason, from 6 to 8 PM. This group is for girls 16 and up, those who have disabilities or other issues, and who want to make new friends in a safe and fun group.
Friday, December 6 will be our last meeting in 2019. We’ve been talking about community. What does it mean? What is my community, versus the community of school or my town?
What have we been talking about over the last 6 weeks?
- Places we think visitors to Lansing would enjoy: Everything at MSU, Impression 5 museum, Noodles and Company, Silver Bells in the City, and more
- Places we only go to if we have to: hospital, shopping, school, Secretary of State
- The sensory experiences of living in a city like Lansing: are the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches of Lansing?
- What do you do if there’s an emergency? What does an emergency sound and look and smell like?
- At our most recent meeting on November 15, we talked about churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples. These community institutions provide supports and services of all kinds!
On December 6, we’ll share a snack and talk about holiday traditions we have and traditions in our communities. Girls ages 16 and up are welcome. Join us at Bestsellers Books and Cafe in the town square of Mason. The trees are all lit up and it’ll be a festive meeting!
December 6 will be our last meeting for the year of 2019.
In 2020, we’ll have a six-week session starting end of February or beginning of March. Keep watching this site to find out when.