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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“Not Tommy”: Smart and Safe, Part 2

Read “Not Tommy”: Smart and Safe, Part 1 Katie was visiting Tommy at least once a day most days. Maggie and Katie’s dad worried a little, but didn’t want Katie to worry. After all, this was her first time having her own place away from her parents. Maggie and Jim, Katie’s dad, were also enjoying…

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Transition services in school: What is required by IDEA law and regulations?

From Transition Law and Regulations TRANSITION SERVICES [20 U.S.C. Sec. 1401(34)] Transition Services means a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability designed within a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school…

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READY Tool: Readiness Evaluation of Transition to Adulthood for Deaf-Blind Youth

By Charlotte Cushman  READY Tool: Readiness Evaluation of Transition to Adulthood for Deaf-Blind Youth is an online resource from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB).  It is designed to help transition teams, composed of an individual who is deafblind, parents, and professionals, identify essential activities that should be carried out during the transition process from school…

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