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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How can I explore a career if I can’t go to the place where people work?

Here’s a link to Exploring Careers Virtually, a presentation that is full of resources and connections for young adults with disabilities and their families. It came from Youth Career Connect, a project of the US Department of Labor. It covers the topics listed below: How to connect students to the workplace virtually to learn about careers.…

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The Housing Tale Continues

One of the biggest transitions for our adult child with disabilities was the transition to her own apartment. We signed up for waiting list openings to get the Section 8 voucher. One information source said that the waiting list hadn’t been open in ten years, and might not open for a while. And, when they…

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Try some online tools to explore careers

Free Career Test Online – CareerFitter.com https://www.careerfitter.com/free_test/careerbuilder 60 question free career test uncovers the scientific summary of your work personality. Generates a detailed full version option with lists of careers and jobs plus. Mapping Your Future: Explore careers https://www.mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/ Mapping Your Future is a nonprofit organization committed to helping students, families, and schools navigate the…

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Join us on Thursday, April 19 for the LINCs meeting…one of the best things going on in Lansing for young adults with disabilities!

LINCS Meeting Notice View this email in your browser LINCS Educational Session for Families THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 6:30 p.m. Pilgrim Congregational Church 125 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, MI FOCUS on:       DNCAP Disability Network Capital Area Knowing what resources are available in our community and knowing how to navigate them can be overwhelming. Disability Network Capital…

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HOW I GOT STARTED AS AN ENTREPRENEUR — Anna Schuck

One of our participants has had a story published in the Michigan Family Connections Newsletter. You can read it below! I’m going to tell you about how I got started as a retailer. It all started when I was about three years old. My mom had gotten some plastic animals for me. I played with…

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What we’ve learned so far about finding an apartment for a young adult with disabilities

Every state has a housing development authority. In Michigan, it’s the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Start with MSHDA here: webapp.mshda.cgi-bps.com/Default.aspx For help finding an apartment, start here: michiganhousinglocator.com/Portals/mshda/Default.aspx (but not sure this listing service show correct information about Spectran paratransit in Lansing.) Word of mouth–It could take as long as 3 years to get…

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Things to know and do in Lansing

I grew up outside of Chicago, with great transportation, lots of interesting people in my school, and a beautiful lake about a mile from my house. Here in Lansing we have good transportation, lots of interesting people in the schools, workplaces, cafes, and colleges, and the same big lake, well it’s a couple of hours…

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