What to do when you meet a sighted person–from Vision Aware

What To Do when You Meet a Sighted Person People who use their eyes to acquire information about the world are called sighted people or “people who are sighted.” Legal “sight” means any visual acuity greater than 20/200 in the better eye without correction or an angle of vision wider than 20 degrees. Sighted people…

Read More

Time for Transition: Putting the Pieces Together for Parents

There is no charge for this event. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Sessions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Michigan Library and Historical Center 702 W. Kalamazoo St. Lansing, MI 48909 Learn More and Register Online: Time for Transition Registration by November 19, 2018 Presented by Michigan Department of Education–Low…

Read More

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.…

Read More

“Not Tommy”: Smart and Safe, Part 1

Katie’s mom and dad were so proud of her. She’d gotten her own apartment, and was really happy about it. Of course, it’d only been a day or two since they finished moving her in. She was 24, and had collected a bunch of furniture over the past couple of years, so she was ready…

Read More

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…

Read More

IEP Moms Sharing Saturday August 4

Parents of kids who have IEPs are welcome to come to Biggby 6439 S. Cedar, Lansing, Michigan, 9 to 11 AM, to share successes and concerns before the new school year. Watch this space…we may do this again before Labor Day. Lydia Schuck http://www.edentransition.org

Read More

Better preparation for community organizations to serve youth and families with autism, from Autism Speaks

This came straight from the website of Autism Speaks: “Unfortunately, boys and girls with autism often face barriers to participating fully in youth community organizations. And so with help from respected experts in the field of autism and special education, experienced parents and caregivers, we have created Leading the Way: Autism-Friendly Youth Organizations, a guide…

Read More

IEP Moms (and Dads) Sharing Time Aug 4

Quick! Before school starts, build up your reserves of encouragement and strategies to support your child with disabilities. It doesn’t matter how old your children are…you have something to offer, and probably want to hear the concerns of other parents. You might be homeschooling or public schooling, with or without an IEP, but you have…

Read More

10 ways to affect outcomes of youth with disabilities

Today we want to connect you to an excellent video from the Center on Transition Innovations at Virginia Commonwealth University. The video highlights 10 ways to affect outcomes of youth with disabilities. The video is captioned, so it is also easy to share with friends who have hearing loss or are Deaf or Deafblind. Pass…

Read More