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…

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“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…

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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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Paths to Employment Webinar

Check out another great webinar from the PACER Center…and while you’re at it, how about forwarding this to someone else? Paths to Employment: Exploring the Options Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM A panel of representatives from Minnesota’s Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and WorkForce Center systems…

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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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