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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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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Educating youth with mental health, emotional, or behavioral concerns: a new publication from @PACER

Helpful new publication now available Educating Your Child with Mental Health, Emotional, or Behavioral Disorders: Information for Parents is now available upon request. This concise guide will help parents of children with mental health, emotional, or behavioral disorders to participate effectively in special education planning. Each chapter includes a set of questions to consider when…

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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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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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Meeting Thursday 3/1 in Mason

We’ll be meeting for the Girls’ Social Group on March 1 and 15, and then every first and third Thursday through May. We meet at 1981 Eden Road in Mason. We meet from 6:30 to 8. Put a comment below if you want to ask questions. Is there someone you’d think might like to know…

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Got Transition?

Have you visited GotTransition.org? Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families. For many young people with disabilities or other health care related issues, the transition to adult health care systems can be quite a challenge.…

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