College Prep Pep Rally for Blind/VI Youth and Parents — November 8 Grand Rapids

Here’s an event for parents and students who are planning for college application, including middle and high students. RAH! RAH! RAH! The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan is presenting the College Prep Pep Rally. When: November 8, 2019 Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Where: Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport, 5700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI…

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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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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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“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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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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