Upcoming Activities for Consumers and Guardians

 

The Getting My Own Address Program has several upcoming presentations this spring and summer. This program helps people with disabilities, along with their families and supports, make housing plans to get a home of their own. For dates and information, click on the Getting My Own Address flyer.

 

Play-Place for Autistic is offering a Haircut Hut with 1 hour blocks for appointments to acclimate to the experience and allow for breaks. To schedule, click on the Haircut Hut flyer.

Play-Place also hosts birthday parties! To see packages and available themes, click on the Play-Place Birthday Parties flyer.

 

Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services has many great opportunities for all age groups. For information on some of their programs starting soon, click the OU CARES flyer. They also have many resources and programs for parents. For more information on those programs, click on the Center for Autism flyer.

 

Sensory Friendly Saturday on April 29, 2017 is an event designed for guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders. For this event, a variety of accommodations, activities and more have been put into place to create an inclusive, welcoming and safe space for our guests. Prior to this event, staff members of The Henry Ford participated in Michigan Autism Safety Training (MAST) provided by the Autism Alliance of Michigan to better understand the characteristics of autism and how to recognize and communicate with someone with autism. For experience details and ticket prices, click on the Sensory Friendly Saturday flyer.

 

The Arc of Macomb County welcomes Keynote Speaker, Marina Morris, in Blurring the Lines: Resources for Living an Inclusive Life. On April 28th, join Marina as she tells her story of living with Cerebral Palsy and helps to guide others to discover their stories. Click on the Blurring the Lines flyer for more information on registration and details on different sessions providing resources for individuals.

 

Woodside Bible Church is hosting a 1/2 day Autism conference on April 1st for $5. 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Doors Open at 8:30).  The conference will have several breakout opportunities for families and those who work in the Autism related field to gather information. Among presenters is Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP. Linda is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is internationally known as a pioneer in developing the use of visual strategies to support communication for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related learning needs and Ron Sandison, speaker and author of A Parent’s guide to Autism. Click the Autism Conference flyer for more information.

 

The Michigan Donated Dental Services (DDS) program provides donated dental treatment through volunteer private dental offices to patients who are elderly, medically compromised or who have a permanent disability.  Patients must be below 200% of the federal poverty level and uninsured (patients with Medicaid or Medicare must be able to show that they have used or attempted to use their benefit and have not been able to obtain care).  The program does not provide emergency care, but is able to provide extensive treatment for those in need, including root canals, oral surgery, and dentures. See the Michigan Donated Dental Services flyer for eligibility and application info.

 

Macomb County Community Mental Health is announcing a community forum on changes to the Home and Community Based Waiver on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please click on the Home and Community Based Services: Community Conversation flyer.

 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has scheduled a series of focus groups to better understand the use of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS®) assessment in person-centered planning. The Supports Intensity Scale (SIS®) is a statewide standardized assessment tool implemented by the State of Michigan for all Medicaid-eligible persons 18 and older who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and are currently receiving case management, supports coordination, or respite only services through the behavioral health system.

If you are interested in providing feedback, you are invited to attend one of the SIS Focus groups.  Please click on the SIS® Focus Group link for locations and times.

 

 

The Counsel and Advocacy Law Line, which is part of Lakeshore Legal Aid, serves low-income residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. The Counsel and Advocacy Law Line provides civil legal assistance for low-income individuals. For more information, please click on the Law Line link.

 

 

Join community leaders and microenterprise vendors in a rally for ability, advancement and advocacy in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness month in March. For more information, please click on the Disability Awareness Rally flyer.

 

 

Total Education Solutions is offering FREE PARENT WORKSHOPS to help you better understand if your child is hitting speech and language milestones and developmental milestones or if you are experiencing behavioral challenges with your child.  Click on the following links for more information: Speech & Language Workshop, Developmental Milestones Workshop, Behavioral Workshop.

 

 

The Autism Society Oakland County invites you to their 4th Annual Walk 4 Autism. The event will take place rain or shine in Somerset Mall on April 30th, 2017 from 8 to 11 a.m. Follow the Walk 4 Autism link for more information on how to register to walk, be a sponsor, or advertise with the event.

 

Woodside Bible Church is excited to be hosting an egg hunt for children with special needs, ages 10 and under on Saturday, April 8th from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  They will be offering a quiet hunt and an interactive hunt for children in wheelchairs.  The event is free, but space is limited! See the Easter Egg Hunt flyer for registration info.

Rockpointe Community Church in Sterling Heights is also hosting an Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will be held indoors, rain or shine. For more information, please see the the Eggcellent Egg Hunt flyer.

 

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