(Special Education Parent Advisory Committee)
February Workshops and Metro Area Events
February has many learning opportunities for parents of children with an IEP. You will see a preview of a few workshops coming along in March. Also, a few different venues for documentaries related to disabilities as well as information about TEAM GUTS - a local fitness program designed for the special needs community.
Sparkle Awards will be March 26th at 6:00 PM at Clarkston Junior High School. The information sheet with nomination forms are attached again this month. Please nominate soon. We want to honor all of the amazing individuals that support our students in Clarkston. Let's celebrate our inclusive community of Clarkston!
Find the roses - then you have read everything!
Big thanks to those of you who have completed our parent survey. If you have not completed it yet, please take a few minutes to give us some feedback and ideas for your needs. I promise it is short. We want to serve YOU!
Michigan Alliance for Families is hosting a workshop on Supporting the Educational Needs of Students with Mental Health Challenges or Trauma. February 6, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Macomb ISD. Click for more information on registration.
This workshop provides a better understanding of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students who receive special education services. Ideal for parents, school staff, or anyone working with a student with disabilities/learning challenges.
Addressing Emerging Sexuality in Children with ASD; TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12TH from 6:00-7:30 PM at Judson Center
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
OUCARES Evening Enrichment -Free Event
Addressing Emerging Sexuality in Children with ASD
For Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals working with Children with ASD
Not Intended for Children
Presented by Chaturi Edrisinha, Ph.D., BCBA-Doctoral
Associate Professor, Human Development & Child Studies
The human body experiences biological, social and emotional changes regardless of disability or ability. Sexual awareness is normal. Sexual feelings are normal. Talking about sex, teaching about sex, and making informed decisions about sex are difficult topics for parents and educators. Please join us as we discuss: Who are Adolescents? Challenges in Puberty, Multi-Dimensional Changes, Issues of Gender and Adolescence, Young Girls and Menstruation, Young Boys and Body Changes, Sexuality. This presentation is designed for parents, educators, and other professionals working with youth, specifically children 12 and under, on the Autism Spectrum. No Cost to Attend. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com or call 248-370-2424.
4410 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak , MI 48073 Map & Directions
The Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit Opening the Doors Program
Does your child have challenging behaviors at school? Come learn about services provided through the IEP to teach and support positive behaviors at school. Bring your child’s IEP to this meeting! CLICK above to view flyer and read further details.
This FREE workshop is designed to impart skills that help the IEP team effectively manage conflict related to IEP meetings. It is ideal for any school staff working in special education, parent, or support person who is involved in the IEP process.
EARLY CHILDHOOD WORKSHOP 2/27/19
Getting Ready for Kindergarten and Beyond
With Clare Brick
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Sign-in and pizza at 5:30PM
CLINTON MACOMB PUBLIC LIBRARY
40900 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Township, Michigan 48038
This workshop is for families with young children (birth through age six) who are thinking about the transition to kindergarten.
* How can I best include my child's strengths and needs in the IEP?
* How do I build a communication plan with my child's teacher?
* What kinds of supports and services are possible in kindergarten?
* Where will my child go to school?
RSVP with Donesa Crivella by February 20th 2019
586-469-1600 ext. 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Register online www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp
If it is after the deadline and you haven't registered, please call or email to check the status of the event.
If you require accommodations or materials in an alternative format, please let us know one week before the workshop.
CLARKSTON PAC IS ON FACEBOOK
Michigan State University is accepting applications for Project Venture, a college transition program for high school students with disabilities ages 16-18. Project Venture offers students the chance to "try on" university life.
Friendly February 2019
Clarkston PAC Parent Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 6:30-8pm
Clarkston Community Schools Administration Building, 6389 Clarkston Road
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Michigan Alliance for Families is a Michigan Department of Education IDEA Grant Funded Initiative. Michigan Alliance for Families is our state's federally funded Parent Training and Information Center.
Intelligent Lives Documentary
March 21st 7:30 PM at AMC John R in Madison Heights
From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.
INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.
INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.
Film length: 70 minutes
Cost: $12 per person
To register visit: https://gathr.us/screening/28144
Where: AMC John R in Madison Heights
When: March 21 at 7:30pm
What: The documentary "Intelligent Lives" follows three students with disabilities, including a student from Berkley, Michigan through-out their educational career and into adulthood.
Intelligent Lives theatrical trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7qEJFpMWNk
Oakland PAC Partnership in Action. Saturday Learning for Parents of Students with an IEP: Mental Health First Aid. March 16, 2019 8:30-4:30 PM.
4th Annual Special Education Appreciation Evening (SPARKLE AWARDS)
Tuesday, March 26th, 6pm
6595 Waldon Road
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE STAFF, STUDENTS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH AN IEP.
INFORMATION SHEET AND NOMINATION FORMS ATTACHED BELOW.
MORE QUESTIONS? No worries, contact Heather Roeser mailto:email@example.com
This workshop covers guardianship from a historical perspective, strangers as guardians, and alternatives to guardianship. TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019 10:00AM – 1:00PM Farmington Community Library. Click button above for registration information.
"OUCARES provides innovative programs for teachers and programming for individuals and their families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)."