(Special Education Parent Advisory Committee)
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out the local resources and a podcast that follows the logo below. Several of last month's resources and information remain in this newsletter. There is new material added too - explore what speaks to and your family's needs.
RESOURCES SECTION: We are in the process of moving the Resources section to a tab on the CCS website. If you need assistance locating any particular resources, then contact one of your Clarkston PAC team representatives.
Please contact us anytime with questions, concerns, ideas, or anything else that is on your mind. We would love to hear from you! We are here to support you, especially during this unexpected, challenging period for our families.
Find the LAKESHORE - then you have read everything!
"May is Mental Health Month and we will be doing a number of different things to bring awareness to importance of mental health and to bust the stigma associated with this disability."
"NAMI Metro: Oakland, Wayne, Macomb NAMI Metro is grass roots, all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with serious mental illness and their families through, advocacy, support and education."
"This special collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises below are designed to help you keep a strong and healthy mind in the midst of this global health crisis."
"Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart."
WEBINARS AND PODCASTS
"We have an archive of recorded webinars available for when you need access to learn, understand, and manage topics related to special education. Our webinars (like all of our learning opportunities) are free for parents, caregivers, and educators."
"Join our nationally recognized panel for a series of candid conversations about parenting, child behavior, mental health and relationships during the ever-changing environment of our current global pandemic."
"Shaping the world for difference.™ We’re dedicated to shaping a world where millions of people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work."
"A new weekly online video series supporting families during the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesdays at 12 p.m. Broadcast on our Facebook and YouTube channels" CLICK BUTTON ABOVE
Supporting children with intellectual and developmental disabilities during extended times away from school and changing routines due to health outbreaks can be challenging. CLICK button above or download below to read further information.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is providing information and guidance – developing numerous resources to assist local school districts, educators, and families.
"The state of Michigan is here in our collective time of need to help ease anxieties and guide you through the uncertainties which come with this pandemic."
"Anxiety often comes hand in hand with ADHD and other learning differences. Some kids also struggle with managing emotions. That can make it harder for them to think logically about how to cope with situations that make them anxious."
"What You'll Learn: How to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids; School Closings and Learning at Home; Activities to Keep Kids Busy at Home; Disability Issues at Work"
"Distance Learning: 8 Tips to Get Your Child Ready to Learn at Home"
"During this time of uncertainty for Michigan’s families and communities, MSU is working even harder to share free resources and support to individuals, families, communities and businesses across the state." Click button above to scroll the links.
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a YouTube link from the Mi Navigator Newsletter Issue 42 Presented by the Autism Alliance of Michigan.
CLARKSTON PAC IS ON FACEBOOK
Oakland Special Education Parent Resource Network Group in Facebook
Oakland Mediation Center. Dates of Trainings: Wednesday July 29, 2020 from 1:00pm-5:00pm and Monday October 19, 2020 from 8:30am-12:30pm.
Michigan's own Micah Fialka-Feldman is one of the young adults featured in the documentary "Intelligent Lives". Now available for free streaming with English or Spanish captions on WORLD Channel https://worldchannel.org/episode/arf-intelligent-lives/
Action Calendar: Meaningful May 2020
For more keys to happier living, head over to the http://www.actionforhappiness.org/ website. NEW - Look below the calendar to download their PDF guide "Ten Keys to Happier Living".
2019 Early On Resource Guide
Follow these steps to access the 2019 guide:
1.Click the link below to arrive at the Student Support Services webpage:
2.Scroll to the bottom of the page to the "Parent Resources Section"
3.Click on "Early On Oakland Community Resource Guide"
4.Click the link for "Community Resource Guide" to preview or download the guide.
Questions or problems accessing the guide? No worries, contact your Clarkston PAC representative for further assistance.
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