Oakland PAC: Partnership in Action!

Saturday learning: Bring the family on Saturday, November 3!

Saturday Learning Opportunity: For families of children with IEPs (Kids 13+ are welcome!)

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 9am-3pm

Oakland Schools 2111 N. Pontiac Lake Road Waterford, Michigan 48328

Both learning opportunities are open to parents and children (ages 13+). Both options are offered from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions. Please note that lunch will be on your own.

November 3, 2018: Relentless Tour with Anthony Ianni

Option 1: The Relentless Tour, sponsored by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, is a grass roots initiative designed to help eradicate bullying across the state of Michigan and beyond. Diagnosed with autism at a young age, Anthony’s parents were told he would never graduate, never play sports, and likely have to live in a group home for his entire adult life. Anthony defied the odds, graduated from MSU with a degree in Sociology, and was the first known individual with autism to play college basketball. Anthony played in two Big Ten Championships and a Final Four and now he is sharing his story and helping others live their dreams.

November 3, 2018: Family School Partnerships

Option 2: Family & School Partnerships is sponsored by the Michigan Alliance for Families and presented by Kelly Orginski, state-wide trainer and presenter. The purpose of this session is to explore skills that parents can use, in partnership with schools, to help children thrive. This session will also engage kids in self-advocacy strategies. Topics for this session include: understanding disability, knowing your school district, knowing your rights and responsibilities, organizing your paperwork to support clear and effective communication, understanding the special education process, and knowing how to resolve disagreements.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Please submit an R.S.V.P. for EACH individual family member who will be attending. Register above or at: https://www.smore.com/nyzet

Grant Funding

Michigan Alliance for Families is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).