Clarkston PAC

(Special Education Parent Advisory Committee)



RESOURCE SECTION: We have added several links for area agencies and resources. The gray rectangle "button" will take you to the website for the agency listed.

Find the field of wildflowers - then you have read everything!

FREE Parent Resource Workshop - April 16th, 3:00-4:30 PM in Clarkston!


Parents are looking for answers for their kids, so it is time for a Parent Resource Meeting!

Vendors will be available to answer questions about services and supports for children and families with various needs.

Parenting support, community programs, social-emotional-behavioral needs, developmental delays, various therapies (OT, PT, Speech and Language, ABA), financial information for insurance/s/ etc.

Vendors may include: New Horizons, JVS, AMORC, MRS, Judson Center, Easter Seals, Excel, Mass Mutual, Celebrate Hope, MORC, Clarkston Area Youth Assistance and more.

April 16th, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clarkston Central Office, Board Room

6389 Clarkston Rd

Clarkston, MI 48346

Any questions? Contact:


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Congratulations to our Sparkle Award winners listed below:

Eduardo Flores

Brittany Vidaurri

CHS Varsity Cheer Team

Sophia Ego

Emma Ego

Jeff Peariso

Brendan Barker

Kim Strader

Shelley Weiler

SMS Cafeteria Staff

Dolls and Spice Staff

Clarkston PAC extends a sincere and grateful THANK YOU to Heather Roeser, Sarah Schneider, Rachel Vickers, Drew Stark, Julia Hunt, and the Clarkston High School Leadership Students. Your talent and commitment to serve others makes this event possible! Thank you for honoring all of our community members who go above and beyond to support our students with IEPs.

SCAMP Applications OPEN!

CLICK above to access the application on the website.

TR Buddy Soccer

TR Buddy Soccer - held in the spring

TR Buddy Soccer is a non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls, ages 7-14, with cognitive disabilities, with or without physical impairments. Each player is paired with a buddy, ages 10-17, to assist them as needed. Sessions will be held at Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Rd.

Cost for players is $40/res or $50/non-res, and free for buddies. We must have a minimum of 10 players/buddies registered for the league to run. For more information or to register call (248) 625-8223 or register online at www. (Contact the ITPRS office to obtain a username and password if you are registering online for the first time.)

TR Bowling


Our newest drop in program is a non-competitive league for persons ages 7 and up, with cognitive disabilities, and/or physical impairments. Caregivers are welcome to join for free, unless they plan on bowling too! A registration fee of $10.00 includes two games of bowling, shoes, as well as some light refreshments. Pre registration is not required, but preferred to ensure we have enough supplies.

Held at Cherry Hill Lanes- 6697 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI 48346

Wednesdays (bi-weekly starting January), 5:30-6:30 pm

TR Buddy Baseball

TR Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls, ages 7-14, with cognitive disabilities, with or without physical impairments. Each player is paired with a Buddy, aged 10-17, to assist them as needed. The 6-week league is held at Sashabaw Plains Park. Cost is $40/res, $50/non- res and $10 for buddies.


Rethinking Guardianship with Dohn Hoyle of The Arc MI

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.

Special Needs Financial Planning 4/18/19 at 7:00 PM

Create the Best Life Possible for your Child with Special Needs. Please join our Round Table discussion! Where: The Independence Township Library When: Thursday, April 18th @ 7pm RSVP: Contact Penny Canada @

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5/9/19: IEPs & Communication Skills in Ann Arbor

This workshop will help you better understand the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students who receive special education services. Also: Communication and collaboration are essential when planning for students with disabilities.

Conflict Resolution in Special Education May 10th

May 10, 2019 - 1:00-5:00 PM FREE WORKSHOP This highly interactive workshop is designed to impart skills that help the IEP effectively manage conflict before, during, and after the IEP meetings.

5/23/19: Youth with Mental Health Needs & Trauma

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019 10:00AM – 1:00PM Sign-in opens at 9:30AM Refreshments will be served. THE ARC OF LIVINGSTON 2980 Dorr Rd. Brighton, MI 48116


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Active April 2019

Finally! Spring is here and it is ideal conditions to increase our physical activity. Becoming more active (as abilities and access allow us) contributes to the improvement of overall health and wellness. Busy days full of work, household duties, and the responsibilities of our children can fill our schedule. The calendar below offers daily prompts to gradually integrate more movement into your day.

For more keys to happier living, head over to the website.
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Autism Friendly Movies & Fun

WHO: Any child/teen/adult with special challenges that would make a regular movie experience challenging and of course their friends and family members.

WHAT: "Autism Friendly" Movies at Emagine Theater on the 1st and 3rd Saturday's of the month. Sensory friendly (Lights up a bit, Sound down a bit) with the ability to get up, move & make noise. Families with allergies can bring their own snacks.

WHEN: 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:30 am

WHERE: Select Emagine Theaters

WHY: Going to the movies is something every person should be able to do,

Benefits for Children with Disabilities

The Social Security Administration has updated the "Benefits for Children with Disabilities" pamphlet describing benefits available to eligible children with disabilities and how to apply, including SSI and SSDI. Click button above.

Easter Seals Michigan

Children and adults with disabilities and other special needs find proven, best-practice services designed to meet their individual needs at Easterseals Michigan. Click button above to explore their programs and locations.

Michigan Alliance for Families

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.

Macomb Oakland Regional Center (MORC)

MORC is a human services agency that coordinates long-term supports for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities and the elderly in Southeast Michigan. Our mission is to maximize human potential.


Special Education Mediation Program

Communication is an important aspect of educational planning for infants through young adults (age birth to 26) with special needs. Your ability as a parent, educator, or service provider to communicate productively when creating an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) can affect the quality of a young person’s development and education. OMC offers Special Education Mediation Services and IFSP, IEPT and Resolution Meeting Facilitation.

OU Cares Programs at Oakland University

"OUCARES provides innovative programs for teachers and programming for individuals and their families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)."


Parents want the best for their children. At Understood, we do, too. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey.

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JCC Detroit

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Clarkston PAC Representatives

Robin Maloney: 248.698.3470

Rebel Molina: 248.766.5634

E-mail Clarkston PAC

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