Upcoming Events: Learning Opportunities

paper calendar with a pencil sitting on itNEW: 2022-2023 Calendar of Virtual Statewide Learning Opportunities

Our goal is to increase the involvement of families in their children’s education. To do this, Michigan Alliance for Families offers  learning opportunities across the state. Most of our events are virtual at this time. For in-person events, the location is noted next to the date and address on the flyer.

Click on the event’s date to view the PDF flyer for complete details. All times are EST.

March 2023

Offered in partnership with Disability Network Southwest Michigan, Paving the Way to Self Determination is a series of workshops for families and their children with developmental disabilities (ages birth-12) to develop skills that lead to self-determined lives. Register with DNSWM.  March topics include:
March 29 How to Ask for an Accommodation

April 2023

April 10, 17, 24 & May 1 Building Parent Leadership Skills in Early Childhood – a leadership development opportunity for families with a child with a disability under age 8. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2td2tb4c

April 11 & 18 Parent Advisory Committee Best Practices with Stephanie Nicholls 7:00pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/PACpractice

April 12 Special Education Evaluation and Eligibility with Michelle Driscoll 7:00pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ywcyyjaz

April 13 Assistive Technology for Trauma with Ajaune Thomas & Aimee Sterk, MI Disability Rights Coalition 12:00pm-1:30pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/etf3th4r

April 19 IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls 1:00pm-2:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/4jcs3hev

April 20 Mental Health is Essential! And Key to Success at School with Terri Henrizi ACMH 12:00pm-1:30pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm.  https://tinyurl.com/y35a6nev

April 21 & 28 Behavior is Communication with Sally Burton Hoyle 1:00pm-2:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/zamjzxvz

April 21-22 + 5 more weekends LIPA Leadership development program for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of minor children with developmental disabilities. Registration closed February 28.

May 2023

May 2 Building Blocks of Self-Advocacy with Stephanie Nicholls and Karen Wang 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/4h8p2txm

May 9 Self Determination in the IEP with Stephanie Nicholls and Karen Wang 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/hacknzsv

May 10 Collaborative Communication in Special Education – The Who, What, When, How of Special Education Mediation Services 12:00pm-1:00pm or 6:00pm-7:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/452wazec

May 16 Transition: What You Need To Know with Karen Wang 12:00pm-1:30pm.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/mvnmaw7c

May 19 IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls 10:00am-11:30am. Register at https://tinyurl.com/5bfyaykj

May 23 Transition Beyond IDEA with Michelle Driscoll 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/4bkkyhsk

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