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Upcoming Events: Learning Opportunities

paper calendar with a pencil sitting on itBookmark/Star/Favorite/Save our calendar!  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.

Due to the pandemic, all of our events will be held online. Click on the event’s date to view the PDF flyer for complete details. All times are EST.

August 2022

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.
August topics include: How to Ask for an Accommodation (August 9, August 25), Social Security Benefits (August 10, August 23), Supported Decision Making (August 11), Disability Pride and History (August 17), Rise Up! Disability History, Pride & Allyship (August 18)  Registration for Paving the Way to Self Determination

August 3 Preparing to Go Back to School with an IEP with Tiffany Burge and Leah Groves 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ysv6cdm3

August 10 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Ableism with Andrea Beachnau and Nicole Miller 12:00pm-1:00pm Register at https://tinyurl.com/2p9ax67u

August 17  Exploring Executive Function: How We Get Things Done with Andrea Sargent, Stephanie Nicholls, and Margarita Rodriguez-Mendoza 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yvfx7ktr

August 24 How to Start Your School Year on the Right Foot (for youth and young adults) with Joyce Dearhamer and Amanda Thielen 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/463jbmyf

August 31 Serving on Special Education Committees with Stephanie Nicholls 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/35z42cfb 

September 2022

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.
September topics include: Philosophy & Self-Directed Services (September 7), Supported Decision Making (September 8), Rise Up! Disability History, Pride & Allyship (September 13, September 22), Social Security Benefits (September 15, September 27), Disability Pride and History (September 20), How to Ask for an Accommodation (September 28) Registration for Paving the Way to Self Determination

September 7 IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/3xyrjxtp

September 14 Understanding IDEA Procedural Safeguards with Michelle Driscoll 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/mpjccfnj

September 28 Special Education Evaluation and Eligibility with Michelle Driscoll 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/5n8atte2

October 2022

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.
October topics include: Disability Pride and History (October 4, October 20), Rise Up! Disability History, Pride & Allyship (October 5), Supported Decision Making (October 6), Philosophy & Self-Directed Services (October 10, October 19),  How to Ask for an Accommodation (October 11) Registration for Paving the Way to Self Determination

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