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.  Click on the event date/location to view the PDF flyer for complete details of each event.

  • Remember, you can register for Michigan Alliance for Families events online!
  • Please note:  To be good stewards of our funding resources, we need a minimum number of participants registered by the registration deadline for the presentation to be held. If it is after the deadline and you haven’t registered, please call or email to check the status of the event.

February 2019

February 13 in Clinton Township  IEP and Behavior with Kelly Orginski at Macomb ISD 6:30PM-8:30PM.  Due to weather conditions the workshop scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th in Macomb County has been cancelled. The IEP & Behavior Workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience that the cancellation has caused.

February 19 in Port Huron Inclusion: FAPE in the LRE with Joyce Dearhamer at Arc of St. Clair County 6PM-7:30PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

February 20 in Marshall Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy with Kelly Orginski at LifeChurch 6PM-8PM.  ONLINE REGISTRATION  

February 21 in Grand Rapids Learn About: Support Services, Accommodations and Modifications at The Arc of Kent County 7PM-8:30PM.  Cancelled, watch for rescheduled date.

February 25 in Big Rapids Crucial Conversations: Overview, Data, and Best Practices with Kelly Orginski at Mecosta-Osceola ISD. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

February 27 in Clinton Township Getting Ready for Kindergarten and Beyond at Clinton Macomb Public Library with Clare Brick 6PM-8PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

February 28 in St. Joseph IEP Webinar Series: PLAAFP at Disability Network Southwest Michigan 8:30AM-9:30AM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

March 2019

March 5 in East Lansing Let’s Talk About IEPs, Behavior, and Communication Skills with Sandee Koski and Cheryl Levine at MSU Federal Credit Union 10:30AM-2:30PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

March 6 in Clinton Township Resolving IEP Disagreements with Kelly Orginski at Macomb ISD  6:30PM-8:30PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

March 7 in Stanton Learn About: Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy with Debbie Rock at Montcalm Care  Network 6PM-8PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

March 8 in Muskegon Behavior Is Communication with Sally Burton-Hoyle at Pioneer Resources 1PM-4PM.  ONLINE REGISTRATION 

March 9 in Monroe IEPs: What Parents Need To Know! with Kelly Orginski at  Oaks Victory Village 9AM-12PM

March 13 in Inkster Understanding the IEP with Kenya Harper-Black at Starfish Family Services 5:30-6:30PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

March 13 in Flint The 5 W’s of Assistive Technology: A Look Into Everything AT with Carolyn O’Hearn at Erwin L. Davis Center 6pm-8pm.  ONLINE REGISTRATION

March 14 in Lawrence  IEP 101 with Jackie Van Horn at Van Buren ISD 6PM-7PM.   ONLINE REGISTRATION

March 14 in Lenox Let’s Talk Transition with Sandee Koski and Lisa Cook Gordon at Lenox Township Community Center 9:30AM-2:30PM.  ONLINE REGISTRATION

March 27 in St. Joseph IEP Webinar Series: Goals and Objectives at Disability Network Southwest Michigan 8:30AM-9:30AM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

April 2019

April 4 in Stanton Learn About: IEP 101 with Debbie Rock at Montcalm Care Network 6PM-8PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

April 10 in Clinton Township Parent Engagement Project Wrap Up at Macomb ISD 6:30PM-8:30PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

April 11 in Barryton Building Positive Relationships with Michael Bausano at Barryton Elementary6:30PM-8:30PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

April 16 in Farmington Hills Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating Lifelong Self Determination with Dohn Hoyle at Farmington Community Library 10AM-1PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

April 18 in Stanton Learn About: Importance of the PLAAFP Statement with Debbie Rock at Montcalm Care  Network 6PM-8PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

April 24 in St. Joseph IEP Webinar Series: Support Services at Disability Network Southwest Michigan 8:30AM-9:30AM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

May 2019

May 2 in Stanton Learn About: Goals and Objectives with Debbie Rock at Montcalm Care  Network 6PM-8PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

May 7 in Clare Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating Lifelong Self Determination with Dohn Hoyle at Pere Marquette District Library 12PM-3PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

May 8 in Roscommon Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating Lifelong Self Determination with Dohn Hoyle at C.O.O.R. ISD  11:30AM-2:30PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

May 9 in Ann Arbor IEPs and Communication Skills with Sandee Koski and Cheryl Levine  at United Way of Washtenaw County 9AM-3PM.  ONLINE REGISTRATION

May 14 in Stanton Learn About: Support Services, Accommodations and Modifications with Debbie Rock at Montcalm Care  Network 6PM-8PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

May 16 in Greenville More Than Checking a Box: Assistive Technology in the IEP with Carolyn O’Hearn at Seiter Center 6PM-8PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION 

May 23 in Brighton Supporting the Educational Needs of Children & Youth with Mental Health Challenges & Those Who Have Experienced Trauma with Terri Henrizi at The Arc Livingston  10Am-1PM. ONLINE REGISTRATION Flyer coming soon

May 29 in St. Joseph IEP Webinar Series: Extended School Year at Disability Network Southwest Michigan 8:30AM-9:30AM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

June 2019

June 26 in St. Joseph IEP Webinar Series: Inclusion- FAPE in the LRE at Disability Network Southwest Michigan 8:30AM-9:30AM. ONLINE REGISTRATION

Don’t see a workshop near you?  Check back again soon, we are scheduling additional events! Be sure to view our selection of free On Demand Webinars available for viewing at home www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/webinar

Weather related cancellations for Michigan Alliance for Families events, will be noted on this page and posted on our FB page: www.facebook.com/MichiganAllianceForFamilies.

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