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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.

December 2022

December 1 How to Develop and Maintain Trust in School-Family Partnerships with Special Education Mediation Services 12:00pm-2:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yc7vaxz4  

December 2 & 9 Behavior is Communication with Sally Burton Hoyle 1:00pm-2:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2abfhru5  

December 8 Mental Health is Essential! And Key to Success at School with Terri Henrizi, Association for Children’s Mental Health 12:00pm-1:30pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2p93fyu7  

December 12 IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ye2y42d7  

December 14 Special Education State Complaints with Michelle Driscoll 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2n3ab6dk  

January 2023

January 10 Virtual and Cyber and Web, Oh My! Understanding School Options with Michelle Driscoll & Stephanie Nicholls 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/3w28kzn6

January 11 Due Process Complaint and Hearing with Michelle Driscoll 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/46e6p9r6

January 12 Assistive Technology: More Than Checking a Box with Carolyn O’Hearn, Alt+Shift 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/5fv896hu

January 13 IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls 9:00am-10:30am. Register at https://tinyurl.com/3e4f8hh9

January 18 Self Determination in the IEP with Stephanie Nicholls 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/539yfaz6

January 19 Legal Tools to Support Retaining Choice at All Ages with Lisa Lepine 4:00pm-5:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2r7vrrwb

January 24 Disciplinary Removals for Students with Disabilities: Counting the Days with Special Education Mediation Services 7:00pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/4dk3mxhh

January 25 Transition Beyond IDEA with Michelle Driscoll 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/zhk8k4fn

January 31 Disciplinary Removals for Students with Disabilities: Manifestation Determination Review with Special Education Mediation Services 7:00pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2s5jnwk5

February 2023

February 1 Building Blocks of Self Advocacy with Stephanie Nicholls 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2sj7dt4w

February 3 & 10 Sensory Processing Disorders with Sally Burton Hoyle 1:00pm-2:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/mwbcnyxu

February 7 How to Develop and Maintain Trust in School-Family Partnerships with Special Education Mediation Services 12:00pm-2:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/48zf2umy  

February 8 Transition from School to Adulthood with Michelle Driscoll & Stephanie Nicholls 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/36np4f75

February 9 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports with Stephanie Nicholls 10:00am-11:30am.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/264697yy

February 13 IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls 6:30pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yc7rxs4b

February 16 Financial Tools to Support Retaining Choice at All Ages with Catherine McRae & Amie Kupovits 4:00pm-5:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2m6x2nxt

February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 7:00pm-8:30pm IEP Course – A five week course for parents of children with a current IEP. Registration opens January 30. 

March 2023

March 2 Special Education State Complaints with Michelle Driscoll 7:00pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/bd7sajuy

March 9 Due Process Complaint and Hearing with Michelle Driscoll 7:00pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2ueb8jxm

March 14 Assistive Technology to Support an Inclusive Classroom with Carolyn O’Hearn, Alt+Shift 7:00pm-8:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/5da6syx3

March 16 Tools to Support Retaining Choice in Medical Situations with Jan Lampman, Mary Shehan-Boogaard & Izzy Bullock 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/nwapzuh9

March 21 Inclusion: FAPE in the LRE with Stephanie Nicholls 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/45a3x4m2

March 22 Collaborative Communication in Special Education – The Who, What, When, How of Special Education Mediation Services 12:00pm-1:00pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/4px6hhs7

March 23 IEP: A Closer Look with Stephanie Nicholls 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/4cyj6jw6

April 2023

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

May 2023

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

May 9 Self Determination in the IEP with Stephanie Nicholls 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 from School to Adulthood with Michelle Driscoll & Stephanie Nicholls 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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