Wednesday, November 18, 2015

College options - what is right for you and your career choice?

This article was shared by a fellow Transition Coordinator for the Troy Public School District.
The article is from the Detroit Free Press and it highlights alternatives to a four year degree.  There is also a link to a video that is entitled  “Success in the New Economy”, which talks about preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities. This video is also located on the OSTC website (   While a four year degree and beyond is still a very appropriate choice for many students, it is worth exploring other options based upon your interest, career choice and abilities.  

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Scholarship Opportunity offered by the Disability Attorneys of Michigan

The Disability Attorneys of Michigan are offering 3 - $1000 scholarships to current seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a parent/guardian who is currently receiving disability benefits through the US Social Security Administration and/or the US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Will be attending a 2 year community college or 4 year university in the Fall of 2016
  • Provides a high school transcript verifying the GPA
  • Completes a 500 word essay explaining the impact of their parent's/guardian's disability. 
See the link below for the application.  Any questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to:
Bill Pulte
Disability Attorneys of Michigan
30500 Van Dyke Ste. 400
Warren, MI  48093
Phone:  800-949-2900
Fax:  586-573-8804

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Getting My Own Address Presentation

Getting My Own Address is a program that has been developed by Community Housing Network and focuses on understanding and developing skills to support students with developmental disabilities progressing towards living independently.  It is a great program and, in my opinion, worth the time and money to explore.  See below for information regarding the upcoming meeting: 

I am contacting you to ask for your help in getting the date out for the next Getting My Own Address Overview presentation to be held on Wednesday, December 2 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Community Housing Network 570 Kirts Blvd., Suite 231, Troy, MI 48084.

Please register before December 1, 2015, at Click on “Donate” and choose contribution for “GMOA Overview Presentation” then fill in payment of $30/person.

Please note: Seating is limited. Please pre-register before the December 1 deadline to hold your space. We reserve the right to cancel if registration fails to meet a minimum level of participation.

For more information on the Getting My Own Address program, please visit .Questions can be directed to me at this email address or the telephone number below.

Linda Ronan Brown
Housing Resource Consultant
Administrator, Springhill Pooled Accounts Trust
Community Housing Network Inc.
570 Kirts Blvd., Suite 231
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 269-1346 | direct

Monday, November 2, 2015

The State of Michigan signed into law the ABLE act (House Bill 4542) which supports financial planning needs for students/adults with disabilities.  Please check out the link below for more information on this law and learn how it may impact you and your family.

Michigan ABLE Act