Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Career Readiness Parent Expo March 26, 2019

Career Readiness Parent Expo

Tuesday March 26, 2019  5:30 - 8:30pm
5:30 - Appetizers and Networking with Industry Representatives
6:30 - Keynote Speaker:  Patrick Grattan, Author "How to Choose a Career: A Proven Method for Finding a Job You Will Love"
7 and 7:45pm - Industry Panels and Career Readiness Presentations

Oakland Schools
2111 Pontiac Lake Road 
Waterford, MI  48238

  • Information from industry leaders in a variety of careers including health sciences, manufacturing, construction, information technology, transportation, logistics, and energy
  • Employment trends and technology trends
  • Career readiness components
  • Soft Skills - how parents can help their children develop these skills
  • Today's hiring practices. 
Students are welcome to attend. 

No cost to attend, but attendees are requested to register: 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Camp Zip opportunities

Camp Zip is a program for adults with different abilities and is located in Ypsilanti. The following link takes you to their website to explore their Spring Offerings. 


1. Pizza Social Friday Evenings  $55.00
2.  Community Exploration Saturdays -  $75.00  Fee includes all expenses including food to explore different community sites.  Each week will be a different site
3.  Cardio Drumming
4.  Cooking Classes

Camp Zip also offers day and overnight camps as well as employment and other social opportunities.

Check out their website! 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

OSTC SW Open House

Southwest Career Night - Rescheduled
1000 Beck Road, Wixom, MI 48393
Join the fun and learn more about the programs offered at OSTC-SW with demonstrations and activities in Agriscience, Culinary Arts, Engineering and Emerging Technologies, Health Sciences, Computer Programming, Entrepreneurship and Visual Imaging!
Attendees will learn about propagation and soil textures, view robots, play a culinary scavenger hunt, participate in machining activities, receive an eye exam, learn about building a business, label computer components, experience a green screen, make a vinyl sticker, paint a vehicle panel, meet business partners and more!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship Seminar presented by MORC

MORC is presenting a Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship Seminar on Tuesday, April 16 from 10am to 1pm at the Farmington Community Library Auditorium.  32737 West 12 Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI  48334.  The seminar is Free and you can register online by calling 248-667-8567

Friday, January 11, 2019

On My Own of Michigan Independent Living Information Session

From On My Own's Event Flyer:

"Who Should Attend:  Anyone who is interested in living more independently or who supports someone who plans to live more independently."

Date:  Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019

Time:  6pm to 6:30pm On My Own General Information Session
           6:30pm to 7:30pm Independent Living and Transition Program

Location:  On My Own Office
                  1250 Kirts Blvd Suite 300
                  Troy, MI  48084

"You will leave with the following information: 
  • On My Own support options and cost
  • Roommate matching process
  • Living Expenses
  • Independence skills needed and how to practice
  • Local apartment options
  • Applying for government benefits that may help you afford independent living"
Please register with Rachel Newbill, Independent Living Program Manager, at 248-649-3739 ext. 228 or via email at rachel@onmyownofmi.org by January 24, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Summer Camp Scholarships

The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children is offering an opportunity for Scholarships for summer camp. 

This is an opportunity for students to apply for funding (up to $250) to attend a summer camp in Michigan. These camperships are open to students with an active IEP, in need of financial support, and would otherwise not have an opportunity for a summer camp experience.
Nomination packets must be submitted by March 15, 2019. Notifications will be mailed by April 30, 2019.

Here you will find the link to further instructions and application for the scholarship.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Transition Information Meeting for Families

Let's Talk Transition 
Join us for a day-long workshop to learn about making the transition to adulthood.

9:00AM - 2:30PM 
opens at 8:30AM 
Lunch will be served. 

5505 Corporate Drive, Troy 48098
Morning session with Sandee Koski from Michigan Alliance for Families 
We will provide you with information, resources and tools to start planning for the future. Learn how high school classes and the school environment can help develop important skills and build pre-employment knowledge. 

Afternoon session with Lisa Cook Gordon from Michigan Family Voices 
This workshop will give an overview of Medical Transition, including * Planning and identifying future goals * Objectives and concerns for the future * Barriers to Medical Transition Participants will be provided with medical transition health care skills checklists, coverage options, planning tools and resources

RSVP with Barbara Wright by January 22, 2019
(248) 677-0071 or barbara@michiganallianceforfamilies.org

If it is after the deadline and you haven't registered, please call or email to check the status of the event. 

If you require accommodations or materials in an alternative format, please let us know one week before the workshop.