Workshop: Rethinking Guardianship- Facilitating Lifelong Self-Determination

  How can we support a student’s transition into adulthood without taking away their rights? We’re pleased to present “Rethinking Guardianship- Facilitating Lifelong Self Determination” with Dohn Hoyle several times this year. Register today to join us on October 29th, 6-8pm You can read a little more about our presenter here:  https://domemagazine.com/tw100617/ Please forward this to […]

Four Part IEP Course Added- Michigan Alliance for Families

Parents, You are invited to virtually attend an IEP course that we will offer in September/ October.   This course is only for parents/ family members of a child who is currently receiving special education services and has a current IEP.   By signing up you will be committing to attend and participate in all […]

MDE OSE Webinar on September 14

In effort to promote family-school collaborations and provide a common and consistent understanding between parents, families, advocates, school districts, and intermediate school districts, the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education will host a webinar on September 14th, 1pm to 2:30pm.   MDE OSE will discuss the recently released guidance, titled Return to Learn […]

Social Security Administration Information on Service During the Pandemic

The Social Security Administration is providing the following information about accessing services during the pandemic: The Social Security Administration is committed to providing uninterrupted benefits and vital services the public relies on, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic. The public can speak with a representative by calling (800) 772-1213 or their local Social Security office. Local […]

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY WEBINARS

As we continue to navigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan Alliance for Families is offering a series of webinars for parents preparing for the new school year.   Our Parent Mentors will answer the questions we’re hearing most often. Webinars start at noon and will be recorded.   August 13 – Planning for […]

Guardianship in the Time of COVID-19: FAQ for Guardians and Others

During the COVID-19 pandemic, guardians for older adults and adults with disabilities may have questions about fulfilling their duties and staying connected to people they represent. Guardianship experts, including the National Guardianship Association, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, and the National Center for State Courts, have created a FAQ document with answers, actionable tips, and links to key resources. This resource […]

How do I get my COVID-19 economic impact payment?

Date: April 20, 2020 The Treasury Department has launched a new web tool allowing quick registrations for Economic Impact Payments. Treasury, not Social Security, will make these payments. Please see guidance below. Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who do not have qualifying children under age 17: You […]

In times of pandemic, make sure everyone has access to care – Sherri Boyd

Hospitals, other health care providers and governing bodies must respect the civil rights of all citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes citizens with disabilities, especially in regard to access to health care.   The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a bulletin to health […]