Thursdays, October 8 - December 3, 2015

Fall Lunchtime Webinars

Location: Online, 12-1pm
Register:  Click HERE.
Registration Fee:  FREE
Presented By: Michigan Alliance for Families
More information:
 Click HERE​.  Join us for a series of FREE webinars for parents, caregivers, and educators. 

  • ​October 8:  Suspensions and Expulsions: Things You Need to Know About the Process and the Protections.
  • October 22:  What is a State Complaint? Learn about the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of This Procedural Safeguard.
  • October 29:  Notice: What You Need to Know, including: When it is Required, Prior Written Notice, Notice of Provision of Service, and Notice vs. Notify.
  • November 5:  Understanding the Basics of Early On Law.
  • November 12:  The Basics of Post Secondary Transition Law.
  • November 19:  What is Section 504? Does My Child Need On​e?
  • December 3:  What is Surrogate Parenting? Learn the Who, What, When, and How.

Mon., November 16 - Fri., December 18, 2015
Braille Letter From Santa

Location: ​Online; deadline for letter requests is December 18, 2015.
Presented By: National Federation of the Blind​
More information:
 Click HERE. The National Federation of the Blind is helping to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind children this Christmas season. Parents of children under the age of ten, may visit our website to fill out a Santa Braille Letter Request Form​. Beginning November 30, the Braille letters from Santa will start going out to blind children across the country.  The letter will also be accompanied by a print copy, as well as some other fun Christmas activities. ​​

Fri. December 11, 2015
Annual Detroit Metro Tri-County Swap Meet

Location: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD)
Register:  Click HERE. Registration deadline is December 4, 2015.
Presented By: MISD
More information:
 Click HERE. ILS Team will present great ideas on how to incorporate independent living skills into your lessons, to help your students develop independent living skills.  ​


Sat., February 6, 2016
DB Central Family Fun Day at Challenge Mountain

Location: Boyne City, MI
Register:  Click HERE

More information:
 Click HERE​.  Challenge Mountain has offered to create a ski experience for you and your family. Necessary adaptive equipment and trained volunteers will be available to offer a fun day in the snow and a safe, but thrilling opportunity to ski; regardless of ability. Don't miss this opportunity to provide your child with a rare, accessible recreational experience! Watch last year's video HERE.​​​

Sat., February 20, 2016

DB Central Post-Secondary Transition Panel

Location: CMU, 12:30 - 3:30pm
Register:  Click HERE​. Registration deadline is January 25, 2016 (hotel reservation deadline is January 5, 2016).

More information:
 Click HERE​​​. Hear from professionals, family members, and people who are DeafBlind regarding their experiences with post-secondary transition. More details coming soon.

Sun. - Sat., July 10-16, 2016
3rd Annual DeafBlind Cruise - We're going to Alaska!

Location: Alaska
Register:  Click HERE.
Registration Fee:  $1,236 per person (based on a double occupancy room).  $350 check deposit ​per person reserves your Stateroom. Cruise fare must be paid in-full by March 15, 2016 ($75 cancellation fee).  Prices include Stateroom, most meals and beverages, on-board enertainment and one DBC 2016 brailed t-shirt.
Presented By:  DNA Travels (Video Phone: 916.243.0936; Voice & Text: 808.557.1434;  Address: 17761 69th Place N. Maple Grove, MN  55311)
More information:
 Click HERE. Alaska cruise for deafblind, deaf, families and friends, for eight days and seven nights of fun and adventure!  Depart Seattle, WA on Sun., July 10; return to Seattle, WA on Sun. July 17, 2016. Princess Cruises - The Ruby Princess Ship. Seattle, Ketchikan, Tracy Arm FJord, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria, B.C.  Alaska - The Final Frontier, we want to share the beauty and adventure with the deafblind community, their families and friends. 



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