March Events

Apple iOS Intermediate Workshop

  • March 18 to 20 from 9 - 11AM each day
  • This is the second part in a three-part online series of workshops on implementing Apple iOS accessibility features in the educational environment.
  • Learn more on the event page.

CANCELLED - Family Matters Game Night

CANCELLED - Family Matters! 2020

Family Nature Club: Forest Frenzy

  • March 21 to 22 at Camp Tuhsmeheta
  • This fun event willl feauture hikes, learning about forest animals anf their tracks, and examining animal pelts.
  • Visit the event page for more details.

The Role of the Family in the IEP Process

  • Wednesday, March 25 from 8 - 9PM
  • Navigating the IEP process can be very daunting, to say the least. Practical tips and strategies on how to ensure the needs of your child and family will be shared.
  • Register today.

MAF Free Webinar: Behavior is Communication

  • Thursday, March 26 from 12 - 1PM
  • This webinar can help determine what a child is saying with their behavior and how to substitute a more acceptable way to communicate that message.
  • Visit this webpage to register. One easy registration signs you up for all of the sessions.

April Events

Live With LIO: Neurological Visual Impairment

  • Tuesday, April 14 from 12 - 12:40PM
  • Join BVI Consultant Johanna Brutvan as she answers questions about providing classroom accommodations for students in Phase I, II, or III of cortical visual impairment.
  • Visit the event page to learn more.

Family Nature Club: Earth Explorations

  • April 18 to 19 at Camp Tuhsmeheta
  • Explore and appreciate the fascinating planet we call home. This weekend event will offer a visit from a traveling zoo as well as outdoor recreation activities, cooking, and a campfire.

May Events

 Early Childhood Conference of the Counsel for Exceptional Children Annual Conference

  • Friday, May 1 from 7:30am - 4:00pm in Mount Pleasant, MI
  • The theme this year is 'Meeting the Needs of ALL Learners'.
  • The goal is to provide families, practitioners, and faculty in higher education with a variety of meaningful sessions and dynamic presentations that encourage continuity of strategies and richness of skills for meeting the needs of all children and students.
  • Learn more information on their website.

Sports Education Camp

  • May 3 to 5 Junior Camp (ages 9-12); May 6 to 9 Senior Camp (ages 13-18)
  • This camp teaches basic skills and sports adaptations. Activities such as swimming, soccer, wrestling, Goalball, hockey, track and field, and cycling, and more will be taught! They work with athletes at their skill level to help them become better athletes.
  • For more information, to sign up a student, or to volunteer, visit their website.

Live With LIO: Assistive Technology

  • Tuesday, May 12 from 12 - 12:40PM
  • Join MDE-LIO staff to discuss and ask questions about assistive technology for students who are BVI.
  • Learn more by visiting the event page.

Family Nature Club: Gardening

  • Saturday, May 16
  • Get your hands dirty at this one-day event. Learn about gardening, recycling, and nutrition, and try your hand at juicing fruits and veggies!

June Events

Live With LIO: Q&A Session

  • Tuesday, June 9 from 12 - 12:40PM
  • Join MDE-LIO staff for an open question-and-answer session on topics specific to supporting students who are BVI or DHH.
  • For more information, visit the event page.

Adventure Camp: Wild Survivors

  • June 28-30
  • Participants ages 13-18 will engage in outdoor cooking, overnight camping, and hiking during this three-day, two-night camp.

CANCELLED - Midwest Transition Institute 2020

July Events

USHangouts at USH2020

  • July 10-11 in Austin, Texas
  • USHangouts is an opportunity for youth with Usher syndrome and their siblings (birth-17 years) to make face-to-face connections with their peers at the annual USH Connections Conference. There are programs designed specifically for three age groups.
  • Counselor opportunities are available for adults with Usher syndrome (ages 18-21).
  • Space is limited, so register today.

A Blast from the Past

  • July 26-28
  • Participants ages 7-12 will step back in time while swimming, crafting, and hiking at Camp T.

August Events

Camp T Alumni Reunion Picnic

  • August 15
  • Are you a former camper or employee of Camp T? Don't miss out on the 2020 alumni picnic. Spend some time catching up with old friends while reminiscing.