In 2002, Joan Hogan, Counseling and Special Education faculty member at Central Michigan University along with eight CMU student volunteers, helped one family in need recover after a severe automobile accident. The family, a mother, father and six children, one with special needs, received help from the students with day-to-day needs as they healed. “After working with the family for 21 weeks,” Hogan says, “one student asked, ‘What are we going to do next?’ and it’s never stopped.”
Connections That Count is a service-learning group that provides support to individuals with disabilities and their families.
Through activities, Connections That Count (CTC) offers individuals mentorship and aids in socialization skills through fun activities including bowling, dancing, karaoke, singing and swimming. In 2018, the torch to lead
CTC was passed to Holly Hoffman, CEHS faculty member in the Human Development and Family Studies program. The College of Education and Human Services support CTC by providing dedicated mentors, administrative staff and activities accommodations.
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Spring 2019 Schedule
Tuesday, February 5||5 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Morey Courts|
Tuesday, February 12||5 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Valentine's Dance/SAC|
Tuesday, February 19||5 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Swimming/SAC|
Tuesday, March 12||5 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Pizza & Paint/SAC NIRSA|
Tuesday, March 19||5 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Cooking Night/SAC NIRSA|
Tuesday, April 2||5 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Bowling/SAC NIRSA|
5-6, Alley 6-7
Tuesday, April 9||5 p.m. to 7 p.m.||Minute to Win it Game Night/SAC NIRSA 5-7|
Tuesday, April 30||6 p.m. to 9 p.m.||Celebration Dinner/University Center Rotunda|