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Connections That Count

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2016 TE Website Icon MP.jpgIn 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 2020 Schedule 
​Date Time Name/Location
Monday, January 275 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Magic Night, EHS CDLL
Monday, February 35 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Minute2Winit, EHS CDLL
Monday, February 105 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Science Night, EHS Maker Space
Monday, February 175 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Movie Night, EHS CDLL
Monday, February 245 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Choice Night, EHS CDLL
Monday, March 165 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Swimming, SAC
Monday, March 235 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bowling, SAC
Monday, April 65 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Talent Show, SAC
Monday, April 205 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bowling, SAC
Monday, April 275 p.m. to 7 p.m.
End of the year party, TBD

 Connections 2019 Year End Video

 Program Partners

​Thanks for your support!

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 Contact Us

​For more information

Holly Hoffman
Human Development and Family Studies
Central Michigan University
EHS 412R
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859​

 ​989-774-1812 ​​
 gerki1hh@cmich.edu​​​​​​​​​
College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | ehs@cmich.edu | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079