Education

Blind Advocate partners with U of M

WRITTEN BY Micah Walker For The Press & Guide, published on March 15, 2017 When transferring to a new college, most students spend their first semester learning their way around the campus, becoming familiar with their classes and professors, and making new friends. For Khodr Farhat, his experience was similar, but with one huge difference: he […]

NMC Designs Classes for Adults with Disabilities

Featured on Interlochen Public Radio by David Cassleman. Northwestern Michigan College will soon offer classes specifically aimed at adults with learning challenges and disabilities. The college announced the pilot program earlier this week. The eight courses will cover a variety of lifelong learning topics, including robotics and animal care. “They’re designed just to allow the […]

You’re Invited! Education Commission’s northern Michigan Stop on Jan. 5

YOU’RE INVITED! The Governor’s 21st Century Education Commission Listening Tour – Northern Michigan Stop: Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm Traverse City Central High School 1150 Milliken Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686   AGENDA: 4:00pm Welcome and Introduction of Commissioners 4:15pm Listening Session – Attendees and Commissioners break into small groups to discuss […]

MI DDI Online Survey

Can you help?  The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) is asking individuals to take their quick survey to help plan their work in the next five years.  This plan will be used to apply for federal funding in order to maintain MI-DDI as Michigan’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.  The mission of MI-DDI […]

Sensory Friendly Saturdays

The Autism Alliance of Michigan is teaming up with local museums and attractions to offer sensory friendly experiences for families and individuals on the autism spectrum during the month of April for National Autism Awareness Month. Special events, accommodations, and activities will be offered on the following dates and locations:   April 2nd-10AM-2PM Charles H. […]

Health Dept. Awarded Grant for Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has just been awarded a three year Project AWARE grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This grant will help support the training of a diverse group of adults in Youth Mental Health First Aid. This training will help adults detect and respond to mental health […]

The season’s best gifts for the blind or visually impaired

By: ALIX  HACKETT  Want to make someone smile this holiday season? Assistive technology can be a game-changer for people who are blind or visually impaired, offering ingenious solutions in the classroom, at home or in the workplace. Right now, Perkins Solutions is making it easy to give the gift of accessibility with theirHoliday Gift Guide, […]

Disability Issues Take the Lead in Record-Setting Years for Civil Rights Complaints

By Christina Samuels Disability issues made up close to half of the complaints received by the U.S  Department of Education’s office for civil rights over fiscal years 2013 and 2014, far outpacing the next highest category for complaints, which was sex discrimination. The figures come from a recently-released report from the civil rights office that was submitted to […]