2012 Dove Awards Nomination Form

For 42 years, The Arc of Oakland County has honored individuals, companies, agencies, residential settings, technicians, teachers, employers and volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the lives of people with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities. Awards are presented in several categories at the Annual Dove Awards Presentation and Silent Auction. Each and every nomination that is sent back …

Medicare & Medicaid Dual Eligibility Forum 11/10/11

The Michigan Department of Community Health’s (MDCH) is planning to develop an integrated care system for people who receive services funded by both Medicare and Medicaid programs. What changes are likely to occur? What does this mean for people in Oakland County? Everyone, especially people covered by both Medicare and Medicaid, (often called dual eligibility) is welcome to join Oakland …

Getting My Own Address for People with ASD and Developmental Disabilities Guide

Community Housing Network, Inc. is excited to announce a new resource that is available to families and professionals. The Getting My Own Address for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities guide was developed and produced by Community Housing Network through a generous grant from the Autism Society Oakland County.  Planning housing for the future takes time and collaboration. …

Oakland Schools Transition Conference 11/18/11

The Oakland Schools Transition Network is hosting a Transition Conference on Tuesday, November 18, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083). This event will focus on resources for individuals with behavioral health needs. Feature sessions include: Substance Use Issues & Prevention Planning for Career Getting My Own Address Parent & …

MORC Fresh Food Bank

Dear Friend of MORC, Macomb Oakland Regional Center and Forgotten Harvest have partnered together to develop the MORC Fresh Food program. Forgotten Harvest will bring in 11,000 pounds of mostly perishable food—5,500 to AHO and 5,500 to CTO—every month. Forgotten Harvest provides high quality food for many shelters, emergency food pantries and soup kitchens in the metro area. Meat, poultry, …

Oakland CMHA Wants To Become Involved in Helathcare

The Oakland County Community Mental Health (OCCMHA) is proposing taking $4 million out of its reserve funds to set up a non-profit called the Oakland Integrated Health Network (OIHN). The OIHN will apply to qualify to become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or FQHC “look-alike.” The OIHN will provide physical healthcare services to the people of Oakland County with …

Help The Arc win up to $10,000 through the Great Charity Giveaway!

The Arc of Oakland County is in the running to win up to $10,000 through the Suburban Collection Great Charity Giveaway. VOTING STARTS TODAY 8/10 AND GOES THROUGH 8/24. Voting is easy! All you have to do it login to your Facebook account and go to https://www.facebook.com/SuburbanCollection and click “Vote Now” for The Arc of Oakland County to submit your vote. …

U of M School of Kinesiology is Looking for Participants for a New Study

The Center for Physical Activity and Health in Pediatric Disabilities directed by Dr. Dale Ulrich, in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, is looking for children with and without Down syndrome between the ages of 9-17 years to participate in a physical activity study. They are studying if current ways of measuring physical activity and body fat …

Tom’s Annual Marathon Challenge

Every year, The Arc of Oakland County presents a donation challenge to the agency’s members and friends. After running and raising money for The Arc for 10 years, around Mackinac Island and in the Chicago Marathon 7 times, Tom Kendziorski, The Arc’s $139k Man, has elected to run the Fourth Annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon on October 2, 2011. As …

The Arc’s FINDS Survey Report

In 2010, The Arc conducted a national online survey, called the FINDS Survey, to obtain perceptions of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families on a range of life-span issues. These issues included education, transition, employment, transportation, community living, housing, family joys and concerns, and many more relating to various aspects of living. With more than 5,000 responses, …

Getting My Own Address: A Guide For People Moving Toward More Independent Housing

Community Housing Network & The Autism Society of Oakland County are pleased to present “Getting My Own Address”.  The Guide is for adults receiving mental health services, their families and the people who advocate for and support them. Many of the individuals who contributed to the writing of this guide currently receive services. They understand the many challenges of taking …

Community Homes, Inc. Golf Tournament

Community Homes, Inc. is excited to announce that plans are well underway for its 6th Annual Fall Classic Charity Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2011.  The event, to be held at Fieldstone Golf Club in Auburn Hills, is gaining momentum as sponsors and attendees continue to sign on for this popular event.  Golfers and patrons are invited to …

Spread the Word to End the Word

“Not Acceptable” is a powerful and compelling 30 second television PSA which gives voice to a variety of diverse communities each of whom expresses that it is not acceptable to call them by what were once common words, but are now recognized as offensive slurs. It culminates in actress and self-advocate Lauren Potter from “Glee” stating that it is not …