Annual Meeting & 2011-2012 Board of Directors Election

The 2011 Annual Meeting and Election of the Board of Directors will take place on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wing Lake Developmental Center, 6490 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Slate of Candidates    

2011 Dove Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2011 Dove Award recipients! JANET and PAUL MacCORMACK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Michael Vincent, Director of Training, Macomb Oakland Regional Center, Inc. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Leslie Hunt, Instructional Aide, Kingsley Montgomery School, Waterford School District PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD Lena Griffin, Home of Your Own Supervisor, Ridgeside Program for JARC PRESIDENT'S AWARD Elizabeth Kelly, Director of Marketing and Executive …

A Celebration of Michigan’s Freedom from Institutions

Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:30 p.m.— 4:00 p.m. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center 55 South Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824 Please save the Afternoon of March 24th to come to Lansing to join in and help us celebrate this accomplishment, FINALLY! Amidst uncertainty and challenges, we must take the time and the effort to recognize and memorialize this momentous …

P.E.P. Center Benefit

The Personal Enrichment Program (P.E.P.) Center is hosting a 1 Year Anniversary Benefit Open House to introduce them to the community and also serve to help support the many programs they offer to children and adults with special needs. best buy software Sunday, March 13, 2011 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the P.EP. Center, 29721 Six Mile, Livonia, MI …

Oakland Schools Transition Trainings

Join in an opportunity for students and families to hear from and connect with agencies and community partners important in transition planning. Learn valuable resources for moving into adult life. There are four opportunities to attend. downloading software March 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Southfield Public Library March 10, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Clarkston Community Education Center March 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. …

2011 Dove Award Nominations

The 2011 Dove Award Nomination Form is now available on The Arc of Oakland County's website at https://thearcoakland.org/events-fundraising/dove-awards/. The deadline for all nominations is Friday, February 11, 2011. cheap software downloads Awards are presented in 13 categories together with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Over twelve hundred nomination forms are sent out to professionals, families, members and friends of The Arc …

OCCMHA General Fund Dollars Survery

Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA) is seeking your input on how to best use the shrinking pot of General Fund dollars to support persons in our community.  They are asking that you please take a moment to provide your input through their online survery. The results will be used to help set future OCCMHA goals and priorities. computer …

Free Nutrition Seminar for Children with Special Needs

The Rochester Parent Advisory Committee is sponsorsing a free seminar on Nutrition for children with special needs. The training will focus on making connections between food and your mood and Gluten-free diets and will be presented by Registered Dietitians. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm Rochester Community Schools Administration Building Harrison Room 501 W. University, Rochester 48307 microsoft antivirus …

Oakland Schools Parent Learning Opportunity

You are invited to attend a FREE Parent Learning Opportunity. Session 1: All things high school Are you interested in learning more about high school? This learning opportunity will explore the scope of high school and considerations for a student with an IEP. The components related to high school will include: Graduation requirements Michigan Merit Curriculum Personal Curriculum Career Focused …

The Arc on WJR

News/Talk 760 WJR recently started a new feature entitled “Breaking The Cycle”. Hosted by WJR President and General Manager Mike Fezzey, this feature is designed to share and celebrate success stories of individuals and businesses in our region. essay writers “We need to break the cycle of being our own worst enemy and thinking less of ourselves,” says Fezzey. “We need people …

"After We're Gone" Training Sessions

After We’re Gone is a series of four trainings geared towards aging parents who have adult sons or daughters with developmental disabilities still living at home.  The trainings will provide the users with the information and tools they need to both plan for their own futures as well as assist their adult sons and daughters to plan for their lives.  The …

Online Fundraising Challenge!

We are pleased and eager to announce that we have a new website that is now LIVE! It is user-friendly and full of important information regarding the disability community and our services. In honor of our new website and our committed dedication to helping individuals in the community with disabilities, we are starting an ONLINE FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE! Please check out …

Special Education IEP "101" Training

Join The Arc of Oakland County to learn more about the IEP process and procedures. The Arc’s staff attorneys, Tom Kendziorski and Katie Winkler, will be presenting informative material and insight that you don’t want to miss! Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m. At the Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois Rd., Troy, MI 48083 Room #305 What you can …

Michigan is Institution Free

As of December 1, 2010, Michigan is Institution Free for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and has No One Living in a Public or Private ICF/MR. Michigan is the largest state (population over 10,000,000) to have accomplished either task! And one of only two states to have accomplished both! While we recognize that we have much yet to do, a moment to …

Gorman's Raises Money for The Arc

Gorman’s Home Furnishings and Interior Design will once again raise money for The Arc of Oakland County through its Stressless® Recliners by Ekornes® event. During the community initiative, shoppers are invited to donate a minimum of $50 to The Arc of Oakland County when making a purchase of a Stressless® recliner for a $200 discount at any of Gorman’s four stores …