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11/28/18

Breaking News » New Resource from Galludet! What is ASL Connect all about? - ASL Connect is intended to be a central resource for learning ASL and about Deaf Studies online, with all content created by Deaf ASL-fluent scholars. We offer ways to learn some basic ASL online to get you started, and then we offer highly engaging and interactive ASL and Deaf Studies courses online.

 

Summer Camp » Camp Quality http://www.campqualityusa.org/ Camp Quality is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a medically- supervised camp experience for children with cancer at no cost to the family. Located in Boyne City, the camp offers year-round programs such as archery, arts and crafts, rock climbing, obstacle courses, and plenty more. While at camp, children foster new friendships, have a chance to try new activities, and get to feel like a kid again.

 

Breaking News » Featured Resource: Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program (For All Michigan Kids!) - GRASP is a Reading and Math correspondence program for children completing grades K-8. There is also an online version for grades 4-8. The program seeks to help students retain skills learned during the past school year by providing review exercises created by curriculum professionals and teachers. GRASP has 9 lessons to be submitted during the summer—one per week or at their own pace to work around other activities, as long as everything is submitted by the deadline. Each lesson reinforces the basic skills typically found in most curricula at that particular grade level. GRASP staff score the lesson and return it to the student with comments. Online students get immediate results. Students who successfully complete at least 7 of 9 lessons by the deadline are awarded a GRASP certificate. A medal is awarded for 9 successfully completed lessons. For more information or to enroll, go to http://grasp.grps.org or call (616) 819-2548.

 

10/25/18

New Math Resources!  Graphing Puppies - How do you get a middle schooler stoked about graphs? One word: puppies!  Home Design-Inspired Activities for Kids - What better way to learn about geometry and other core concepts than designing a room or even a whole home?  10 Enjoyable Math Crafts And Activities For World Maths Day - If your student thinks they’re destined to hate math because they prefer to use the creative side of their brain, give a few of these activities a try.  70 Cool Math Games - If you disguise math as a game (or 70!), kids won’t mind learning arithmetic.  Cooking with Recipes - Kids won’t be able to resist learning about fractions, multiplication and division if their favorite recipe plays a part. This lesson also has customizable, printable worksheets.

 

9/1/18

Breaking News » Which Dyslexia Program is Right For Your Child? - Read about the differences between Barton, Lindamood-Bell LiPS and ABeCeDarian.

 

6/18/18

Autism » Autism Resource Map of Michigan Updated

 

6/10/18

Autism » Articles Added: 15 Behavior Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum, How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities, For Educators: Strategies for Working With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Helping Asperger’s Teens To Survive and Thrive: 15 Key Steps and Creating a Home Atmosphere of Solitude to Help Cope with Adult Autism.

 

ADD/ADHD » Thriving in College with ADHD - A guide to accommodations and modification for students with ADD/ADHD.

 

5/24/18

Breaking News » MI Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission Hosting Community Forums to Gather Feedback on Action Plan - LANSING, Mich. – To gather feedback on a plan to create a lead-free Michigan, a series of public forums are being hosted by the state’s Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission (CLEEC) in May and June. The CLEEC's five-year Action Plan builds upon the work of the former Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board with 51 specific action steps to be taken to benefit the health of Michigan’s children. The action plan places a priority on the prevention of exposure before children are lead poisoned. Federal, state, local and community leaders, healthcare providers, private sector/academic experts, privacy law experts, local health departments, childcare centers and homeowners and tenants are invited to attend any of the forums to provide input on the next steps for implementation. “We are hoping to gather feedback from a wide variety of individuals on how to move forward,” said Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services chief medical executive and CLEEC chair. “The action plan is the state’s guide to a state free of lead exposure and I look forward to seeing the results it brings to fruition.” Forums are being offered: • Thursday, May 31, 3 – 5:30 p.m. and 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Kent County Health Department, 700 Fuller Avenue, Grand Rapids. • Wednesday, June 13, 2:30 – 5 p.m. at the Jackson County Health Department, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson. • Monday, June 25, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Wayne County Community College’s Downtown Campus, 1001 West Fort Street, Detroit. • Wednesday, July 18, 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Health Department, 2600 Lafranier Road, Traverse City. Additional forums may be scheduled in other areas of the state. For a full listing of forums, visit www.Michigan.gov/leadcommission. Download the flyer here (PDF).

 

5/23/18

Learning Disabilities » ChildMind.org - a comprehensive site providing information on mental disorders and learning disabilities

 

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