Resources

Helpful Information and Websites for Families

Empowerd By Them is a creative blog written by a post secondary teacher, Karen, who works in a high school transition program for students ages 18 - 22. Her program focuses on life skills ,social skills, community awareness and job skills much like Troy Center. She creates many of her own tools and also post other great resources for parents and teachers! We have enjoyed implementing some of her work in our classrooms.

Empowered by Them

Community Resources for People with Disabilities

https://www.childbirthinjuries.com/resources/

Birth Injury Resources

http://www.metroparent.com/daily/parenting/special-needs-resources/resources-and-programs-for-adults-with-special-needs/
This is a great resource in Metro Parent.  All activities for people with different needs:

www.communityhousingnetwork.org/GMOA
Excellent comprehensive site that walks you through all the aspects of finding a home, roommate, supports needed, funding, etc.

www.walkscore.com
Mobility assessment, walking directions 

www.ourfamilyplace.com
Options for buying/renting

www.medicalalert.org
Bracelets, etc. for medical information
 

www.communityhousingnetwork.org

www.michigan.gov/dhs

http://gentelteachingsharevision.ca/default.aspx
Gentle teaching guidelines for shared homes, etc.

http://thearcoakland.org  
Lifetime advocacy services

www.vimeo.com/9602485
FREE video on Helping young Adults with disabilities reach their hopes and dreams

www.visualrecipes.com
Cooking step by step with pictures and video

www.onetonline.org
O*NetOnLine for occupational relevancy searching, specific skills sets, information seeking etc.

Helpful GED Preparation Websites

Literacy Websites for Families

Library of Congress (Many resources for families. Some books online, including classics): http://www.read.gov/ 

Direct link to Classic books online: http://www.read.gov/books/ 

Michigan.gov E-library (Many literacy websites for students of all ages): http://mel.org/index.php?P=SPT--BrowseResourcesKids&ParentId=843 

Time for Kids (Read nonfiction articles online): http://www.timeforkids.com/ 

Guys Read (Motivating boys to read): http://www.guysread.com/ 

Scholastic.com (Books ,games ,literacy info): http://www.scholastic.com/home/ 

Behavior Support Interactive Scale

Support Service Procedure - Oakland County