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

Birth Injury Resources
This is a great resource in Metro Parent.  All activities for people with different needs:
Excellent comprehensive site that walks you through all the aspects of finding a home, roommate, supports needed, funding, etc.
Mobility assessment, walking directions
Options for buying/renting
Bracelets, etc. for medical information
Gentle teaching guidelines for shared homes, etc.  
Lifetime advocacy services
FREE video on Helping young Adults with disabilities reach their hopes and dreams
Cooking step by step with pictures and video
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): 

Direct link to Classic books online: E-library (Many literacy websites for students of all ages): 

Time for Kids (Read nonfiction articles online): 

Guys Read (Motivating boys to read): (Books ,games ,literacy info): 

Behavior Support Interactive Scale

Support Service Procedure - Oakland County