TRANSITIONS TO ADULTHOOD
Often as a parent of a child with special needs, we can feel alone and don’t know where to look for help. We start googling and aren’t sure that what we see is going to work out for our family's needs. The RCS PAC continually collects and shares resources that have helped us. Here are some resources which we have found helpful in advocating for our children. We hope they make this sometimes daunting task a little less chaotic for you too.
A nonprofit organization providing housing and housing resources for people with disabilities.
Providing community-based services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, seniors and those with chronic illness, that are living in the greater metropolitan area.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Develops customized workforce solutions for businesses and individuals with disabilities.
Macomb Oakland Regional Center
Coordinates long-term supports for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and the elderly in Southeast Michigan.
Accessible Chef is a collection of free visual recipes and other resources to help teach cooking skills to individuals with disabilities at home
Michigan Merit Curriculum- High School Graduation Requirements
This document is intended to provide general guidance. Due to the complexity of the law, policies and guidance will continue to evolve. For specific information regarding the law, please refer to MCL 380.1278a and MCL 380.1278b.
Michigan Department of Education - Michigan Merit Curriculum
The Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) is not a curriculum in the traditional sense - it is legislation that specifies all students awarded a diploma have demonstrated proficiency with the content outlined by the state academic standards, benchmarks or guidelines.
College Planning Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities
Information on disclosing disability status, getting accommodations, legal rights of disabled students, Assistive Technology to support disabled students, and scholarships for disabled students
Moving From High School To College Accommodations: Changes in Vocabulary and Expectations
Information on transitioning to college, differences in vocabulary, and how and where colleges are included under the law for section 504
Your driving skills will be evaluated by one of our Occupational Therapists, Certified Driving Instructors and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists who have been board certified by Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED).
They can install a passenger side brake for practicing at home with students or when they have their permit.
Ask for Rachel, who has experience working with young adults and adults with disabilities.