June 7 – “Evaluation and Eligibility” w/Sandee Koski. FREE  12pm – 2pm. sign-in and light lunch at 11:30am. Children Specialty Center, Rooms 2004/2005, 3950 Beaubien, Detroit, 48201. RSVP by 6-1-17. Call Barbara Wright at 313-557-8780 or online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp
June 12
– Board Meeting @ The Arc NW office.  Note change of date. 6:00pm.
June 23The Arc Michigan Disability Policy Seminar. Lansing. 8am – 3pm. $100.
To register: https://arcmi.org/event/dps/

July 18 – Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Virtual Experience 1751 Radcliff, Garden City, MI. 48135 Room 280  2:00 – 4:00pm.   *CEU’s  Offered With Training  During this hands-on experience, participants’ senses are altered to mimic those of someone with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s and they are asked to complete simple everyday activities.  This enables participants to experience the disorientation and confusion experienced by those with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, increasing empathy and understanding of why those they care for may act in unusual or unexpected ways.  CEUs for Social Workers will be available. Register by using the link above to the CLS Training Portal.

July 27, 2017 – July 30, 2017 –  Poker/Millionaire Parties Krazy Kopz Vision Lanes, 38250 Ford Road, Westland, MI 48185.  Thurs/Fri from 11am-6pm, Sat/Sun from 6:30pm-2am

Volunteers for The Arc NW’s Athletic Program arrange and direct poker/millionaire parties that raise funds to support our athletes by purchasing uniforms, practice venues, tournament fees, and more. Please help us raise funds by volunteering. Email Pat Zagar (pzagar3@gmail.com) with your availability. You don’t have to commit to the entire shift – partial shift volunteers are also welcome.

July 27, 2017 –  Subject: Self Determination 101 Trainings July 27 and August 3
Available upcoming Self Determination 101 training dates:

July 27, 2017 – Self Determination 101 at MACMHB in Lansing
August 3 – Self-Determination 101 For People with Serious Mental Illness at MACMHB in Lansing
Register online at https://www.macmhb.org/self-determination or by fax or mail.
Special rates for MACMHB members.
Space is limited to 60 participants for this training.
There are no continuing education credits available for this training.
Anne Wilson, Training & Meeting Planner
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
426 S. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI  48933
(517) 374-6848 phone
(517) 374-1053 fax

August 1, 2017  –  Dementia Assessment and Next Step  1751 Radcliff, Garden City, MI. 48135
Room 280  2:00 – 4:00pm.
Dementia in those with developmental disabilities may not look like what you expect. Come learn the common changes that may indicate dementia in those with developmental disabilities, when and how to do an assessment for possible dementia, what to look/advocate for in a diagnostic process, and how care should change as the disease progresses.  This presentation includes information on adjusting goals to accommodate expected declines and behavior changes. This is a 3-hour presentation; starting at 1:00 pm. CEUs for Social Workers will be available.  Register by using the link above to the CLS Training Portal.

****  NOTE   ****

Special Olympics just sent out a correction for the date of Fall Games which are now Sept 29 – Oct 1st.

In our newsletter we had the date as Sept 22-24.
The next Arc NW Board Meeting will be September 12.