Linking Information About Learning Disabilities: A Two-Day Virtual Conference

LDA of Michigan is partnering with LDA of New Jersey for a two-day virtual conference for parents, administrators, educators, advocates, professionals (lawyers, doctors, psychologists, etc.), students (14+, college, and graduate), and others who want to learn more about Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and related disorders. It’s truly a conference for all!

Don’t worry if you can’t join us for all day Friday and Saturday. Most sessions will be recorded and you can watch them until October 31 – all through LD Awareness Month!

Linking Information about Learning Disabilities features 12 keynote speakers and 52 breakout sessions!

Topics include: dyslexia, executive functions, self-advocacy, IEPs, assistive technology, evaluation, social skills, transition, trauma-informed practices, reading instruction, disability supports at work and/or in college, and MORE!

Michigan teachers: you can earn 10 SCECHs for FREE! Register today!

Download schedules for each day and/or the full conference brochure with session descriptions!


Learn more about the sessions and speakers and follow the event updates at the Event Page on Facebook.

Special thanks to The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) for their expertise in organizing this virtual conference!

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Alternatives to Guardianship (Monroe County)

in collaboration with PAC and MI Alliance for Families

Presenter: Dohn Hoyle

Childcare Available!

Community Resources informational booths from 5:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the presentation:

  • Monroe County Community College
  • MCISD Transition Center
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)
  • Goodwill CHS Group, LLC
  • Monroe Community Mental Health Authority
  • Comprehensive Services for the Developmentally Disabled (CSDD)
  • ARC of Monroe Salvation Army

Free Workshop! Click here for the flyer.


Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination (Saginaw)

This workshop is for families whose child has a developmental disability, as well as service providers working with students and their families.

This workshop covers:

  • Guardianship from a historical perspective
  • Strangers as guardians and alternatives
  • How can I advocate for my adult child?
  • What are alternatives to guardianship?
  • What is power of attorney?
  • How can medical and financial decisions be handled?
  • How can we best support students as they transition to adulthood?

Presenter: Dohn Hoyle, The Arc Michigan

All workshops are free and open to the public through Michigan Alliance for Families. Click here for the flyer for this workshop.

Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent-Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For more on MAF, visit their website at

Click here to register online.

Transition: Planning for High School and Beyond (Walled Lake)

This workshop is for families of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the team members who work with them. We will provide you with information, resources and tools to start planning now for the future.

This workshop will provide basic information for parents to help young adults plan for a successful transition to adulthood, including rights and responsibilities. Learn how high school classes and the school environment can help develop important skills and build pre-employment knowledge.

Presenter:  Sandee Koski 

Who should attend? Families of middle school and high school aged students with a disability/learning challenges, school staff, community members, and organizations.

Webinar: Nuts and Bolts of College Preparation (Learning Ally)

Know Before You Go…

The Nuts and Bolts of College Preparation for Students with Learning Issues

 Before a student graduates from high school, they have a lot of important decisions to make.  One of those decisions is further education.
Join us as Educational Planner Sandy Furth helps us prepare for this new and exciting time.


Preparing for Tomorrow Transition Conference

High school juniors and seniors receiving special education services – plus their parents and teachers – are invited to the annual Preparing for Tomorrow conference on Nov. 2. in Ann Arbor.

  • Preparing for College
  • Accessing Accommodations
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Finding a Job
  • Study Skills
  • and MORE!

The event is free and provides a unique opportunity for local students who have disabilities that can impact their ability to attend college to learn how to maximize their chances of successfully earning a college degree.

Preparing for Tomorrow is sponsored by WCC, Ann Arbor Academy, the Washtenaw Learning Disabilities Association and the Washtenaw Community Transitions Council. Breakfast will be provided, and students should bring or be prepared to purchase their own lunch.

Email with any questions. Students and other attendees must register online at by Oct. 31.