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Avondale Special Parents

Friends of Different Learners

... is for parents of children from preschool age through adulthood who have a special need. We are a safe and judgment-free group providing opportunity for parents to share concerns about their child's special challenges; gather useful information; learn about local and national resources that may help them as they support their child's growth; and mostly, connect with other parents for acceptance, advice and guidance.

Parent holding child's hand
Together we can share ideas and advocate for our children who may be struggling with:
Academics
Bullying
Feeling different or out of place
Making friends
Anxiety
Sensory overload
Emotional challenges
Physical challenges
and so much more ...


Newsletter


Read the Friends of Different Learners Newsletters


September 21, 2018 - click here
December 12, 2018 - click here


Calendar
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Please check back for our
2019-2020 School Year
Event Dates!




Sign up to receive the Michigan Alliance for Families 
Monthly Newsletter here.
Friends of Different Learners
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Bloomfield Township Public Library
Bloomfield Township
Public Library
has many events and activities
designed for special learners.


Click here to visit the Special Needs page on the 
Bloomfield Township Public Library web site.

Parent Resources


Children's Special Health Care Services - Oakland County
https://www.oakgov.com/health/services/Pages/CSHCS.aspx

Down's Syndrome Guild of Michigan
http://www.dsgsemi.org/


Friendship Circle of Michigan
http://www.friendshipcircle.org/


Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Inc. (MORC)
http://morcinc.org/PDF/RespiteServicesBrochure.pdf

Michigan Dyslexia Institute
http://www.dyslexia.net/

Oakland County Community Mental Health
https://www.occmha.org/

Play-Place for Autistic Children
http://www.autisticplayplace.org/

Rochester Area Recreation Authority (RARA)
http://www.rararecreation.org/Special-Needs-Recreation/SCAMP

The ARC of Oakland County

*If you would like to share website resources with our families, please contact Annette McAvoy, Avondale School District Communications at annette.mcavoy@avondale.k12.mi.us. Your suggestion will be vetted before being added to this site. 

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