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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:
Feeling different or out of place
Making friends
Sensory overload
Emotional challenges
Physical challenges
and so much more ...


all events at
Avondale Meadows Learning Center
1435 W. Auburn Road
Rochester Hills, 48309

Coffee with Special Education Staff
(emphasis elementary level)
September 21, 2017  / 6:30 - 8pm and 9 - 10:30am

(helping siblings of students with disabilities)
October 19, 2017  /  6:30 - 8pm

Coffee with Special Education Staff
(emphasis middle school)
November 16, 2017  /  6:30 - 8pm

Transition Services and SKILL Program
January 25, 2018  6:30 - 8pm

Coffee with Special Education Staff
(emphasis high school)
February 15, 2018  6:30 - 8pm and 9 - 10:30am

Special Olympics Opportunities
March 15, 2018  6:30 - 8pm

Summer Opportunities
(for students with disabilities)
April 19, 2018  6:30 - 8pm

Coffee with Special Education
May 17, 2018  6:30 - 8pm and 9 - 10:30am
Friends of Different Learners
Many events coming up

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Bloomfield Township Public Library
Bloomfield Township
Public Library
has many events and activities
designed for special learners.

Recognizing Anxiety in Your Children
presented by Kaela Wright, MS, LLP
October 2 at 7:00 pm
Learn more here.

Special Needs Family Fun Morning 

November 5 10:30 - 11:30 am
Learn more here.

SENSEational Story Time
October 14 at11:00 am
November 18th at 11:00 am
Learn more here.

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

Down's Syndrome Guild of Michigan

Friendship Circle of Michigan

Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Inc. (MORC)

Michigan Dyslexia Institute

Oakland County Community Mental Health

Play-Place for Autistic Children

Rochester Area Recreation Authority (RARA)

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 Your suggestion will be vetted before being added to this site. 
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