Resources Available for Avondale Parents
As the parent of a student, we understand that you're busy trying to stay on top of everything including bus routes, registration forms, lunch menus, and more. That's why we've created this one-stop spot for helpful resources and information available to you within Avondale School District. Below you’ll find resources to help you and your student have a happy and successful educational journey with Avondale – bus routes & lunch menus, Busy Bee Before/After School Care, Friends of Different Learners, Avondale Youth Assistance, and various additional resources in the areas of special needs and youth assistance. Whatever you need, you can find the necessary information here. If you don't see what you're looking for, please feel free to reach out to us for assistance!
Busy Bee Before/After School Care
Avondale School District understands the importance of having a trustworthy, safe, and friendly environment for your child before and after school hours. Our Busy Bee Before/After School Care program provides just that for your school-age child. Busy Bee gives children the chance to participate in activities that encourage social, physical, and intellectual growth, while being cared for before and after school. We also provide a Summer Camp with themed activities each week. Our Busy Bee program is licensed by the State of Michigan and follows our District Calendar in terms of open/close dates and hours of operation. To learn more about the program, use the link below to visit our Busy Bee Before/After School Care page.Learn More
Friends of Different Learners
Friends of Different Learners is a wonderful resource for parents of children who have a special need, from preschool through adulthood. This is a safe and judgement-free group that provides parents with the opportunity to share concerns about their child’s special challenges, gather useful information, learn about local and national resources to help support their child’s growth, and connect with other parents for acceptance, advice and guidance.
Avondale Youth Assistance
Avondale Youth Assistance (AYA) is a non-profit community service organization that is committed to strengthening our community's youth and families, and helping to reduce the incidence of juvenile delinquency, child neglect, and abuse. The AYA mission is achieved through partnerships between the Avondale School District, local municipalities, and the Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division, who provides caseworkers to offer counseling services to children and families within Avondale.
AYA provides a wide range of programs and services to community youth and their families, including mentoring programs, recognition programs to honor positive personal achievements, after-school and summer programs, scholarships, and more. For Avondale youth and their families, AYA also provides services like drug test kits, mentor program brochures and videos, financial assistance information, suicide prevention tips, community resources and more.
To learn more, see the youth assistance resources available at the bottom of this page.
Additional Information & Resources
We hope to provide our Avondale parents with as many resources as possible - both within the Avondale School District and within our community. See below for a variety of resources covering a wide-range of topics such as academics, bullying, making friends, anxiety, sensory overload, emotional challenges, physical challenges, and more. If you don’t see the resource you need, please feel free to contact us for assistance.
Special Needs Resources
- Friends of Different Learners
- Children’s Special Health Care Services
- Down Syndrome Guild of Michigan
- Easter Seals of Michigan
- Friendship Circle of Michigan
- Jack’s Place for Autism
- Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Inc (MORC)
- Michigan Alliance for Families
- Michigan Dyslexia Institute
- Oakland County Community Mental Health
- Play-Place for Autistic Children
- Rochester Area Recreation Authority
- The ARC of Oakland County
Youth Assistance Resources
Additional Forms & Resources