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People First

Self-Advocacy Group

 

Meets monthly at Services To Enhance Potential, 4700 Beaufait, Detroit.

People First of Wayne County was formed to educate persons with intellectual impairments and other developmental disabilities on self-advocacy.  Currently the group has 50 members, making it one of the largest self-advocacy groups in Michigan.  This year, Greta Joshua and her sister Dr. Alexa Joshua, represented citizens with disabilities from Wayne County during their visit in Washington D.C., where they spoke to Congressman Gary Peters and other congressional staff regarding issues of concern for persons with disabilities and their families. 


Education

Information, mentoring, networking, advocacy

 

Working with the Michigan Alliance for Families, we offer a comprehensive information and referrals on all disability and education issues involving children and young adults from birth to age 26.  Services include one-on-one support, assistance in developing sound Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), assisting a student as they transition from school to work or community, encourage the use of Positive behavioral supports, protect the educational rights and responsibilities of the student  outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and provide families compassionate and expert support in protecting the integrity of Special Education services.


Parenting

Support, Workshops, Information

 

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Social

Recreation, Get-Togethers, Groups

 

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