February 16th, 2017, 5 p.m., MORC Auburn Hills Office
May 18th, 2017, 5 p.m., MORC Auburn Hills Office
September 28th, 3 p.m, at MORC Clinton Township Office
December 7th, 5 p.m. at MORC Auburn Hills Office
MORC was pleased to hold a press conference today with Lt. Governor Brian Calley and many advocates to kick off a state wide anti-stigma campaign to help educate the public on the beauty and value that exists in all members of our community, especially those with intellectual disabilities.
The Lieutenant Governor also announced a Go Fund Me account he set up in conjunction with the Arc of Michigan to help fund anti-stigma efforts throughout the State. Information about this effort and ways you can help defeat stigma can be found here.
MORC is pleased to announce our next PERSPECTIVES seminar in partnership with Friendship Circle, entitled, The Benefits of Being Different on February 28th at 7 p.m. at the Farber Center.
Listen to nationally renowned Autism advocate, John Elder Robison lead an inspiring and illuminating discussion on ways to look at disability, difference and giftedness and offer a new paradigm for educators, parents and neurodiverse people.
Robison grew up with Asperger's Syndrome and was undiagnosed until the age of 40. He nevertheless lived an incredible life. A leading voice on autism, he implores audiences to find strengths where others see weaknesses. Through poignant examples from his own life, Robison shows how traits that crippled him as a child actually facilitated some of his greatest accomplishments as an adult. He will also reveal why companies should take an active role in hiring the neurodiverse and navigates the benefits and pitfalls for both employer and employee.
Robison's books Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, and Raising Cubby are the most widely read accounts of life with Asperger's in the world. He has also authored or contributed to over 100 Autism related articles and he has served as an invited lecturer and keynote speaker at conferences and organizations all around the world.
2 CEU credits for social workers are pending. Click here for more information or to register.