Thu, May 25|
Work and Play Cafe
Kid Power Pizza Party Sibling Social Night
Intro night full of music, dancing, games and pizza! This night is for just siblings aged 8(ish)-12.
Time & Location
May 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Work and Play Cafe, 444 N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA
About the event
We will start the actual "KidPower" program in the fall. These outings give our siblings the opportunity to connect with other siblings of the same age. These connections and friendships are very important! They are just as important as our parent connections and the connections of our children / loved ones with developmental disabilities. We will try to do at least two more nights for the siblings during the summer. Parents will also have the opportunity to recieve a copy of the slides from the virtual information night as well as meet Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle in person.
What is KidPower? KidPower, by Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle, is a sibling support program that addresses and focuses on their needs. KidPower empowers SIBLINGS of persons with developmental disabilities.
About Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle:
Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle, sister to a person on the autism spectrum, has served on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and is currently a panelist on the National Quality Forum for Person Centered Planning (PCP) and Practices and was executive director of the Autism Society of Michigan from 1994-2006. Dr. Burton-Hoyle has developed both graduate and undergraduate programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders at Eastern Michigan University. Burton-Hoyle worked to enact into Michigan’s Mental Health Code a statute which mandates PCP for eligible recipients with a developmental disability and/or mental illness. Additionally, she has developed curriculum and trainings in ASD, challenging behaviors, and PCP for educators and mental health professionals in developmental disabilities throughout the nation in all of these areas.