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On My Own Independence Prep

January 14, 2022 All day

High school students with developmental disabilities in metro Detroit now have a chance to safely try out independent living during the school year.

After nearly two years of intensive planning and preparation, we’re thrilled to launch Independence Prep, an overnight immersive independent living experience for high school students with developmental disabilities.

Our first session of Independence Prep will be held this Fall, with enrollment ending September 17th.

Each session consists of three parts:

  • an orientation session for students + families the evening of Thursday, September 23rd designed to help you get comfortable with and prepare for your weekend away held at the On My Own of Michigan office in Troy, Michigan
  • an all-inclusive two-night independent living experience for students the weekend of Friday, October 8th through Sunday, October 10th
    designed to help students build social connections and independent living skills in a safe, supported and fun environment held at the Butzel Retreat Center in Ortonville, Michigan
  • a recap session for students + families the evening of Thursday, October 21s designed to help you debrief your experience while also meeting young adults + families who have successfully made the transition to independent living held at the On My Own of Michigan office in Troy, Michigan

There are four easy ways to learn more about Independence Prep:

visit our website
RSVP to attend an upcoming virtual open house
RSVP to attend our free summer picnic on Saturday, August 21st
contact our Independent Living Program Manager Rachel Newbill at rachel@onmyownofmi.org

Finally, students who apply for Independence Prep by August 31st will receive an early-bird discount of $50 off their Independence Prep tuition. Applications can be submitted on our website.

Our next session of Independence Prep will be held in Fall 2021, with enrollment ending on September 17th.

Independence Prep experiences will be offered quarterly, with students welcome to join us for as many sessions as they’d like during their high school career. Slight modifications will be made to the agenda each quarter to ensure students are learning and reinforcing new skills each time they join us.


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