On My Own of Michigan, Inc. assists adults with intellectual developmental disabilities to become independent, self-sufficient, social and contributing citizens in their communities. Our members have intellectual developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders, Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disabilities. It is the goal of On My Own to assist each member to achieve their optimal level of functioning in independent living; in the workplace; with their family and friends; and within their community.Read more
On My Own of Michigan hosts four major fundraising events each year. We celebrate the accomplishments of our members at the Annual Banquet. The Family Fun Bowl is one of our most popular events – an afternoon of Family, Fun, and Bowling (pretty creative name don’t you think?). At the Golf Outing, we…golf! And in the fall, the parents throw a party that we call the Gala! At all our events, we raise money which provides our members with the supports and services they need to live independently.Read more
Our program is designed to help our members develop and practice social interaction skills and increase opportunities for social network development. In other words…we provide support and opportunities for members to gain confidence, learn necessary life skills for living on their own, and make friends! When given the opportunity, experience and appropriate supports, our members succeed in these areas far beyond what almost everyone expected they could achieve.Read more
On this day of “love”, On My Own celebrates the friendships between our members. The On My Own community provides encouragement and opportunities to socialize, build relationships, and gain confidence. In other words, OMO gives our members the opportunity to make friends.
Kaye has been a member of On My Own for 20 years and lives independently with a roommate that has become one of her closest friends. She has many friends and consistently makes her own social plans. Her weekends are usually full of potluck parties, going out to eat or bowling, one of her favorite activities. During the week Kaye has a full time job at Hollywood Market working as a bagger.
Each Friday evening Kaye and her roommate Kristin host a craft night. Craft night is where their friends gather together and work on a craft of their own liking. Enjoying the company of friends is the best part of their week.
When members are asked what they like most about On My Own, one of the most frequent answers is…my friends.
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