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الأطفال في سن ما قبل المدرسة الذين يعيشون مع التوحد يستفيدون من التعليم المبكر بشكل كبير

تحدثت "تهم التعليم المبكر" عن هذا الموضوع المهم مع هيذر إيكنر، مديرة التعليم على مستوى الولاية في تحالف التوحد في ميشيغان (AAOM) وأم لطفلين يعيشان مع التوحد.

Feature Story Boys in preschool

Por qué los preescolares con autismo se benefician de la educación temprana

Early Education Matters habló sobre este importante tema con Heather Eckner, directora de educación estatal de la Autism Alliance of Michigan (Alianza para el Autismo de Michigan, AAOM) y madre de dos niños autistas.

Longform A Meals on Wheels Western Michigan volunteer makes a delivery.

Inflation, aging population, and loss of COVID funding impact Michigan Meals on Wheels programs

Many Meals on Wheels providers report that challenges have arisen as their client lists continue to grow thanks to an aging population, even as pandemic relief funding dries up.

Development News Jimmy Greene is the sales director special events for the Memorial Cup and Saginaw Spirit.

One of hockey’s bigger events will soon face off in the Great Lakes Bay Region

The Memorial Cup, a hockey tradition, is the focus of our Profile Q & A with Jimmy Greene.

Development News "The Rainbow Fish" will be performed at the Center for the Arts on Sun, Feb. 4.

Midland Center for the Arts winter programs

Winter is in full swing, and the Midland Center for the Arts has a diverse lineup of indoor winter programming for all ages. Comedy concerts, Broadway shows, educational brunch series, and more await this February

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School-based Health Center opens at Coleman Elementary

Access to care just became more convenient for students at Coleman Community Schools. MidMichigan Community Health Services opened a new School-based Health Center within Coleman Elementary School this month to serve students within the school district ages 5-21. 

Feature Story Julia Kepler, entrepreneur

Spend 24 hours in Midland with Julia Kepler, entrepreneur

Good things come in threes: How a Midland businesswoman balances a trio of stores alongside family and community connections.

Longform The MALPH staff: Jodie Shaver, Vickie Johnson, Edward Witherspoon, Gwen Tithoff, and Norm Hess.

Michigan Association for Local Public Health helps build health across the state

Michigan Association for Local Public Health advocates for policies, initiatives, and collaborations that build health across the state and individually through trainings and workforce assistance.

Feature Story Boys in preschool

Why preschoolers living with autism benefit from early education

 Early childhood education presents a golden opportunity to set up  children living with autism for academic success.

Longform Melanie Brim, former president and CEO of the Michigan Health Council.

How can Michigan solve its growing health care workforce shortage?Nonprofit Journal Project

One study found that nearly all of the 36 Michigan health care occupations it analyzed are projecting workforce shortages between now and 2032. What can be done?

Development News Toboggan Run at Midland's City Forest

City of Midland offers outdoor recreation to enjoy this winter

City of Midland Parks and Recreation has multiple parks, trails, sledding hills, ice skating rinks, cross-country skiing and seasonal events to help heat up the cold weather season.

Development News A winter's walk on the Pere Marquette Rail Triail.

Midland County Winter Recreation

Winter’s finally here.  Midland County has some nice offerings to help you enjoy the snow and cold.

Longform Most of Michigan’s counties having childcare deserts, areas that have three or more families competing for one available childcare slot.

Regional organizations help determine the childcare landscape within their own communities

The East-Central Michigan Child Care Coalition is working on expanding childcare organizations, serve more parents, and lower costs to families.   

In The News Members of the Midland County Sheriff's Office recently honored

Law enforcement job outlook a challenge

Midland County is advertising jobs with the Sheriff's Office.  Are job seekers interested in law enforcement?

In The News Dr. Lydia Watson, president and CEO of MyMichigan Health, speaks at the Pardee Cancer Wellness Center open house.

Pardee Cancer Wellness Center opens

Diagnostic, treatment, and support services for cancer patients are now all under one roof at MyMichigan Health in Midland

Development News Tax prep program begins in Midland, February 1st.

Free Tax Aide program assists low-income residents with their tax returns

The Midland branch of AARP Tax Aide is a free program to assist low-moderate income residents with filing their tax returns. IRS-certified trained volunteers can provide assistance at individual appointments, starting in February.

Development News Fresh look to the bar at Tavern on Main

Tavern on Main moves closer to opening

A new bar/restaurant in Midland is moving closer to opening. The owner is a long-time restauranteur.

Feature Story Dining room in Coleman's Culinary Arts facility

Pre-K and CTE in focus

Helping young students get a good start and preparing older students for life after school.

Development News Ball drop on New Year's Eve at Midnight on Main

Ring in the New Year with Midnight on Main at Dow Diamond

Another year has come and is just about gone, so it’s time to party! Dow Diamond transforms from a baseball stadium to an upscale NYE party on Dec. 31 with live music, a DJ, dancing, food, drinks, a midnight ball drop, and fireworks. 

Feature Story Dave Kepler is the president of the Four Lakes Task Force.

Year in Review: Four Lakes Task Force with Dave Kepler

A Year in Review and a Look Ahead with the Four Lakes Task Force President Dave Kepler