“I wanted to go to college and my dream came true. With the help of many people, I am currently on the campus of Oakland University in partnership with Rochester Community Schools. I have an IEP. I am sitting in on classes: such as public speaking, sociology, communications and political science. I take public transportation to the campus. I am a member of the Jewish student organization, Hillel, and the social worker club. I have a great group of peer tutors. I work with them, my professors, and my public school facilitator to support my learning. I work out at the University fitness center. I love going to college. I am learning a lot AND having fun. I am proud.”
You can’t do it alone! Nothing about me, without me! A community that excludes even one of its members is no community at all! I like doing presentations, workshops, and conferences for youth groups, parents, teachers, and other groups. Contact me:
10474 LaSalle Blvd.
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
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Micah Fialka-Feldman was in inclusive education in the Berkley School District from elementary through his high school years. He has a cognitive impairment and was supported by the general and special education staff, including a paraprofessional, peer tutors (LINKS), a Circle of Friends and use of creative modifications and accommodations in classes to meet his needs. He excels in the use of computers and soft ware programs. Micah uses Screen Reader, Power Point, and a voice-to-text program called Dragon Point and Speak which enhance his independence to learn and communicate.
Some of his high school accomplishments include:
Varsity Letter in Cross Country and Track.
Club membership in Key Club, Peer mentors, SADD, & Circle of Friends.
The Social Studies Department Award for his civic involvement.
Micah actively participates in his educational planning and IEPC’s. He uses Power Point presentations and includes his friends in the planning.
Received CEC “YES I Can” Award in 2004 for Self-Advocacy