A Call To Action for Medicaid

The FY19 budget process is moving fast and legislators are hoping to wrap up work on next year’s budget by the end of the month. In the Senate passed FY19 DHHS budget, language resurfaced that would allow the Medicaid health plans in the pilot regions to contract with any vendor they choose and work around the CMHs […]

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Liberati Bill Prohibits Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities

Liberati Bill Prohibits Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities Thursday, February 15, 2018 LANSING — State Rep. Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park)  introduced House Bill 5587 today prohibiting employers from paying an employee with a disability less than the minimum wage. Current state law allow employers to pay a subminimum wage to employees with disabilities. Liberati’s bill would […]

APPLY NOW!! Partners Advancing Self-Determination

Join our partnership! We are now recruiting Advancement Teams!   The team members are expected to include:   • Community Mental Health Service Providers (CMHSPs or CMHs) • Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), • Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PHIPs)   • People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), their family members, and allies   • MRS (if applicable) […]

Reflections on Autonomy

Dohn Hoyle   In my, going on, 47 years at this business, few recurring problems have been as vexing as the pervasive use of and blind acceptance of guardianship (or conservatorship for California and Tennessee). Parents, professionals and advocates have a conveniently benign attitude and many times are even complicit in this overt removal of […]

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Time Is RUNNING Short!

This Saturday, Executive Director of The Arc of Oakland County Tom Kendziorski will be running in the Bayshore Half Marathon to raise money for The Arc Michigan. Click Here to Help Tom  Reach His Goal of Raising $15,000 We’re Already Half Way There!!

Continue Your Advocacy

The following is from Alan Bolter of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards.  The language and information are relevant.  It also suggests that, if the legislature does insist on pilots or demonstrations, they need to include certain protections for enrollees and adequate evaluation of the pilots. Please use as you see fit, but […]