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 […]

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ACTION ALERT: Please Remove Section 234 from the Senate DHHS Budget

Click Here Now To Email Your Senator     As you know, this week the Senate DHHS subcommittees released their FY18 budget recommendations. While this is the first step of the process, we have significant concerns with the Senate’s recommendation contained in a new boilerplate section 234, which calls for the privatization of the entire […]

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Speaker Confirmed

Good news! We have confirmed our final speaker for the 2017 Disability Policy Seminar on June 23rd! Nicole Jorwic from The Arc US, Director, Rights Policy, will give us Federal Updates, as well as updates on Medicaid and HCBS. If you haven’t already, register now!  There are only about 25 seats remaining, so grab your […]