Dohn Hoyle

Thank You.

Thank you.   There are strikingly memorable events which deserve something beyond celebration. The closure of the states’ institutions and Intermediate Care Facilities was one of those. So too is the passage of legislation to ban the use of seclusion and restraint in our schools.   Both were long sought outcomes and had a lengthy […]

2017 Tax Guide

Click Here for this year’s 2017 Tax Guide from The Arc Michigan *For use in preparing your federal return for tax year 2016

Lt. Governor Brian Calley Calls for Support of The Arc Michigan

Lt. Governor Brian Calley held a press conference this morning, encouraging people to embrace the understanding that “Every single person has value and worth. We must be vigilant in defending the dignity of all people, especially those with developmental or intellectual disabilities.” Click Here for the news story from Channel 7 WXYZ in Detroit Lt. […]

Mental Health Rift Brings Calley To The Table

Tension flares over workgroup reports, procedures By JAY GREENE Click Here to view Craine’s Article Tensions flared several weeks ago between mental health advocates and state officials over how to proceed in developing a crucial report to the Michigan Legislature on how best to fund $2.4 billion in Medicaid behavioral health dollars and integrate physical […]

For Children Who Have a Sibling with a Disability…

Grand Valley State University Therapeutic Recreation faculty are looking for children aged 8-12 years old, who have a sibling with a disability to participate in a research study on the benefits of using books and activities to help them identify and understand their feelings about their sibling (called bibiotherapy). For more information, click below: GVSU […]

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Prisoners with disabilities lack ‘scaffolding for success’

According to a new report, more than 750,000 people with disabilities are currently imprisoned in the United States. Advocates say that children born with physical or intellectual disabilities are far more likely to end up in prison than their able-bodied peers, due in part to a lack of support systems. Judy Woodruff talks to Jennifer […]