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 […]

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Leaders In Policy Advocacy Now Accepting Applications!

Leaders In Policy Advocacy Is Now Accepting Applications for their Fall/Winter session in Grand Rapids, MI. October 2016 – March 2017 Applicants will commit to 6 weekends to be considered for attendance. Eligible participants are adults with developmental disabilities and parents of minor (under 18) children with DD. Click here for more information and to […]

Webinar: A Closer Look at the New ABLE Programs

ABLE National Resource Center August 4, 2016 / 2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern Time ABLE National Resource Center With the recent launch of the Ohio, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Florida State ABLE programs, the ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) would like to invite potential ABLE participants, their families, and all other ABLE stakeholders, to attend a […]

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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 […]

Enrollment begins May 9 for additional Medicaid services for Flint residents

Yesterday the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued the following press release and attached FAQ sheet.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2016 CONTACT: Jennifer Eisner, (517) 241-2112  Enrollment begins May 9 for additional Medicaid services for Flint residents LANSING, Mich. – Many Flint residents who were served by the city’s water system within […]