Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team (DD-PIT)
The charge of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team (DD-PIT) is to advise MDHHS and make policy recommendations guided by promising and emerging practices that empower people with Developmental Disabilities (DD) and their families across the state of Michigan with a focus on person centered planning, self-determination, and family and youth guided principles.
The vision of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team is that all adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities have the supports and services necessary to be healthy, safe, and successfully:
- Contribute to their communities;
- Earn an income in a non-segregated, community setting;
- Live in their own homes;
- Have full community inclusion, meaningful participation and membership;
- Have friendships and relationships; and
- Have a fulfilling life.
The vision of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team for children (under age 18) with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families is that they have the supports, services and advocacy necessary for the child to be healthy, safe and successfully:
- Live with a supportive birth or adoptive family;
- Acquire an education in their neighborhood community school;
- Be active in the neighborhood and community activities;
- Enjoy childhood and have friendships and relationships; and
- Develop and prepare for adult life.
The mission of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team is to promote, articulate, encourage, provide leadership, and make recommendations that enable people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to achieve the lives they envision wherever they reside in Michigan. This mission is actualized through DDPIT special reports and recommendations to the BPHASA for improvements to supports and services. Additionally, the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team seeks to disseminate this information to CMHSPs/PIHPs and advocacy organizations
DD-PIT is comprised of individuals with experience and expertise with developmental disabilities supports and services provided through Michigan’s Medicaid Program behavioral health system.
- Members must be of the DD community, behavioral health system partners, people with lived experience and/or their family members.
- Members are expected to provide feedback to the Deputy and Division Directors of BPHASA/AHCBS, on various policy and service issues facing the developmental disabilities community and their families.
- Members will empower, and raise awareness of the various developmental disability initiatives, resources, and supports to the attention of others across the state.
- Members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in sub-committee or standing committees.
- Members promote and support promising/emerging practices for supporting people with developmental disabilities.
Application for Membership
**Prior to applying for DD-PIT Membership, please review current vacant positions to ensure you meet the criteria.
Assistance completing the application can be requested through the DD-PIT email, email@example.com.
Current Vacant Positions:
- Adult with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
- Parent or Family Member of Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
- Pre-Paid Inpatient Health (PIHP) Representative
- Pre-Paid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) or Community Mental Health Service Provider (CMHSP) Administrator (Utilization Management, Finance, or similar role)
- Representative of Independent Facilitators, Supports Brokers, or Independent Supports Coordinators
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