Partners Advancing Self-Determination

A grassroots coalition of people with disabilities, family members, advocates, organizations and other allies working together to build statewide demand for self-determination.

We uphold the principles of self-determination for all Michigan citizens: Freedom, Responsibility, Authority, Support and Confirmation.

We want to hear from you!

Your Voice MattersClick below for a short survey (less than 10 questions) so we can learn about your experience with self-directing community mental health services.

Respond to this survey if you are:

  • Someone with a disability who receives community mental health supports
  • A family member of an individual who receives community mental health support
  • A professional who works in the field of community mental health services
    Click Here To Take The Survey





Deadline is March 1st, 2022…which is closer than you think.

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Person Centered Planning Quality Improvement Project


What Is Self-Direction?


From the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

Thoughts & Stories:

MPF Videos:

More Videos:



Michigan Partners for Freedom Resource Page


MDHHS LogoLooking for a link to the Self-Direction Technical Requirement Implementation Guide?

You’re in luck, just click here!





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Jill Gerrie
The Arc Michigan
1325 S. Washington Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48910
(517) 492-5029 Direct Line
(517) 487-0303 Fax

Michigan DD CouncilFunding for this project is from the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council