Recruitment Letter 2020_Page_1

Partners Advancing Self-Determination (PAS), in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS ), will increase the availability and use of self-directed services for people with developmental disabilities in Michigan. Now recruiting P artners dvancing elf-Determination Teams! Team members will include (but are not limited to): • Community Mental Health Service Providers (CMHSPs or CMHs) • Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PHIPs) • Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) • People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), family members & allies • Michigan Rehabilitation Services (if applicable) • Service Providers (if applicable) state-level technical assistance, training, and support is provided to local PAS Teams to improve Community Mental Health (CMH) processes to help make sure people can direct their own services. While the most intensive support will be provided to PAS Teams during the first year, technical assistance will be available for the duration of the grant. • Support provided by PAS staff and • Increase the satisfaction of people receiving services • Help CMHs meet new Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) requirements. In addition to improving supports at a local level, Partners Advancing Self-Determination will facilitate a state-level Advisory Council. The Council will develop and refine state requirements, policies and standards that ensure consistent, quality self-directed services that results in an increase of those choosing to direct their services.