Michigan Partners for Freedom Resource Page

Michigan Partners for Freedom is 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.

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Origin Story:

Our story begins in April 2004, when the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) sponsored a group to take part in the Immersion Learning about Self-Determination in Atlanta, sponsored by the Center for Self-Determination.  The Michigan group included self-advocates,family members, MDDC Council staff and members of several Michigan service providers.

At the event, the group drafted a plan to speed up progress and expand self-determination in Michigan. After returning home, they continued their work, recruited more members and polished a plan of action. In this effort, the Michigan Partners for Freedom was created.


RESOURCES:

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


Thoughts & Stories:


MPF Videos:


More Videos:


Other:


Local Leaders:

Jeff Guthrie, Oakland County
Jeff Guthrie, Oakland County
Jon Donlin - Kalamazoo
Jon Donlin – Kalamazoo
Jill Hawley, Jamia Brewer, Eric Thomas, Gizela Schwartz - Genesee County
Jill Hawley, Jamia Brewer, Eric Thomas, Gizela Schwartz – Genesee County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contact Information:

Regional Contacts
Mid/Northern Michigan
(Manistee/Benzie,
Alpena, Bay City)

Jan Lampman
jlampman@thearcofmidland.org
The Arc of Midland
989.631.4439

Local Leaders Map
Local Leaders Map

Southeast
(Wayne, Washtenaw,
Oakland, Lenawee,
and Genesee)

Angela Martin
aa7939@wayne.edu
Developmental Disabilities
Institute
313.577.9470


Southwest
(Allegan, Berrien,
Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids)

Pat Carver
pcarver@chartermi.net
Community Drive, Inc.
810.231.6364

 

 

 


 

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