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Monday, January 29th, 2018

Events

Empowerment Education Training Series: Conflict Resolution

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 13th | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:
Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
707 W. Milwaukee St
Detroit, MI 48202

Event Details: This training is designed to help you understand what causes conflict and learn ways you can respond to conflict in a constructive manner. To learn more about the Empowerment Education Training Initiative project please visit: https://ddi.wayne.edu/eetraining.

Target Audience: Direct Support Professionals, Home Help, Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Para Professionals.

Cost: Free

Contact Information: For questions, please contact: Emily Milligan-Thompson, at emily.milligan@wayne.edu or (313) 577-6684.

Registration Information: Participants must register prior to attending this training.

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Michigan FASD Task Force Quarterly Meeting

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 21th | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:
Michigan Primary Care Association
7215 Westshire Dr. 
Lansing, MI 48917

Event Details: The Michigan FASD Task Force is a collaboration of self-advocates, family members, disability researchers, and policy makers who come together during quarterly meetings to address FASD through awareness, prevention, and greater access to services. The Task Force mission is to  advocated for statewide prevention and treatment. To learn more about the Michigan FASD Task Force, please visit: http://ddi.wayne.edu/fasd.

Target Audience: Self-advocates, Advocates, Family Members, Disability Researchers and Policy Makers.

Cost: Free

Registration/Contact Information: To register of if you have questions, please contact: Ann Carrellas at 313-577-8562 or ann.carrellas@wayne.edu.

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Partner Events

Self-Advocacy Skills Training and Information Sessions, Hosted by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

Event Details: Join Brett Williams, Public Policy Analyst for the Michigan DD Council, will host a FREE training to learn more about Self-Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, and how to take part in Legislative Day 2018 on March 6th! The trainings are scheduled at various locations across the state.

Dates, Times & Locations:

  • Wednesday, January 31st | 2:00 p.m.
    The Arc Muskegon/ Pioneer Resources- Building C, 1145 East Wesley Ave. Muskegon, MI 49442
  • Thursday, February 1st | 10:00 a.m.
    Kalamazoo Community Foundation, 402 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Friday, February 9th | 12:00 p.m.
    Red Sky Stage, 445 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
  • Monday, February 12th | 6:00 p.m.
    Westgate Library- Westgate Shopping Center, 2429 West Stadium Boulevard., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • Tuesday, February 13th | 1:00 p.m.
    Royal Oak Public Library, 222 East Eleven Mile Road, PO Box 494, Royal Oak, MI 48068
  • Thursday, February 15th | 10:00 a.m.
    The Arc Detroit, 51 West Hancock, Detroit, MI 48021
  • Friday, February 16th | 1:00 p.m.
    Manistee Public Library, 95 Maple Street, Manistee, MI 49660
  • Thursday, February 22nd | 1:00 p.m.
    Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front Street, Marquette, MI

Target Audience: Adults (age 18+) with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities who want to learn how to become a strong self-advocate for themselves and others.

Cost: Free

Registration Information: To register please visit: https://www.votervoice.net/MDDC/Events/656/Register

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Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Pre-Conference Institute

Date & Time: Monday, February 5th | 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m

Location:
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Event Details: The purpose of this pre-conference session is to present and discuss information about recent national developments related to competitive integrated employment for people with significant disabilities. This information will be discussed in the context of Michigan’s Employment First Initiative. A number of national developments will be discussed that effect Michigan’s Initiative. These include: Multiple States’ Employment First Initiatives; Department of Justice and State Settlement Agreements; the AbilityOne Program; Developments in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS); and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Practical implications for Michigan will be discussed.

Target Audience: Individuals with disabilities, Family Members, Providers and CMH staff.

Cost: $45.00 per person. Includes all materials and refreshment break.

Contact Information: Questions? Call CMHAM (517) 374-6848 (formerly Michigan Association of CMH Boards)

Registration Information: To register please visit: https://goo.gl/3UeQDc
Note: if you are unable to register online, please contact npayton@cmham.org for instructions.

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Community Mental Health Association of Michigan 2018 Annual Winter Conference

Date & Time: Tuesday-Wednesday, February 6th-7th | 7:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m

Location:
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Event Details: The goals for this conference include:

  • To identify strategies in preparing for or implementing value-based (outcome) payment systems.
  • To identify advocacy efforts at the local, state, or federal level, including self advocacy.
  • To spotlight programs highlighted in the Mental Health and Wellness Commission Reportincluding Training program for local CMHs/jails/courts regarding Crisis intervention training and Assisted Outpatient Treatment.
  • To identify innovative initiatives designed to increase access to substance use disorder services.
  • And More!

Target Audience: Individuals with disabilities, Family Members, Providers and CMH staff.

Cost: Registrion fee vary, please check the conference agenda for more details.

Contact Information: Questions? Call CMHAM (517) 374-6848 (formerly Michigan Association of CMH Boards)

Registration Information:
To register please visit: https://goo.gl/ATd6pb

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Understanding Special Education Evaluation and Eligibility, Hosted by Michigan Alliance for Families

Date & Time: Thursday, February 8th | 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m

Location:
StarFish Family Services
26429 Michigan Avenue
Inkster, MI 48141

Event Details: This workshop will explain how to request an evaluation and the evaluation process for determining eligibility for Special Education supports and services in Michigan.

Target Audience: Families of children/young adults with disabilities/learning challenges, school staff, community members, and organizations.

Cost: Free

Contact/Registration Information: RSVP with Kenya Harper Black by 2-1-18. (313) 570-7994 or kenya@michiganallianceforfamilies.org Or online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp

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Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination with Dohn Hoyle, Hosted by Michigan Alliance for Families

Date & Time: Friday, March 2nd | 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

Location:
The Arc Livingston
2980 Dorr Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Event Details:  This workshop covers: guardianship from a historical perspective, strangers as guardians and alternatives

Target Audience: Families whose child has a developmental disability, as well as service providers working with students and their families.

Cost: Free

Contact/Registration Information:Register by 2-23-18 with Kanika Littleton (248) 557-5070 ext 115 or kanika@michiganallianceforfamilies.org Or online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp

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Webinars

THURS | FEBRUARY 8
AAIDD Webinar: Using Telehealth to Assist Families of Individuals with Autism in Rural Communities
4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m EST | Webinar  

THURS | FEBRUARY 15
RRTCDD & The Arc 2018 Health and Wellness Webinar Series: Beyond Care Coordination: Cross-Systems Care Integration for Adults with IDD
3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m EST | Webinar

THURS | MARCH 15
RRTCDD & The Arc 2018 Health and Wellness Webinar Series: Beyond Care Coordination: Partnering to Transform Healthcare with People with IDD
3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m EST | Webinar

THURS | APRIL 19
RRTCDD & The Arc 2018 Health and Wellness Webinar Series: Anxiety and Depression in Adults with IDD: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Applications
3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m EST | Webinar
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News

MI-DDI's New Possibilities Video Series Illustrates the Power of Leading a Self-Determined Life
from: https://wayne.edu/newsroom

There is a new addition to the award-winning Possibilities video series offered by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University. The Possibilities series focuses on the lives and accomplishments of those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

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MI-LEND Program is Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 Cohort Year
from: https://ddi.wayne.edu/news

The Michigan Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MI-LEND) program is currently accepting long-term trainee applications for the 2018-19 cohort year. MI-LEND trainees participate in at least 300 hours of training to develop advanced leadership skills in interdisciplinary practice, cultural and linguistic competency, and family centered care. Interested graduate-level students, self-advocate, and family members of children with disabilities and other special health care needs are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 1, 2018. 
For more details, please visit: https://ddi.wayne.edu/milendapp

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Missed any of the NPR Series on Abuse of People with I/DD? Listen to the series on NPR's Archive
from: https://www.npr.org

At a moment of reckoning in the United States about sexual harassment and sexual assault, a yearlong NPR investigation finds that there's little recognition of a group of Americans that is one of the most at risk: adults with intellectual disabilities. The series began on Monday, January 8th and ended Thursday, January 18th, and all seven radio and print stories are available online at www.npr.org

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Save the Date: The Arc Community Advocates 11th Annual Inclusion Conference
March 28th, 2018

from: http://communityadvocates.org

MI-DDI Featured as an Accredited Host Organization for IASSIDD Academy International Visits Program
from: https://ddi.wayne.edu/news

Recently, MI-DDI was added to the IASSIDD Host webpage, which lists each of the eight host organizations from countries all across the world. The IASSIDD Academy on Education, Teaching and Research facilitate the International Visits Program, which provides IASSIDD members from any country with an opportunity to visit an accredited organization, community agency, university, hospital, etc. for a period of approximately two weeks.

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Registration is Open for MCAN's 8th Annual Conference 
from: http://www.micollegeaccess.org

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