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Michigan Family to Family Care Coordination Information

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Michigan Family to Family Care Coordination Information Print Resource List

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The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council 2016 Annual Report

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The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council is a statewide advocacy organization that advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become independent, productive and fully included members of their communities. The MDDC 2016 Annual Report outlines our accomplishments, grants, employment in Michigan, and financial status report.

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Home & Community Based Services Beneficiary Booklet

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The Home & Community Based Services Beneficiary Booklet is a great plain language version of what HCBS is and how it will affect people with disabilities. This was created by Developmental Disabilities Institute and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  For more information visit the State of Michigan MDHHS website.  

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National Core Indicators

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If sometimes we wonder if the work you are doing is really going anywhere and making any difference in the face of so many “system” problems, take heart and stay the course! Oasis is at the leading edge of where the system needs to go. THIS is the data that is being used to change […]

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How Inclusive is Oasis?

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That’s a question we are asked frequently, typically by parents of children requiring a high level of support. And it’s understandable that parents ask this question. Many existing housing options have built in limitations on who they are able to serve. Our own son is in a wheel chair and, believe it or not, some group and AFC […]

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Issues and Opportunities

ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES Once a child with Special Needs ages out of the school system at age 26, parents struggle to find resources to support and develop their young adult’s growth and potential. In the 2007-2011 Michigan Developmental Disabilities State Plan, the state estimates that 1.8 percent of Michigan’s citizens have developmental disabilities, or 182,175 […]

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Processes for Life Planning

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Group Person Centered Planning In Scotland, they have called it The Big Plan In New York, the project is called Pathfinders. Both of these focus on supporting transition age youth with disabilities and their families.  MAPS & PATH Maps and PATH Video Find more videos like this on Inclusion Network Maps and Path are tools to help […]

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Person Centered Planning

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TEDx – Beth Mount – Beautiful Justice (the art of person centered planning) Imagine… a world that works for everyone Person Centered vs. System Centered with Beth Mount PERSON CENTERED PLANNING: FOUNDATION FOR A MEANINGFUL LIFE The original intent and purpose of Person Centered Planning (PowerPoint) Person Centered Planning with Integrity The Origins of Person […]

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L’Arche Communities

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L’Arche Communities Beyond Inclusion! Now operating in 40 different countries round the world, L’Arche works closely with people with an intellectual disability so that each person can play their full role in society.Turning dreams to reality, each of our 137 L’Arche communities is a springboard of opportunity where members with and without disabilities get customised […]

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Past Events and Meetings (meeting archives)

2014 Our next meeting to discuss the steps in moving forward with housing will be on Wednesday, September 10th at Panera off of 44th Street in Grandville at 7:00pm. We meet upstairs and there is an elevator. Oasis Meeting- Thursday, September 25th 7:00pm-8:30pm “Living the Smart Life” is a story about a young man named […]

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