PARTNERS

 

FEDERALLY MANDATED PARTNERS

 

(The following Partners are mandated under Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act for State Rehabilitation Councils)

"OTHER" MICHIGAN PARTNERS:

 

NATIONAL PARTNERS:

 

 

 

 

THE ARC MICHIGAN

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The Arc Michigan promotes the value and potential of all people.  It exists to empower local chapters of the Arc to assure that citizens with developmental disabilities are valued and that they and their families can participate fully in and contribute to the life of their community.

Members of The Arc Michigan receive a wide array of services and benefits including:

  • State and federal legislative advocacy activities
  • Educational conferences and seminars
  • Special insurance rates through The Arc US
  • Educational materials and newsletters from local, state and national organizations.  Reduced rates for many other relevant publications
  • Free parent and professional training, including technical assistance training
  • Assistance locating high quality services
  • Toll-free information and referral line

The Arc Michigan
1325 S. Washington Avenue
Lansing, Michigan  48910
Toll-free number 1.800.292.7851

 

 

MICHIGAN ADA STEERING COMMITTEE

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The Michigan ADA Steering Committee was formed in 1991 and is comprised of businesses, disability groups and government agencies all working together to increase the awareness and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout the State of Michigan through:

  • Training Assistance
  • Training and Workshops
  • Referrals to specialized agencies
  • Lending audiovisual library books
  • Providing grants to organizations that meet the objectives of the Steering Committee

The ADA requires businesses and governments to make their goods, services, and/or facilities accessible to clients, customers and employees with disabilities.

For more information on the Michigan ADA Steering Committee, visit their 'Contact Us' page on their website:  http://www.adamich.org/contact.php

 

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 MICHIGAN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL (MDDC)

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The MDDC operates under the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1994.  Its activities include:

  • advocating for people with developmental disabilities as a strong voice working on behalf of those citizens.  Objectives of this advocacy include supporting and encouraging people to take control of their lives through community-wide, results-oriented action;
  • channeling federal funds - more than $2 mission in annual grants - to state and local services agencies and organizations in Michigan.  These groups use the grants to affect policies and systems change, to develop results-oriented initiatives; and to collectively work toward community inclusion through RICCs;
  • entering into agreements with Michigan agencies to help carry out Council reesponsibilities set forth in the Developmental Disabilities Act;
  • assisting Michigan citizens with developmental disabilities to access appropriate treatment, services and habilitation for such disabilities;
  • supporting projects that develop, enhance or advocate for community-based supports.  These lead to independence, community inclusion and productivity for Michigan citizens with developmental disabilities;
  • organizaing and defining activities of a statewide network of Regional Interagency Coordinating Committees (RICCSs).

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We observe State of Michigan holidays.

*MDDC office door is located right next to blue parking sign along Allegan.

Email address: mdch-dd-council@michigan.gov

Address : 201 Townsend Street., Suite 120, Lansing, MI 48913

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30195-Lansing, MI 48909

  Phone - (517) 335-3158
        Fax - (517) 335-2751
      TDD - (517) 335-3171

 

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MICHIGAN LEAGUE FOR PUBLIC POLICY (MLPP)

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-Promoting social well-being since 1912-

1223 Turner Street, Suite G-1
Lansing, Michigan 48906-4369

Phone: (517) 487-5436
Fax: (517) 371-4546
Web site: www.mlpp.org
e-mail: michleague@gmail.com

 

 

 MICHIGAN PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICE (MPAS)

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The mission of the MPAS is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination, and expressed choices of individuals.  MPAS promotes, expands, and protects the human and legal rights of people by providing them with information and advocacy.

People with disabilities have to deal with a wide variety of issues.  MPAS will try to answer any questions they might have relating to disability.  They have experience in the following areas:  discrimination in education, employment, housing, and public places; abuse and neglect; Social Security benefits; Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance; housing; Vocational Rehabilitation; and HIV/AIDS issues.

For more information, please call MPAS at 1.800.288.5923 (in Michigan) or 517.487.1755 (in Lansing).

 

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MICHIGAN STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL (MISILC)

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Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (MISILC) is:

  • an organization of individuals who represent the interest of people with disabilities across Michigan.
  • made up of Governor appointed Council members, with a majority being people with disablities and other non-voting ex-officio members that provide vital links to state agencies, that provide services to people with disabilities.
  • proud to promote and advocate the Independent Living (IL) phoilosophy as a valued right of all people.
  • funded by state and federal grants.
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UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF MICHIGAN (UCP)

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The mission of UCP Michigan is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

UCP Michigan is a dynamic network of people committed to the following purposes:

  • To assure the rights and entitlements of persons with disabilities;
  • To equip and enable individuals with cerebral palsy and other severe disabilities to attain the fullest possible employment, productivity, and participation in an integrated community;
  • To support freedom of choice by assuring multiple options in daily living;
  • To provide a continuity of quality human services;
  • To present factual material for the awareness and understanding of all segments of the public;
  • To involve persons with cerebral palsy and also others with severe disabilities in decisionmaking proesses affecting their lives; and
  • To mobilize human and financial resources to accomplish the above.
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