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This is a time of tremendous change regarding funding, ideology and governance of the service delivery process for persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Federal funding is threatened as never before by proposals such as those put forth by

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Comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed regulations on Home and Community Based Services Waivers [CMS-2296-P]
 
May 23, 2011
By Jill Barker
jillrbarker@sbcglobal.net
Friends of the Developmentally Disabled
The DD News Blog http://theddnewsblog.blogspot.com/
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS is the federal agency that regulates Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers. [...]

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Detroit, MI –March 30, 2011: DD Advocates of Michigan has formed a coalition of advocacy groups from various areas of the state to improve the distribution of information pertaining to the needs of persons  with  Developmental Disabilities (DD) in Michigan.
The coalition was formed because there is a critical need for sharing news of events, legislative [...]

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Concept Paper: The Future for Students with Disabilities ages 2 to 26
by the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education (MAASE)
Purpose and Background:
This concept paper proposes ideas to improve transition to adult life at an earlier age for students with disabilities (SWD)
ages 22-26 through increased relationships with community support agencies.
The intent of the federal Individuals [...]

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DD Advocates Newsletter – March Madness (Lansing Style)
 Last year we expressed concern that many of our newly elected officials needed to be informed of the importance of programs for persons with Developmental Disabilities. We are now in the midst of the most far reaching budget discussions in history. We have documents from two Departments [...]

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Services to Enhance Potential (STEP) is expanding its outreach with a new thrift store, opening in April 2011 that will employ up to 30 people.
Tried and True Too thrift shop (734-225-3400) is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays at 15431 Dix-Toledo Road in the Galleria [...]

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Here are several chances to find bargains, rally support, enjoy good food, stay informed, and vote
Have fun, enjoy good food, participate in a support rally, save money, and keep up to date on what’s happening in the developmental disabilities community by supporting several special activities in April, May and July.
 Among these activities are: PAWC and MALA [...]

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Dear Friends,
When I opened my mail this morning I had a request to forward the following message (Blue Test).
The Federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) has been collecting stakeholder feedback to assist them in designing how their funding and resources will be applied over the next five years.  The ADD website is being bombarded with [...]

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From: Dehem, James 
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 11:37 AM
Subject: FW: VOR at work. Administration on Developmental Disabilities – Envisioning Site Open for Testimonies through March 4th
Good Morning:  I write to ask that you consider offering a statement of testimony to the Administration on Developmental Disabilities by Friday, March 4th.  It can be a very brief response and can [...]

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The Personal Enrichment Program (P.E.P.) strives to provide a safe, engaging, life enriching environment for children and adults with special needs. The P.E.P. Center is a place where those who don’t always feel welcome or included can experience success and feel a sense of community and belonging through social and skill-building programs and events.

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