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This document contains the results of the ddAdvocates Process Improvement Survey conducted through May 2010.  124 clients and advocates responded to the survey. The referenced document explains the the purpose of the survey, its results and the plan for addressing issues progressively through 2011.
Process Improvement Presentation Final 20101202

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I received a note that Lt. Governor Elect Calley will address the State Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday the 30th in an attempt to convince the Caucus to approve the bills that it has been blocking since 2009 related to diagnosis and treatment of autism. Some in the CMH Community think that the passage [...]

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The Election
The political issues swirling around the upcoming elections are bound to drive change that none of us can clearly predict. With all of the claims and counter claims, we need to focus on who it is that we most want to protect in this election and then vote accordingly.
 
No one who talks about reducing [...]

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Challenges to Guardianship and Consumer Choice
RE: Draft TA, Expectations and Assistance from PIHPs/CMHSPs regarding Individual Independence, Autonomy and Control by Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
RE: TSG draft work product, Definitions and Characteristics of Active Engagement and Community Inclusion for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
RE:  Director Mike Head’s TAs addressing Choice, Self Determination, Guardianship, PCP Process
Introduction:
Though MDCH [...]

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Concerned about your Guardianship Rights?
Have you seen the Draft Technical Advisory –  “ The Role of Guardians in Arrangements that Support Self Determination for individuals with Developmental Disabilities” ?
The document was issued August 26 with comments due by today, September 30. If you haven’t seen it till now, or been requested to respond, send a note now to [...]

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Following are our comments concerning the draft document:. “ The Role of Guardians in Arrangements that Support Self Determination for individuals with Developmental Disabilities” 
Concerning the Cover Letter:

The Comment Period needs to be extended. The document was addressed to “Executive Directors…, Consumers and Families, advocates and Stakeholders in Michigan’s Public Mental Health System.” I am a guardian, parent, [...]

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These have been difficult times for persons in the Michigan Mental Health System with the threat of even more challenging issues and risks ahead of us. As an advocate, I am concerned about the over all viability of the system:

Health and safety issues
Reductions in services [...]

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Letter from Hoyle regarding downsizing 20100715

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The High Five
This is an update on the issue we raised in our last Newsletter about a Vision Statement concerning programming for the Developmentally Disabled in Michigan. The Vision Statement used as examples of unacceptable facilities:

Group homes with more than 3 persons
Day programs and workshops.

In response to the Vision Statement, a “Choice Resolution” opposing the [...]

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