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The attached document:“ DDAdvocates Analysis of Michigan Dual Eligible Initiative“   asis vs willbe 20120125 describes the presently known or anticipated impact of the Dual Eligible Integration of persons with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Illness and Others receiving services from Community Mental Health Organizations. It describes

Eligibility (everyone will be impacted on the day their parents reach the age [...]

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Dual Eligible Final Attachment 20110816

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Letter to Lynda Zeller Concerning Dual Eligible Integration

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 You will find below a link to a posting from Marianne Huff, Executive director of the Allegan County Community Mental Health Board. It is an open letter to her employees and is important reading for every one of us who advocate for persons with Developmental Disabilities.
 It is still not too late to contact your US [...]

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July 25 , 2011
Greetings and Good afternoon:
I wanted to take this opportunity to send to all of you an important communication that contains information regarding the current threats to the Medicaid and Medicare programs.  I also want to make certain that I clearly state that the purpose of this email communication is to inform you and [...]

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A major take away from the DWC CMH Town Hall Meetings is a request from Detroit-Wayne Community Mental Health for feed back from families, providers and other advocates to the following questions…..

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Tragic New York Times Article

Posted By: Ed Diegel on Jun 15, 2011

Last week I received the following message from one of our readers. It provides a stark reminder of how vulnerable our citizens are and…

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The following link to Age of Autism is must reading for anyone in the country who considers themselves an advocate for persons with developmental disabilities. Notice that the author nowhere wants to restrict services or the independence of high functioning person with disabilities; for instance: those  who are capable of enjoying even full time jobs, college experiences [...]

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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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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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