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Letter to Lynda Zeller Concerning Dual Eligible Integration

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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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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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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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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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In keeping with the ddAdvocates initiative to recognize exceptional, programs and people that make a difference in the life or lives of persons with Developmental Disabilities, I’d like to recognize my Dad who will be 100 years old next week.  Dad is a strong, quiet man, not afraid of work, always ready to pitch in, [...]

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