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Cuts to Community Mental Health Funding: How to Fight for your Services

Important information on the substantial changes in the funding of services provided by the Community Mental Health Systems

Brain Injury Association of Michigan 2nd Annual Legal Conference

The 2nd Annual Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) Legal Conference will take place on June 5, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 South Cretys Road in Lansing. This annual conference will once again focus on the complex legal issues facing a brain injured client. Conference attendees will learn about the legal system and the protections and resources it offers.

Developmental Disabilities Institute Webinar - Affordable Care Act

The Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University is hosting a free webinar on June 5, 2014 from 2-3:30 p.m. on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on people with disabilities and direct support professionals in Michigan. Topics to be covered include:  the health insurance Marketplaces; Medicaid expansion; insurance reforms; and other changes coming to the health care landscape and what they mean for the disability community in Michigan.

Register for the Webinar Here

Special Education and Discipline Workshop

Mark McWilliams from MPAS will conduct a workshop about Special Education and Discipline on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. 

Topics to be covered include:

Special Education Legal Clinic - Southwest Counseling Solutions

MPAS attorneys will be at Southwest Solutions to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

2014 Lunchtime IEP Learning Series

Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) is offering a webinar series on Individual Education Program (IEP) topics during April 2014.  A webinar is an online presentation you can attend from your home or office. The webinars are free presentations for parents, caregivers, and educators.

Study for Teens and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) is looking for teens and young adults with a developmental disability for a study.  Young people and their parents will be asked about the activities they like to do. Some questions will be about physical and social activities. Some will be about how the person feels about them self. People in the study will get gift certificates to try new activities. 

Developmental Disabilities Institute Webinar Series

A free Webinar Series conducted by the Developmental Disabilities Institute is being offered to social workers, professionals from various human service fields, disability advocates, educators, family members and individuals with disabilities.  The Series is a competency based, internet delivered course that addresses both community values and a common core of disability values.