For the first time since 1989, The Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing has launched a historic and comprehensive needs assessment for the communities they serve
As a follow-up to the Intelligent Lives documentary shown at Wayne State University on October 18, 2018, MI-DDI will be presenting a series of web-based Special Interest Forums. These 1-hour, webinar-style forums will allow deeper dives into some of the topics touched upon in the film. The forums will feature expert panels made up of individuals with disabilities, family members and professionals.
Fall 2017 ADA alum Fiorella Guerrero Calle works in the Kuskaya Program, an interdisciplinary training program for innovation in global health, at Cayetano Heredia University (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia) in Lima, Peru. Currently, she works on a research project that aims to reduce adolescent pregnancy.
INTELLIGENT LIVES stars Naieer, Naomie, and Michigan native Micah Fialka-Feldman. The film follows these three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce, challenging perceptions Micah Fialka-Feldman of intelligence along the way.
This family-friendly event is brought to you by a collaboration between The Arc of Macomb County, The Arc of Dearborn and The Arc of Northwest Wayne County. Roar for More Awareness intends to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities within our communities.
DETROIT — The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University has taken its mission of improving the lives of families of individuals with developmental disabilities beyond Michigan’s borders.