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MI-DDI presents a Special Interest Forum exploring Inclusive Postsecondary Education on March 21, 5-6:00 PM

We're Hiring! MI-DDI Project Seeks Family Support Navigators Across Michigan

Alex Kimmel to Lead Webinar on Self-Determination, Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 1:30-2:30 PM

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual 2018 Report Now Available

12th Annual Inclusion Conference, March 27th, WMU Fetzer Center

Screening of Intelligent Lives Documentary Saturday, March 2 in DeWitt, MI

The 10th Summer Institute on Theology and Disability will be at Western Theological Seminary and Hope College in May 20-23, 2019

5th Annual Michigan Peer Conference Call for Proposals Available NOW! Due by February 8

Continuing the Conversation: MI-DDI presents an online Special Interest Forum discussing Inclusive Communities and Inclusive Education

Gov. Rick Snyder Makes Appointments, Reappointments: Developmental Disabilities Council
Snyder makes appointments, reappointments to 11 boards and committees.

MI-DDI at WSU awarded nearly $1 million from Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Not Without Us Survey
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

Continuing the Conversation: MI-DDI presents an online Special Interest Forum discussing Circles of Support
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.

ADA International Fellowship Program: 2017 Fellows
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.

Detroit Film Premiere of Intelligent Lives, Hosted by MI-DDI and the College of Education
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.

Detroit Zoo Walk – Roar for More Awareness – REGISTRATION OPEN
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.

Michigan’s UCEDD completes international fellowship project with Peru-based nonprofit Warmakuna Hope
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.

August Independent Facilitator Training Events

Voting Rights for People with Disabilities
There are only 13 days left to register to vote for the August primary election.

A Milestone for Community Living: Reflecting on 19 Years of Olmstead
The right to live independently, integrated into the community, is a cornerstone of the disability rights movement. It’s also the core of the mission for the Administration for Community Living.

AUCD Strongly Opposes Family Separation at Borders, Calls on Lawmakers and the Administration to Take Action
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a diverse, interdisciplinary leadership, research, training, and service network which includes the nation's leading experts on child development, family-centered care, and trauma. Those perspectives and our shared humanity provide the foundation to unequivocally oppose the separation of families as they enter America.

Closing the Accountability Loop: Stakeholders' Understanding and Monitoring of the Implementation of CRPD Article 32
Billions of dollars are invested every year in projects meant to fight poverty, provide quality education services for students, improve access to healthcare services, and more. Unfortunately, too many of these projects leave behind people with disabilities. Both governments and civil society, including disabled persons organizations (DPOs), can play a role in holding bilateral and multilateral international development agencies accountable for disability inclusion in their projects.

WSU professor writes the book on disability and sport
Jeffrey Martin, professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies in Wayne State’s College of Education, recently published the first textbook on disability and sport and exercise psychology. Martin has dedicated his academic life to this field and spent the past 10 years compiling research done by himself and others into one text.

Apply Now! Empowerment Ed. 2018 Train-the-Trainer Event

Apply Now for the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) LEAD Program
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC), using a grant provided by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, has begun a multi-year project to focus on increasing education and resource access to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Michigan. The program seeks to engage adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and local organizations that provide services to people within these groups.