Past Events

 

JANUARY 2020

MI-DDI Events

None at this time

 

 

Partner Events

WED | JAN 8 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

MDHHS Public Forums: The Future of Behavioral Health in Michigan

DETROIT, MI | Please join the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) for a conversation about the future of behavioral health in Michigan

Event Flyer

 

 

THURS | JAN 9 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

MDHHS Public Forums: The Future of Behavioral Health in Michigan from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

GRAND RAPIDS, MI | Please join the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) for a conversation about the future of behavioral health in Michigan

Event Flyer

 

 

THURS | JAN 9 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Overcoming Barriers to FASD-Informed Care

DETROIT, MI | Dr. Petrenko will introduce fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and define "FASD-informed care" based on current conceptualizations integrating research and clinical wisdom.

 

 

WED | JAN 22 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)

LANSING | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.

January Event Flyer

Click here to register by January 16, 2020

 

 

WED | JAN 22 from 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement: A Collaborative Approach to Programs for People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and Their Families

WEBINAR | Please join the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) for a webinar regarding stakeholder engagement.

Event Flyer

Click here to register

 

 

WED | JAN 22 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

MDHHS Public Forums: The Future of Behavioral Health in Michigan

MARQUETTE, MI | Please join the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) for a conversation about the future of behavioral health in Michigan

Event Flyer

 

 

FRI | JAN 24 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)

BENTON HARBOR | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.

January Event Flyer

Click here to register by January 18, 2020

 

 

THURS | JAN 30 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)

SAGINAW | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.

January Event Flyer

Click here to register by January 23, 2020

 

 

THURS | JAN 30 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

MDHHS Public Forums: The Future of Behavioral Health in Michigan

SAGINAW, MI | Please join the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) for a conversation about the future of behavioral health in Michigan

Event Flyer

 


FEBRUARY 2020

MI-DDI Events

TUES | FEB 4

An Overview of Independent Facilitation

FREE WEBINAR | FEB 4: 10:00 am - 11:00 am | FEB 18: RESCHEDULED

Attendees will learn what Independent Facilitation is, and how it can be useful in Person-Centered Planning. Barriers and strategies for using Independent Facilitation will also be discussed.

Who should attend: People with disabilities, family members, Supports Coordinators, and anyone who wants to learn more about Independent Facilitation!

 

 

Partner Events

MON | FEB 3 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)

DEARBORN | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.

February Event Flyer

Click here to register by January 24, 2020

 

THURS | FEB 6 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

MDHHS Public Forums: The Future of Behavioral Health in Michigan

VIRTUAL FORUM | Please join the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) for a conversation about the future of behavioral health in Michigan

Event Flyer

 

THURS | FEB 13 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)

DETROIT | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.

February Event Flyer

Click here to register by February 3, 2020

 

WED | FEB 19 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
"It's a Brain Thing" Presented by Nate Sheets
WORKSHOP | For parents or professionals seeking practical suggestions for a child/youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Event Flyer PRE-registeration necessary! Click here to pre-register.

 

WED | FEB 26 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Building Capacity Using Family-Centered Approaches to Promote the Best Life for Young Children with Disabilities: An Innovative Family-to-Family Program

WEBINAR | Please join the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) for a webinar regarding implementation of family-centered practice.

Event Flyer

Click here to register

 

THURS & FRI | FEB 27 & 28 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Metro Detroit Workshop on Connected and Autonomous Driving (MetroCAD 2020)

DETROIT | Building on the success of the two workshops (MetroCAD 2018 and MetroCAD 2019), the Third IEEE International Conference on Connected and Autonomous Driving aims to bring together the researchers and practitioners on connected cars, autonomous driving, transportation systems and ride-sharing platforms to address core challenges with vehicle connectivity and autonomous driving.

Click here to go to the MetroCAD Conference web page

 

FRI | FEB 28 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)

ALPENA | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.

February Event Flyer

Click here to register by February 20, 2020

 


MARCH 2020

MI-DDI Events

THURS | MARCH 26 from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (EVENT POSTPONED)
Empowerment Education Train-the-Trainer Event
LIVONIA | Learn more about the Train-the-Trainer event by clicking here.
Click here to complete the trainer application by March 12, 2020

 

FRI | MARCH 27 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule & Person-Centered Planning
WEBINAR | Join MI-DDI as we inform individuals who receive Community Mental Health services and their families about the Home and Community Based Services Rule.
Click here to register

 

MON | MARCH 30 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An Overview of Independent Facilitation
WEBINAR | Join MI-DDI as we inform attendees on what Independent Facilitation is, and how it can be useful in person-centered planning. Barriers and strategies for using Independent Facilitation will also be discussed.
Click here to register

 

TUES | MARCH 31 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule & Person-Centered Planning
WEBINAR | Join MI-DDI as we inform individuals who receive Community Mental Health services and their families about the Home and Community Based Services Rule.
Click here to register

 

 

Partner Events

TUES | MARCH 3
Self-Advocacy Day at the Capitol
LANSING, MI | Co-hosted by the Self-Advocates of Michigan & MI Developmental Disabilities Council
Self-advocates, people with disabilities, and family members of people with disabilities from around the state are invited to come to Lansing to meet with their lawmakers to discuss issues important to people with disabilities. There is no cost to participate.
For more information, call Brett at (517) 284-7289 or email at WilliamsB18@Michigan.gov.
Click here to register

 

THURS | MARCH 5 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)
TRAVERSE CITY | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.
March Event Flyer
Click here to register by February 25, 2020

 

FRI | MARCH 6 from 8:15 am - 11:30 am
Everyone Belongs
REDFORD | Vounteers needed through The Arc of Northwest Wayne County to read to second graders at schools in Livonia, Plymouth, and Northville.
Event Flyer
Click here for more information

 

WED | MARCH 11 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)
HOLLAND | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.
March Event Flyer
Click here to register by March 2, 2020

 

WED | MARCH 11 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
13th Annual Inclusion Conference
KALAMAZOO | In its modern meaning, Innovation is a new idea, creative thought or the reimagining of something that already exists. It can also mean the application of better solutions to new or unarticulated needs. We don't often think about inclusion as an innovative process, and yet we are continually learning more about how our brains and bodies work. This year's conference will be looking at the innovation of old and new ideas in inclusion that can help us to support ourselves and those around us.

 

THURS | MARCH 12 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hour to Empower: Gentle Teaching
WEBINAR | Join this webinar for an opportunity to connect (or reconnect) on the ongoing need to create Cultures of Gentleness for ourselves and those receiving your care and support. The webinar will share updates that will provide you opportunities for both personal and professional growth relating to our Michigan Culture of Gentleness initiatives along with learning opportunities from the Gentle Teaching International global network.
Click here to register

 

TUES & WED | MARCH 17-18
Michigan Family Summit & Vendor Fair (EVENT CANCELLED)
NOVI, MI | Hosted by Michigan Developmental Disabiltiies Council
Join us to learn about the Charting the LifeCourse with this two day interactive, hands on event. We will learn about tools that can be used at every life stage to enhance a person-centered approach for planning and supporting life experiences that support a person to reach their vision of a "good life."
Click here to register by March 2nd
Event Flyer

 

SUN - WED | MARCH 22-25
2020 Disability Policy Virtual Seminar
WEBINAR | The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join us as we learn about and advocate for access to health care and community living supports, and bedrock civil rights protections.
Click here to register

 

TUES | MARCH 24 from 1:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hour to Empower: HalthCare Education Initiative
WEBINAR | Join this webinar for an opportunity to learn why integrated health care is a vital component to achieving a quality life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Click here to register

 

WED | MARCH 25 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)
HOUGHTON | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.
March Event Flyer
Click here to register by March 15, 2020


THURS | MARCH 26 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Crucial Conversations with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council)
SAULT STE. MARIE | The DD Council is seeking input to create solutions to some of the most frustrating problems for people with I/DD. We'll focus on what's working and identify what changes are needed to eliminate barriers to people with I/DD living the lives they want.
March Event Flyer
Click here to register by March 15, 2020

 


FRI | MARCH 27 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Embracing Diversity in Recruitment of Trainees, Faculty, and Staff
WEBINAR | This presentation is meant to: 1) Share the strategies that the UCEDD has been using to sustain the Interdisciplinary Training Program as an online model and 2) encourage discussion among other training directors, coordinators, and staff about innovative strategies to recruit, engage, retain, and effectively train a diverse pool of student-trainees, with a focus on online training and non-clinical careers.
Click here to register


APRIL 2020

MI-DDI Events

TUES | APRIL 21 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MI-SIBS: Our Siblings & COVID-19
WEBINAR | The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting our sibling relationship, temporarily limiting our ability to connect with and support our brothers and sisters with disabilities. During this webinar, we'll talk about our experiences during this crisis, the sibling impact, and ways we can help ourselves and our siblings.
Click here to register

 

TUES & WED | APRIL 21 & 22 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (EVENT POSTPONED)
Independent Facilitator Training
WEST BRANCH | IF Training hosted by The Arc of Midland and MI-DDI. Attendees must be 18+, able to pass background check, and not employed by a Community Mental Health or a contracted provider agency.
West Branch Event Flyer
Click here to register by April 10, 2020

 

TUES & WED | APRIL 28 & 29 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (EVENT POSTPONED)
Independent Facilitator Training
GRAND RAPIDS | IF Training hosted by The Arc of Midland and MI-DDI. Attendees must be 18+, able to pass background check, and not employed by a Community Mental Health or a contracted provider agency.
Grand Rapids Event Flyer
Click here to register by April 10, 2020

 

Partner Events

WED | APRIL 8 from 12:10 pm - 1:15 pm ET
Wayne Law Virtual Town Hall Series: COVID-19, Disability Civil Rights and Health Care Rationing
WEBINAR | Wayne State University Law School will host the second event in a series of virtual town halls focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

MON | APRIL 13 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Community Engagement Science in ASD
WEBINAR | This webinar will describe community engagement science (CES), and why CES can be valuable to you and your work with people with ASD and beyond.
Click here to register

 

WED | APRIL 15 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET
Session 1: Advice from Medical Providers
WEBINAR | Hear from experts on steps to prevent COVID-19 for people across the lifespan who have a disability. Discussion will include staying safe and receiving community-based services and supports, as well as tips for wellness and what to do in case someone with a disability becomes ill.
Click here to register

 

WED | APRIL 15 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Project ImPACT Evidence-Based Parent Training in ASD
WEBINAR | This webinar will describe the program, and will review the challenges and triumphs of moving from therapist-directed intervention models to parent-engaged models of care.
Click here to register

 

FRI | APRIL 17 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
ASD Telehealth Evaluations and Resources
WEBINAR | This webinar is for ASD administrators and evaluators who work with families covered by Medicaid. This webinar will cover recommended telehealth evaluation procedures and modifications during COVID-19. This webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Click here to register

 

TUES | APRIL 21 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
ASD Evaluation: Best Practice in Comorbid and Differential Diagnosis: Part 1
WEBINAR | This two-part webinar-based course (April 21 and 23) is designed to provide mental health professionals and administrators with advanced understanding of the process for accurate differential and comorbid diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in toddlers, children, and teens. Attendance is required at Part I and Part II to receive CE credit. This webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Click here to register

 

WED | APRIL 22 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET
Session 2: Advice from Family Members and Caregivers on Dealing with COVID-19
WEBINAR | Learn tips and strategies from caregivers and family members on how to organize daily life of caring for someone who has ID/DD and planning what to do if you get sick. Hear thoughts on balancing needs of taking care of children/adults with disability with caregiver's needs. Ideas on how to help address/relieve anxiety, stay calm and carry on will be shared.
Click here to register

 

THURS | APRIL 23 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
ASD Evaluation: Best Practice in Comorbid and Differential Diagnosis: Part 2
WEBINAR | This two-part webinar-based course (April 21 and 23) is designed to provide mental health professionals and administrators with advanced understanding of the process for accurate differential and comorbid diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in toddlers, children, and teens. Attendance is required at Part I and Part II to receive CE credit. This webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Click here to register

 

MON | APRIL 27 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Family Navigation to Reduce Disparities in ASD
WEBINAR | Patient navigation, originally developed to address healthcare disparities, could facilitate referral, evaluation, and linkage to early intervention (EI) services. This project evaluated the effect of family navigation for children with positive ASD screening on referral, evaluation and linkage to EI services.
Click here to register

 

TUES | APRIL 28 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
ASD Differential Diagnosis in Young Children
WEBINAR | This half day webinar-based course is offered on two dates (4/28/2020 & 5/5/2020). Please select the one date that works best for your schedule. This course is designed to provide professionals advanced training in differential and comorbid diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in toddlers and young children. The focus of this course will surround best practice use of ASD assessment tools and assessment of common differential and comorbid conditions for young children. This webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Click here to register

 

WED | APRIL 29 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Adaptations of CBT for People with ASD
WEBINAR | This webinar will focus on the technique of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for people with ASD, as well as research findings related to efficacy.
Click here to register

 

WED | APRIL 29 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET
Session 3: Advice from People who have a Disability on Dealing with COVID-19
WEBINAR | Hear from self-advocates and allies on how to deal with COVID-19 as they share tips and strategies on hand washing, mental health, nutrition, and exercise. Steps on how to work with personal care attendants and direct support providers will be reviewed. Be safe in your relationships - what does social distancing mean in your friendships and relationships.
Click here to register

 

WED | APRIL 30 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET
Session 4: Advice on Your Questions
WEBINAR | Join this webinar for an Open Question and Answer Session, with a panel of representatives from the medical field, self-advocates, caregivers and federal partners.
Click here to register

 


MAY 2020

MI-DDI Events

None at this time

 

Partner Events

TUES | MAY 5 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (EVENT POSTPONED)

Self-Determination Conference

LANSING, MI | Hosted by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services & The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

This conference will broaden and deepen your understanding of the crucial elements of Self-Direction and the importance of Self-Determination in Behavioral Health.

Save the Date Flyer

Call for Presentations Submission Form - Submission Deadline January 31, 2020

 

 

TUES | MAY 5 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
ASD Differential Diagnosis in Young Children
WEBINAR | This half day webinar-based course is offered on two dates (4/28/2020 & 5/5/2020). Please select the one date that works best for your schedule. This course is designed to provide professionals advanced training in differential and comorbid diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in toddlers and young children. The focus of this course will surround best practice use of ASD assessment tools and assessment of common differential and comorbid conditions for young children. This webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Click here to register

 

 

THURS | MAY 21

Save-the-date! Life Without Limits through Assistive Technology Conference & Expo

DETROIT, MI | Hosted by United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Detroit. Scholarships are available for parents and persons with disabilities.

Call for Presenters - Submission Deadline January 7, 2020

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendor Registration & Program Ad Form

 


JUNE 2020

MI-DDI Events

TUES & WED | JUNE 2 & 3 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Independent Facilitator Training
MARQUETTE | IF Training hosted by The Arc of Midland and MI-DDI. Attendees must be 18+, able to pass background check, and not employed by a Community Mental Health or a contracted provider agency.
Marquette Event Flyer
Click here to register by May 22, 2020

 

WED | JUNE 24 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MI-SIBS: Person Centered Planning and Charting the LifeCourse
WEBINAR | Click here to access the Save the Date flyer

 

Partner Events

TUES | JUNE 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Macomb County ACES Job Fair: A job fair for individuals with disabilities
CLINTON TOWNSHIP | This free event will provide you with the chance to interview with some of Macomb County's top employers.
ACES Job Fair Event Flyer
Click here to register by March 20, 2020

 

TUES | JUNE 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Tool Usage and Data Integration in ASD Evaluations: Part I Young Child
WEBINAR | Part I of this two-part webinar-based course is designed to provide mental health professionals with advanced understanding of tool use and data integration for accurate differential and comorbid diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in toddlers. Attendance is suggested but required at Part I and Part II. To receive CE credit attendance for the full session is required. This webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Click here to register

 

TUES | JUNE 9 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Tool Usage and Data Integration in ASD Evaluations: Part II School-Aged Children, Teens, & Young Adults
WEBINAR | Part II of this two-part webinar-based course is designed to provide mental health professionals with advanced understanding of tool use and data integration for accurate differential and comorbid diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in school-aged children, teens, and young adults. Attendance is suggested but required at Part I and Part II. To receive CE credit attendance for the full session is required. This webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Click here to register

 

WED | JUNE 10 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
When The ADOS-2 Cannot Be Scored: ASD Evaluation with Sensory and Motoric Impairment
WEBINAR | This webinar will address ASD evaluation recommendations when the ADOS-2 cannot be scored due to sensory impairments, including visual and hearing impairments, or motoric limitations. This webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Click here to register

 


JULY 2020

MI-DDI Events

WED | JULY 22 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET
Overview of Independent Facilitation
WEBINAR | Attendees will learn what Independent Facilitation is, and how it can be useful in Person-Centered Planning. Barriers and strategies for using Independent Facilitation will also be discussed.
Register for this webinar

 

Partner Events

None at this time

 


AUGUST 2020

MI-DDI Events

TUES & WED | AUGUST 18 & 19 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Independent Facilitator Training   (CANCELLED)
FLINT | IF Training hosted by The Arc of Midland and MI-DDI. Attendees must be 18+, able to pass background check, and not employed by a Community Mental Health or a contracted provider agency.
Flint Event Flyer
Register by August 7, 2020

 

TUES & WED | AUGUST 18 & 19 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Independent Facilitator Training   (CANCELLED)
GAYLORD | IF Training hosted by The Arc of Midland and MI-DDI. Attendees must be 18+, able to pass background check, and not employed by a Community Mental Health or a contracted provider agency.
Gaylord Event Flyer
Register by August 7, 2020

 

THURS | AUGUST 20 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MI-SIBS: Home and Community Based Services Rule Guide for Individuals and Family Members
WEBINAR | A webinar presenting information on the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule. This rule was released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve the quality of community mental health services.
Register for this webinar

 

Partner Events

WED | AUGUST 12 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Common Errors in ASD Evaluation: Lessons Learned from Second Opinion Evaluations
WEBINAR | This webinar will address commonly seen errors and issues arising in second opinion ASD evaluations. This webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
Register for this webinar

 

WED, THURS, & FRI | AUGUST 19 - 21 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (EVENT RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 18-20, 2021)
2020 Gentle Teaching International Conference
ANN ARBOR | Join the nearly 400 attendees from around the world to learn and be inspired by how Gentle Teaching principles are being applied in many areas and across many disciplines.
Call for Presenters information
Sponsorship options
Sponsorship response form

 

 


SEPTEMBER 2020

MI-DDI Events

TUES & WED | SEPTEMBER 29 & 30 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm each day
Independent Facilitator Training
VIRTUAL | IF Training hosted by The Arc of Midland and MI-DDI. Attendees must be 18+, able to pass background check, and not employed by a Community Mental Health or a contracted provider agency.
Register by September 15, 2020

 

Partner Events

TUES | SEPTEMBER 1 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Self-Determination Conference - Day 1
VIRTUAL | Conference hosted by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan. This conference contains content tracks appropriate for all individuals who receive services, family members, case managers, supports coordinators, clinicians, CMH administrative and clinical staff, providers, HCBS and waiver coordinators, fiscal intermediaries and independent facilitators.
Event Flyer
Register

 

THURS | SEPTEMBER 3 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Self-Determination Conference - Day 2
VIRTUAL | Conference hosted by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan. This conference contains content tracks appropriate for all individuals who receive services, family members, case managers, supports coordinators, clinicians, CMH administrative and clinical staff, providers, HCBS and waiver coordinators, fiscal intermediaries and independent facilitators.
Event Flyer
Register

 

THURS | SEPTEMBER 10 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Self-Determination Conference - Day 3
VIRTUAL | Conference hosted by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan. This conference contains content tracks appropriate for all individuals who receive services, family members, case managers, supports coordinators, clinicians, CMH administrative and clinical staff, providers, HCBS and waiver coordinators, fiscal intermediaries and independent facilitators.
Event Flyer
Register

 

MON | SEPTEMBER 14 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Self-Determination Conference - Day 4
VIRTUAL | Conference hosted by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan. This conference contains content tracks appropriate for all individuals who receive services, family members, case managers, supports coordinators, clinicians, CMH administrative and clinical staff, providers, HCBS and waiver coordinators, fiscal intermediaries and independent facilitators.
Event Flyer
Register

 

TUES | SEPTEMBER 15 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
"Ray" of Light: 36 Years in the Making
VIRTUAL | Conference hosted by MORC, Inc. Ray Schuholz, a community leader residing in Wayne County, Michigan, will share his story that includes living in an institution to now living independently for the last 36 years. You will be reminded of the value of your contribution for the continuance of our community
effort.
Event Flyer
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THURS | SEPTEMBER 17 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Getting the Most out of Mental Health Services
VIRTUAL | Speaker will discuss the services that are available to persons with disabilies, how to access those services, and what to do if you are denied the services you need. Email tequila@thearcww.org to RSVP for this event.

 

THURS | SEPTEMBER 24 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Creating Structure and Setting Boundaries
VIRTUAL | Conference hosted by MORC, Inc. During this presentation, you will have the opportunity to explore the importance of setting and maintaining boundaries not only with the people you support but with your team members.
effort.
Event Flyer
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OCTOBER 2020

MI-DDI Events

TUES & WED | OCTOBER 6 & 7 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm   (CANCELED)
Independent Facilitator Training
WEST BRANCH | IF Training hosted by The Arc of Midland and MI-DDI. Attendees must be 18+, able to pass background check, and not employed by a Community Mental Health or a contracted provider agency.
West Branch Event Flyer
Register by September 11, 2020

 

WED  | OCTOBER 14 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MI-SIBS: Adult Sibling Panel
WEBINAR | A webinar where a panel of adults will discuss their experience as siblings of individuals with disabilities. Panelists will share their concerns and opportunities to support their siblings with disabilities.
Register for this webinar

 

THURS | OCTOBER 22 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Film Screening: Intelligent Lives
VIRTUAL | Sign up to attend a virtual film screening of Intelligent Lives, hosted by the Wayne State University student group, Students Sharing Success (S3)! The screening will be followed by a discussion session.
Register for the event

 

MON, TUES, WED, & THURS | OCTOBER 19, 20, 21, & 22 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm each day
Independent Facilitator Training
VIRTUAL | IF Training hosted by The Arc of Midland and MI-DDI. Attendees must be 18+, able to pass background check, and not employed by a Community Mental Health or a contracted provider agency.
Register by October 5, 2020

 

Partner Events

THURS | OCTOBER 1 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Social Security
VIRTUAL | Speaker will discuss the how to apply for and the services available to your son or daughter with a disability, including SSI, SSDI, and DAC. Email tequila@thearcww.org to RSVP for this event.

 

THURS, FRI, & SAT | OCTOBER 1, 2, & 3  (CANCELLED)
2020 Self Advocates Becoming Empowered Conference
DENVER | More information
Call for Presenters

 

MON | OCTOBER 5 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Voting with Disabilities in Michigan: Why We Vote
VIRTUAL | Hear from 5 panel members on why it's important for people with disabilities to vote.

 

WED | OCTOBER 7 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Voting with Disabilities in Michigan: Know Your Rights
VIRTUAL | Hear from 3 panel experts as they answer questions regarding your voting rights.

 

THURS | OCTOBER 15 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Transitions Planning and Turning 18
VIRTUAL | Speaker will discuss the legal requirements of IEPs regarding transition planning, career and interest assessments, student, family and school responsibilities, community resources, and how to make a smooth transition from school to post school life. Email tequila@thearcww.org to RSVP for this event.

 

MON-FRI | OCTOBER 26-30 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Living with Autism Workshop
VIRTUAL | A 5-day virtual autism conference featuring Temple Grandin and an array of autism experts for parents and professionals.

 

THURS | OCTOBER 29 from 3:00 pm
MDHHS Self-Determination Policy and Technical Guidance
VIRTUAL | Please join staff from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and partner organizations (The Arc Michigan, Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, Integrated Services of Kalamazoo) for a brief roll out and description of the updated Self Determination Policy and Technical Guidance. This is a free webinar. There are no CEs for this webinar. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

THURS | OCTOBER 29 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Department of Human Services
VIRTUAL | Speaker will discuss the programs and services available to your son or daughter with a disability, including Medicaid, Food Stamps and Adult Home Help. Email tequila@thearcww.org to RSVP for this event.


NOVEMBER 2020

MI-DDI Events

MON | NOVEMBER 16 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Empowerment Education: Self-Advocates and Direct Support Professionals Working in Partnership to Achieve Life's Dreams
VIRTUAL | This training is designed for people with disabilities and their direct support professionals. By attending the training and working together as a team, participants will learn about effective self-advocacy techniques. The training will also focus on the role of direct support professionals in assisting self-advocates to help them get what they want out of life.
Register

 

MON | NOVEMBER 16 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
An Overview of Independent Facilitation
VIRTUAL | Have you heard about Independent Facilitation but don't know if it's right for you or your loved one? Have you thought about becoming a trained Independent Facilitator? Attendees will learn what Independent Facilitation is, and how it can be useful in Person-Centered Planning. Barriers and strategies for using Independent Facilitation will also be discussed.
Register

 

Partner Events

THURS | NOVEMBER 12 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Supporting People in Decision Making
VIRTUAL | Attorney Roxanne Chang will discuss the various options for supporting people in making important decisions, such as Power of Attorney, Representative Payee, and Trusts. Email tequila@thearcww.org to RSVP for this event.

 

THURS | NOVEMBER 19 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary Celebration
VIRTUAL | Join the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council on a call continuing to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary. Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Chairperson, Bonnie González, and guests will share how the ADA has impacted their lives.
Register

 

THURS & MON | NOVEMBER 19 & 23

VIRTUAL | The Catching Hope two-part webinar series will be delivered by a longstanding partner in our advocacy and educational effort, Sherri Rushman. This training provides details about what a Hope Giver, Hoper Receiver and Hope Stealer is, personal stories to highlight what each is, promotes people giving hope and becoming Hope Givers.

Register for Part 1 (Nov. 19, 1:30 - 3:00 PM)

Register for Part 2 (Nov. 23, 1:30 - 3:00 PM)

 

 

MON & TUES | NOVEMBER 23 & 24
10th Annual Michigan College Access Network Conference
LANSING | The conference provides an opportunity for community and education leaders to meet, share ideas and participate in educational workshops meant to increase college readiness, participation, and completion in their community. It is anticipated that nearly 500 college access professionals, educators, and community leaders will attend! 
Register

 

 


DECEMBER 2020

MI-DDI Events

MON | DECEMBER 7 from 10:00 am - 12:00
Empowerment Education Training: 10 Successful and Assertive Steps for Working with Professionals
VIRTUAL | This training is designed to give you practical ideas on how to increase your own level of assertiveness when working with professionals in service to people with disabilities. 
Register by Friday, December 4, 2020

 

 

Partner Events

No scheduled events at this time.