Past Events

 

JANUARY, 2019

MI-DDI Events

TUES | JANUARY 8

MI-LEND Module 8 Zoom Session

5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m | Interdisplinary Training Webinar | *Note: For MI-LEND Trainees, Faculty and Mentors Only.

 

THURS | JANUARY 17

MI-DDI Special Interest Forum Series- Forum #3: Inclusive Education & Inclusive Communities

5:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m | Webinar

 

TUES | JANUARY 22

MI-LEND Module 9 Zoom Session

5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m | Interdisplinary Training Webinar | *Note: For MI-LEND Trainees, Faculty and Mentors Only.

 

WED | JANUARY 23

Michigan Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Transition Project: B Waiver Survey Results

9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m |  Webinar | *Note: The webinar will be presented on two dates. Space is limited so please register for one date. 

 

WED | JANUARY 30

Michigan Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Transition Project: B Waiver Survey Results

2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m |  Webinar | *Note: The webinar will be presented on two dates. Space is limited so please register for one date. 

 

Partner Events

TUES | JANUARY 8

National Center on Disability in Public Health Series, Hosted by AUCD

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m ET | Webinar

 

THURS | JANUARY 10

Learn About: IEP 101 at The Arc of Kent County, Hosted by Michigan Alliance for Families

7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m | Webinar

 

THURS | JANUARY 24

Learn About: PLAAFP Statement at The Arc of Kent County, Hosted by Michigan Alliance for Families

7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m | Webinar

 

WED | JANUARY 30

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy with Sandee Koski, Hosted by Michigan Alliance for Families

5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m | Webinar

 


FEBRUARY, 2019

MI-DDI Events

TUES | FEBRUARY 12

MI-LEND Module 10 Zoom Session

5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m | Interdisplinary Training Webinar | *Note: For MI-LEND Trainees, Faculty and Mentors Only.

 

TUES | FEBRUARY 26

MI-LEND Module 11 Zoom Session

5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m | Interdisplinary Training Webinar | *Note: For MI-LEND Trainees, Faculty and Mentors Only.

 

Partner Events

THURS | FEBRUARY 7

Learn About: Goals and Objectives at The Arc of Kent County, Hosted by Michigan Alliance for Families

7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m | Webinar

 

TUES | FEBRUARY 19

Alex Kimmel Presentation/Webinar (Click here to register)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m | Webinar

 

THURS | FEBRUARY 21

Learn About: Support Services, Accommodations and Modifications at The Arc of Kent County, Hosted by Michigan Alliance for Families

7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m | Webinar

 


MARCH, 2019

MI-DDI Events

FRI | MARCH 1

MI-LEND Face-to-Face #5

9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m | Interdisplinary Training | *Note: For MI-LEND Trainees, Faculty and Mentors Only.

 

TUES | MARCH 12

MI-LEND Module 12 Zoom Session

5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m | Interdisplinary Training Webinar | *Note: For MI-LEND Trainees, Faculty and Mentors Only.

 

THUR | MARCH 21

MI-DDI Special Interest Forum on Inclusive Postsecondary Education (Online)

5:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m | Free Zoom Session | 1 Social Work CE Available ($10 Pending Approval)

 

TUES | MARCH 26

MI-LEND Module 13 Zoom Session

5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m | Interdisplinary Training Webinar | *Note: For MI-LEND Trainees, Faculty and Mentors Only.

 

Partner Events

THUR | MARCH 21

In-Person Training: Finding Possibility in a Sea of Challenges: Building a Quality Direct Support Workforce (Click to learn more)

9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m | Troy, MI | Training for service providers | Strategies and tools for retaining and recruiting DSPs.

 

THUR | MARCH 22

In-Person Training: Finding Possibility in a Sea of Challenges: Building a Quality Direct Support Workforce (Click to learn more)

9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m | Lansing, MI | Training for service providers | Strategies and tools for retaining and recruiting DSPs.

 

WED | MARCH 27

The Arc Community Advocates 12th Annual Inclusion Conference

8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m | One-day Conference at the WMU Fetzer Center | Breakout Sessions and Keynote Speaker Cindy Burkhour

 

FRI | MARCH 29

Intelligent Lives Documentary Screening

10:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m | Join the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council and Detroit Wayne Mental health Authority for a free screening of the film and discussion | Registration required.

 


APRIL, 2019

MI-DDI Events

TUES | APRIL 9

MI-LEND Module 14 Zoom Session

5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m | Interdisplinary Training Webinar | *Note: For MI-LEND Trainees, Faculty and Mentors Only.

 

FRI | APRIL 12

MI-LEND Face-to-Face #6

9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m | Interdisplinary Training | *Note: For MI-LEND Trainees, Faculty and Mentors Only.

 

FRI | APRIL 29-30

2019 Issues in Aging Conference

9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m | Presented by WSU Institute of Gerontology, Alzheimer's Association Greater Michigan Chapter, Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center (U of M) | Location: Schoolcraft College, VisTaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI

 

Partner Events

THUR | APRIL 4

I/DD and Dementia Forum

1:00 - 3:00 PM | Informational Forum Sponsored by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council and the 2019 NDSS Adult Summit | Detroit Marriott at the renaissance Center, Detroit, MI

 

TUES. & WEDS | APRIL 16-17

35th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference

Two Days | Statewide Conference | Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI

 


MAY, 2019

MI-DDI Events

FRI | MAY 17  **CONFERENCE CAPACITY IS NOW FULL!**

MCFARES and the Michigan FASD Task Force Present: Living and Learning with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference

LANSING , MI | Statewide Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

 

Partner Events

WED-THRUS | MAY 1-2

SELF ADVOCACY AT THE CAPITAL, Presented by the Self Advocates of Michigan and the Michigan DD Council

Click here to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLHH22W

LANSING, MI  | Legislative Event

 

FRI | MAY 3

2019 FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND DISABILITY RESOURCE SUMMIT, Presented by the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Click here for more information: https://events.waynemetro.org/event/2019-financial-inclusion-and-disability-resource-summit/e225528

DETROIT, MI  | Charles H Wright Museum of African American History

 

THUR | MAY 9

UCP of Metro Detroit presents the 12th Annual "Life Without Limits through Assistive Technology" Conference and Expo

DETROIT, MI | Click here for the conference brochure

 

THUR | MAY 16

Colloquium at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute on Thursday, May 16th at 12:00 PM by Dr. Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, from the University of California - San Diego (Click here for Dr. Chambers' brief biography)

WSU CAMPUS, DETROIT, MI | Click here for the colloquium brochure

 

THUR | MAY 23

MORC presents Langauge of Hope Featuring Ray Schuholz

ONLINE | Click here for the conference brochure or Click here to register for the webinar

 

WED-FRI | MAY 29-31

5th Annual Michigan Peer Conference, Click here for the Conference Call for Proposals (Due by February 8, 2019)

LANSING CENTER, LANSING, MICHIGAN | The conference theme is "People, Purpose, and Passion: Celebrating Success" to promote and advance statewide collaboration, partnerships, and connections. Click here to register.

 


JUNE, 2019

MI-DDI Events

WED | JUNE 26

The Importance of TRUE Person Centered Planning

PIONEER RESOURCES, 1145 E. WESLEY (BUILDING C), MUSKEEGON, MI | Seminar from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, click the link above to register and learn more.

 

THUR | JUNE 27 

Free Webinar Training for Michigan Direct Support Professionals (Click here to register)

ONLINE| Training entitled "Living a Self-Determined Life" presented by the Empowerment Education Training Initiative.

 

Partner Events

SAT | JUNE 8

Dance-Ability Workshop

LIGHT BOX STUDIO, 8641 LINWOOD, DETROIT | Workshop from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, presented by Detroit Disability Power.

 

WED | JUNE 12

AUCD National Center on Disability in Public Health Twitter Chat

ONLINE | Join the Twitter Chat on @AUCDNews Twitter Account, June 12 from 3-4:00 PM ET

 

THUR | JUNE 27 

Webinar: The Star Raft. Gather your circle, set a good direction, take the helm!

ONLINE| Webinar presented by MORC Inc.

 

THUR | JUNE 27 

Autism Alliance of Michigan Independent Living Training (Click here for the full flyer)

30400 Telegraph Rd. Ste. 151 BINGHAM FARMS, MI 48025 | Live Training will be from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and is Free

 

FRI | JUNE 28

Disability Across the Lifespan Advocacy Training (Click here for the full flyer)

30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 151, BINGHAM FARMS, MI 48025 | Live Training will be from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM and is Free

 

SAT | JUNE 29 

All of Us Journey Exhibit and Q and A (Click her for Flyer)

DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY| Come view the All of Us traveling exhibit and live Q and A from 12-2:00 PM with WSU Associate Professor and Director of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, Angela Trepanier, MS, CGC

 


JULY, 2019

MI-DDI Events

None at this time

 

Partner Events

THURS | JULY 18

Webinar: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 10 Tips Law Enforcement Officers Need to Know (Click to Register)

ONLINE | Click the link above to learn more about this important webinar offered by The Arc U.S.

 

SAT | JULY 20

Parent Mentor Training sponsored by The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

MACOMB ISD, 44001 GARFIELD, CLINTON TWSP. | Click the link above for details and registration information.

 

WED & THURS | JULY 31 & AUG 1

Employment First Conference

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, NOVI | Join us for the Employment First Conference!

 


AUGUST, 2019

MI-DDI Events

TUES & WED | AUG 13-14 & AUG 20-21

Independent Facilitator Trainings in MI

Schoolcraft College 39201, Livonia & Cippewa Nature Center, Midland | Click on the link above to register!

 

Partner Events

WED & THURS | JULY 31 & AUG 1

Employment First Conference

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, NOVI | Join us for the Employment First Conference!

 

MON | AUG 12

Health Michigan Plan Webinar

ONLINE | Join the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for this informative Webinar.

 

 


SEPTEMBER, 2019

MI-DDI Events

THURS | SEPT 12

Diabetes Listening Session for Individuals with IDD, Click here for the flyer and to register

The Arc Michigan, 1325 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, Michigan 48910 | This listening session is open to adults 18 years and older with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

 

Partner Events

WED | SEPT 11

Michigan Self-Advocacy Summit: Speak Up! Speak Out! Click here to register.

LANSING, MI | Register for the 2019 Michigan Self-Advocacy Summit! September 11th from 9 AM - 4 PM

 

THURS | SEPT 12

Care Coordination Training for Parents/Caregivers of Children with Epilepsy (Seizures) and other Special Health care Needs in the Detroit Area

Wayne County Community College, Northwest Campus, 8200 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan | Click the link here for the flyer.

 

FRI | SEPT 13

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Crucial Conversations Meeting (Click here to rtegister by Sept. 10)

Wayne County Community College, Northwest Campus, 8200 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan | Click the link here for the flyer.

 

MON | SEPT 16

Family Engagement Training for advocacy organizations, educators, employment providers, individuals with disabilities and families.

TROY, MI | Register for this FREE Family Engagement Training and learn more through the link above.

 

TUES | SEPT 17

Family Engagement Training for advocacy organizations, educators, employment providers, individuals with disabilities and families.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI | Register for this FREE Family Engagement Training and learn more through the link above.

 

THURS | SEPT 19

Family Engagement Training for advocacy organizations, educators, employment providers, individuals with disabilities and families.

MARQUETTE, MI | Register for this FREE Family Engagement Training and learn more through the link above.

 


OCTOBER, 2019

MI-DDI Events

WED | OCT 23 from 10:00 - 11:00 am

Webinar: Michigan Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Individuals and Family Members (Click here for flyer)

ONLINE | For individuals receiving CMH services and family members. Click here to register for this informative HCBS webinar.

 

MON | OCT 28 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Webinar: Michigan Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Individuals and Family Members (Click here for flyer)

ONLINE | For individuals receiving CMH services and family members. Click here to register for this informative HCBS webinar.

 

WED | OCT 30

Training: The Importance of TRUE Person Centered Planning (Click for full flyer)

Brookview Club House, 1301 Brookview Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | Click on the link above for registration information.

 

Partner Events

MON-WED | OCT 14-16

Training: Leading Sexuality Education Classes for Individuals with I/DD

GAYLORD, MI | 3962 Wilkinson Rd. Click the link above to learn more and to register.

 

WED | OCT 16 

Click here to RSVP to attend the online screening

ONLINE | Join the maker and stars of Intelligent Lives for a LIVE online screening and discussion of the film!

 

WED-THURS | OCT 16-17

Conference: Relationships and Developmental Transitions from Infancy to Early Adulthood for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

CLINTON TWP., MI | Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp, MI 48038

 

THURS | OCT 24

Superfest Disability Film Festival

DETROIT, MI | Detroit Institute of Arts. Click the link above to learn more and purchase tickets.

 

 

 


NOVEMBER, 2019

MI-DDI Events

None at this time

 

Partner Events

SAT | NOV 16

Kalamazoo Listening Session - Michigan Long-Term Services & Supports Feasibility Study (Click here for registration information)

KALAMAZOO, MI | Do you have a care story? Are you a family caregiver, older adult or person with a disability receiving long-term care, or a direct care worker? Join our listening session, share your story, participate in a statewide study around long-term care and the care workforce.

Event Flyer

Michigan Caring Majority Policy Advocacy: Increase Slots & Funding for the MI Choice Waiver Program

Michigan HB 4674: Michigan Long Term Care Study

 

MON | NOV 18

27th Annual parenting Awareness Michigan Conference (Click here for registration information)

EAST LANSING, MI | For individuals who work with parents and families, educators, service providers, school personnel, parent network, coalition members, parent leaders and volunteers, and anyone interested in parenting. Learn about parenting issues, programs, and resources!

 

MON | NOV 18

Grand Rapids Listening Session - Michigan Long-Term Services & Supports Feasibility Study (Click here for registration information)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI | Do you have a care story? Are you a family caregiver, older adult or person with a disability receiving long-term care, or a direct care worker? Join our listening session, share your story, participate in a statewide study around long-term care and the care workforce.

Event Flyer

Michigan Caring Majority Policy Advocacy: Increase Slots & Funding for the MI Choice Waiver Program

Michigan HB 4674: Michigan Long Term Care Study

 

SAT | NOV 23

Detroit Listening Session - Michigan Long-Term Services & Supports Feasibility Study (Click here for registration information)

DETROIT, MI | Do you have a care story? Are you a family caregiver, older adult or person with a disability receiving long-term care, or a direct care worker? Join our listening session, share your story, participate in a statewide study around long-term care and the care workforce.

Michigan Caring Majority Policy Advocacy: Increase Slots & Funding for the MI Choice Waiver Program

Michigan HB 4674: Michigan Long Term Care Study

 


DECEMBER, 2019

MI-DDI Events

TUES | DEC 17 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Webinar: Legislative Advocacy with the Empowerment Education Training Initiative (Click here for flyer)
ONLINE | For Direct Support Professionals, Home Help Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants, Paraprofessionals, People with Disabilities and Family Members.
PRE-registeration necessary! Click here to pre-register.

 

Partner Events

SUN | DEC 15

Upper Peninsula Listening Session - Michigan Long-Term Services & Supports Feasibility Study (Click here for registration information)

UPPER PENINSULA, MI | Do you have a care story? Are you a family caregiver, older adult or person with a disability receiving long-term care, or a direct care worker? Join our listening session, share your story, participate in a statewide study around long-term care and the care workforce.

Event Flyer

Michigan Caring Majority Policy Advocacy: Increase Slots & Funding for the MI Choice Waiver Program

Michigan HB 4674: Michigan Long Term Care Study