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

 

THURS | APRIL 23 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
COVID-19 Caregiver Meeting
WEBINAR | We would like to learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting your life, and the life of your family member with a disability. Caregivers to family members with developmental disabilities (of all ages) and people with disabilities are welcome to attend. 
Click here to access the meeting the day of the event
Click here for flyer

 

THURS | APRIL 30 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Empowerment Education: Living a Self Determined Life
WEBINAR | This training module was designed to give participants an opportunity to delve deeper into the concepts and tools involved with living a self-determined life. This module will examine aspects of living a self-determined life in greater detail by breaking down the various characteristics and elements of a self-determined life.
Click here to download flyer
Click here to register by April 28, 2020

 

THURS | APRIL 30 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Empowerment Education: Conflict Resolution
WEBINAR | This training is designed to help you understand what causes conflict and learn ways you can respond to conflict in a constructive manner.
Click here to download flyer
Click here to register by April 28, 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 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Michigan Disability Community
ONLINE/TELEPHONE SESSION | Join the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council for an online/telephone session regarding the impact of COVID-19 on people with developmental disabilities in Michigan. This session will be an opportunity to share your challenges and learn about resources available.
Click here to join via Zoom the day of the event (Meeting ID: 920 1340 7350, Password: 027366) OR click here to join the event on Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council's Facebook page via live Facebook stream.

 

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

 

TUES | APRIL 28 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual Independent Living Training

WEBINAR | Hosted by Autism Alliance of Michigan

This free virtual caregiver training will address maintaining best health, community integration, safety in the home and community, disability-specific tools and resources, and disability rights and independence.

Click here to access flyer

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

 

 

WED | MAY 13 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Supporting the Caregiver Through a Crisis

WEBINAR | Hosted by MORC

Join for an opportunity to be reminded of the value of the Direct Support Professional role and how the tenets of a Culture of Gentleness can help navigate you through the increased demands resulting from social distancing and the emotional toll this societal change has created.

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   (EVENT POSTPONED)
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

 

THURS | JUNE 4 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Empowerment Education: Legislative Advocacy for Direct Support Professionals
WEBINAR | This free training module was developed for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) interested in making positive changes in policies that directly affect their work. These issues include low wages, high turnover, and a lack of portable training. This module will teach DSPs how to effectively advocate for change. 
Event Flyer
Click here to register by June 2, 2020

 

WED | JUNE 24 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MI-SIBS: Person Centered Planning and Charting the LifeCourse
WEBINAR | A webinar on how person centered planning (PCP) identifies the individual's strengths, goals, choices, and support needs, as well as their desired outcomes. PCP leads to a plan where choices and preferences are honored.
Click here to register

 

 

Partner Events

TUES | JUNE 2 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Coping with COVID-19 for Direct Support Professionals
WEBINAR | This webinar is designed for direct support professionals supporting people with intellectual disabilities (ID). It will explore the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ways to cope with these stressors and find ways to still thrive will be explored.
Click here to register

 

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

 

MON | JUNE 8 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Coping with COVID-19 for People Receiving Supports
WEBINAR | In this session we will talk about how hard things are because of COVID-19. What is true and not true will be talked about. There will be time for questions and comments and some fun as well.
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

 

MON | JUNE 15 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Coping with COVID-19 for Families
WEBINAR | This webinar will explore the unique stressors of COVID-19 and their particular impact on families of children of all ages with disabilities. Coping strategies will be explored and stories shared.
Click here to register

 

MON | JUNE 22 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Dealing with Grief and Loss
WEBINAR | The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating. This webinar will explore the effects of the loss and honor those who have lost their lives. Materials for such honoring will be shared.
Click here to register

 


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