Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five Year State Plan 2012-2016


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Interagency Efforts around Supportive Employment
  • Peer Mentor Pilot- “This pilot has involved the training of 22 individuals with DD to help others with DD to reach their life goals and increase their community involvement and self advocacy. The pilot has involved numerous workshops and trainings culminating with internships at the peer mentors local Community Mental Health. The vision of the planning workgroup is to develop a ‘Train the Trainer’ model so that the curriculum and lessons learned may be shared with other CMHSPs across the state.”
  • “MDCH and MRS have developed a partnership to improve the employment outcomes for individuals with DD. The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) has assisted with training peer mentors as well as sponsoring their attendance at numerous workshops.”
  • “The Michigan Commission for the Blind has assisted with the coordination of a peer mentor’s internship.”
Interagency Efforts around Rehabilitative Services
  • “MRS currently has interagency agreements with the Michigan Departments of Community Health, Education, Health and Human Services, as well as with Michigan Works! and Adult Literacy to help better serve Michigan’s citizens with disabilities.”
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships