Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council – 5 year state plan 2012-2016


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs
“With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include outreach, case management, assessment, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”
“MRS is an agency of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG) and a partner in the One-Stop Michigan Works! Centers for provision of employment and training services. MRS helps people prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment with a variety of services that are planned to meet the needs of the customer. 
“Based on an assessment of eligibility and the need for services, the MRS Counselor assists the individual in developing an Individual Plan for Employment (IPE). The IPE reflects the vocational goal of the individual, specific services needed to achieve that goal, vendors selected by the customer, and time frames for completion of the plan. The counselor provides vocational counseling and guidance and coordination of services and resources.”
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment