Take Your Legislator to Work

Melina Bucci with representative from Senator Moolenaar office

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has made the month of October a time to recognize disability employment. Click here to get more information on what you can do to promote NDEAM.

 


2017 Take Your Legislator To Work Campaign

The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council is gearing up for its Annual Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October). This Campaign is designed to highlight people with developmental disabilities who have community-integrated jobs. The council is now accepting recommendations for individuals to participate in this year’s campaign.

Participants will be selected based on the criteria listed in the application. Please note the number one criteria is participants must work in a competitive community-integrated setting, not in segregated employment.

Please review the participant criteria for consideration of recommending an individual for the campaign. Complete and submit the application to Meredith Smith at SmithM10@michigan.gov by 5:00 pm, Monday, May 8, 2017. Please inform the individual of your recommendation.

Should you have any questions, please contact Meredith Smith, Communications Representative at 517-284-7295 or SmithM10@michigan.gov.


2017 Take Your Legislator To Work Application


 2016 Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign

2016 Participants:

Shelby Hall

Sheryl Stumbaugh

Elizabeth Lerchen 

Michael Cieslak

Lelon Chism 

Charles Porterfield

Sarah Carmany

Ray Winright

Rayden Miller

Ken Bal


2015 Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign

2015 Participants:

Yash Mittal

Matt Janego

Daniel Purdy

Barbara Valliere

Jordan Caldwell

Grace Evans

Eric Vander Stel II

Mark Prater

Kyle Barker

Shana Holet

Linda Marshall

 

 


2014 Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month Video

2014 Participants:

Anne DeFrain
Marty Jensen
Melina Bucci
Paul Miller
Katie Waters
John Argo
Steve Abramson
Eric Chojnacki
Sara Piersma
Lindsay Griffith
 

 

 


 

 

  • Employment First Report
    On September 22nd, 2014  DD Network( MPAS, DDI and DD Council) released a report on Employment First in Michigan. This report outlines the dismal employment circumstances in Michigan for individuals with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
  • Employment First
    Policy that outlines that people with disabilities are employable and can work in an integrated work environment
  • Employment First in Michigan
    On August 13, 2013 the Council adopted a set of principles and mission statement for employment first policy in Michigan.
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Resources
    Here are some resources fro
    m ODEP to help celebrate NDEAM. It includes, articles, proclamations, social media posts, posters, and more!