Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team

Vision

The vision of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team is that all adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities have the supports and services necessary to be healthy, safe and successfully:

  • Contribute to their communities;
  • Earn an income in a non-segregated, community setting;
  • Live in their own homes;
  • Have full community inclusion, meaningful participation and membership;
  • Have friendships and relationships; and
  • Have a fulfilling life.

The vision of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team for children (under age 18) with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families is that they have the supports, services and advocacy necessary for the child to be healthy, safe and successfully:

  • Live with a supportive birth or adoptive family;
  • Acquire an education in their neighborhood community school;
  • Be active in the neighborhood and community activities;
  • Enjoy childhood and have friendships and relationships; and
  • Develop and prepare for adult life.

 

Mission

The mission of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team  (DDPIT) is to promote, articulate, encourage, provide leadership, and make recommendations that enable people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to achieve the lives they envision wherever they reside in Michigan.  This mission is actualized through DDPIT special reports and recommendations to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for improvements to supports and services.  Additionally, the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team seeks to disseminate this information to CMHSPs/PIHPs and advocacy organizations.

 

DDPIT Membership Roster

DDPIT Vision and Mission Statement

2016 DDPIT Meeting Minutes

2017 DDPIT Meeting Minutes

 

A Guide to Person-Centered Planning

Person-Centered Planning Policy Letter

The Importance of Relationships