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ADA Compliance Division Update - June 2021

The State ADA Compliance Division (ADACD) has the following trainings occurring in June 2021:

  • SOM Disability Resources: Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP)
    • Date: June 17
    • Time: 10 am - 12 pm
  • Disability Cultural Competency: Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing
    • Date: June 29
    • Time: TBD

The ADACD is also providing resources to state departments with ideas for commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The anniversary of the signing of the ADA is Monday, July 26, 2021.

Anthony Ianni

AI has the following presentations and trainings scheduled for June 2021:

  • June 15th: Lansing & Michigan Teacher Summer Institute Presentations
  • June 22nd: Michigan Teacher Summer Institute Presentation 
  • June 30th: Correction's Education Conference 

Jackie Debusschere

Jackie has taken on the role of Training Coordinator. Jackie is assisting with obtaining all internal and external MDCR trainings.  All trainings will be branded and/or updated. Remember to get all trainings to Jackie as soon as possible.

Jackie also coordinates the MDCR Intern Program. MDCR's Intern Program officially launched in March. In order to offer internships, departments were required to submit a list of job responsibilities and educational requirements as well as complete a Division/Office Intern Plan which outlined how each division would provide a meaningful education experience for students in the program. All internship opportunities are posted on NEOGOV, the state's online job search portal, and applications are submitted through this website. Each internship duration is for one semester only and will be reposted for each subsequent semester moving forward. This summer, we will begin networking with local colleges to promote our Intern Program in addition to sharing on NEOGOV.

During an internship at MDCR, all interns participate in an orientation, receive two emailed surveys at 30 days and 60 days to measure successes and opportunities as well as provide feedback, receive a progress report from their managers half way through their internship, and complete an exit interview during their last week.

We currently have six interns for the summer semester in the program - two in communications, two in the legal office, one in the executive office and one in the equity office, with more interns being added for the Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing and Community Engagement in the coming weeks.