Public Policy Committee

State Capitol Building- Lansing


Advocate for public policy that is responsive to the needs of people with disabilities. These efforts work toward people becoming independent members of the community. In addition to advocating for and promoting independence, the Committee offers advice and direction to the Council on public policy issues and concerns. Guiding the Committee are numerous objectives, including providing a forum for sound public policy; educating policymakers, advocates and consumers; and networking and collaboration throughout Michigan. 

Public Policy Brochure

2017 Public Policy Platform

Contact Information:

For more information and to receive information on public policy contact: 

Brett Williams

Meeting Dates:

The Public Policy Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month.

  • January 3, 2017
  • February 7, 2017
  • March 7, 2017- Legislative Day
  • April 4, 2017 
  • May 2, 2017
  • June 6, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • August 1, 2017
  • September 5, 2017
  • October 3, 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • December 5, 2017

Important Policy Information:

 Healthcare Information

What are the issues the Committee is addressing?


  • Achieve a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
  • Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act S. 192
  • Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rules


  • Budget Updates
  • Medical Transportation (non-emergency) NEMT
  • Transportation

Policy Updates:


Jan. 2017 





ABLE Accounts


How to Participate in a Teleconference: Etiquette 101 

Information for Direct Care Workers- from the Department of Labor

Employment First in Michigan Report

Governor Snyder Executive Budget

National Association of Council on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)

National Arc

Michigan Arc

Paying the Price: How Poverty Wages Undermine Home Care in America