Self-Advocates of Michigan Board (SAM)


Over the past year, Self-Advocates of Michigan (SAM) has been working to organize Michigan’s statewide Self-Advocacy network. SAM will have its next Board of Directors election in June 2017. The new Board will begin in July 2017.


This election will elect new Board members and officers. If you are interested in running for a position on the Board, please complete the application and submit it by email or US Mail or you can complete the online application. Applications are due Sunday, April 30, 2017. The applications will be reviewed. Individuals will then be contacted for an interview in May-June 2017.

The SAM Board of Directors leads the organization. Be reminded that being a leader of SAM means a time commitment of a few hours each month. You will be expected to attend the in-person meetings and participate in conference calls, training, and/or retreats. It will also include work in between meetings.

The SAM Board of Directors is supported by the Michigan DD Network. The Michigan DD Network includes the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC), the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI), and Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc. (MPAS).

If you have any questions, please call 517-335-3158 or email at



For more information on the Self-Advocates of Michigan board check out their brochure