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The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council’s Empowerment Fund will provide money to support people with an intellectual disability or developmental disability (I/DD) and family members to attend conferences, seminars and training to gain access to opportunities, experiences, resources and information, to actively participate in decisions that impact them personally.
This is a reimbursement process for individuals with I/DD and their family members to receive money for expenses for seminars conferences and trainings designed to improve their knowledge, networking and skill levels for advocacy; and that are consistent with the DD Council’s values of helping people with I/DD and their families to take control of their lives, be fully included in their communities and exercise their rights as a full citizens to hold systems accountable to them. This money is to be used to help offset the cost to the person or family to attend the event.