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Resources for CMHSPs

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Resources for Community Mental Health Service Providers (CMHSPs)

MiDDC works with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and professionals at CMHSPs to develop tools and strategies to guide individuals with I/DD toward greater self-advocacy and community inclusion. 

Resources are available to help professionals at CMHSPs to better assist and support people with I/DD and their families throughout their lives. 

Links to Resources

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Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentors are individuals with I/DD using their lived experiences to help their peers understand how to use community mental health services and resources. Peer mentors can help guide individuals toward greater self-advocacy, empowerment, and personal responsibility for their success.

Learn more about the Peer Mentor program and training opportunities.
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Charting the LifeCourse

People with I/DD have the right to pursue their dreams like any other person in their community. Charting the LifeCourse is a tool created to help individuals and families of all ages and all abilities. The tool can be used in the planning process to support individuals to achieve their vision for a good life.

Learn about using Charting the LifeCourse to support individuals and families.
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Community of Practice

Michigan's Community of Practice (CoP) is led by agencies throughout the state to develop systems of support for people with I/DD and their families. Michigan's CoP provides support and opportunities for shared learning to assist people with I/DD within the context of their families and communities.

Learn about Michigan's CoP and efforts to expand person-centered planning.