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Developmental Disability Practice Improvement Team
The vision of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team is that all adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities have the supports and services necessary to be healthy, safe and successfully:
- Contribute to their communities;
- Earn an income in a non-segregated, community setting;
- Live in their own homes;
- Have full community inclusion, meaningful participation and membership;
- Have friendships and relationships; and
- Have a fulfilling life.
The vision of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team for children (under age 18) with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families is that they have the supports, services and advocacy necessary for the child to be healthy, safe and successfully:
- Live with a supportive birth or adoptive family;
- Acquire an education in their neighborhood community school;
- Be active in the neighborhood and community activities;
- Enjoy childhood and have friendships and relationships; and
- Develop and prepare for adult life.
The mission of the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team (DDPIT) is to promote, articulate, encourage, provide leadership, and make recommendations that enable people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to achieve the lives they envision wherever they reside in Michigan. This mission is actualized through DDPIT special reports and recommendations to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for improvements to supports and services. Additionally, the Developmental Disabilities Practice Improvement Team seeks to disseminate this information to CMHSPs/PIHPs and advocacy organizations.
DDPIT Vision and Mission Statement
A Guide to Person-Centered Planning
Person-Centered Planning Policy Letter
The Importance of Relationships
DD PIT By-laws (Adopted 12/8/2021)
Monthly PCP Webinar Schedule
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is striving to provide and collaborate on training to support populations receiving services under the CWP, SED, HSW and state plan services. MDHHS is supportive of training that is evidence-based and/or utilizes promising practices for individuals receiving public mental health services through a PIHP/CMHSP. Furthermore, MDHHS is eager to partner in development of needed resources for providers, families, individuals, and the public.
MDHHS is committed to providing ongoing support and guidance to our PIHP and CMHSP partners in order to establish and implement best-practices across the state, on a wide range of topics related to Person-Centered Planning (PCP). The intent of these training webinars is to share information and established best practices on PCP, but not to provide individualized technical assistance. MDHHS has partnered with the Arc of Michigan to offer monthly webinars, free of charge, to all interested stakeholders. Webinars are held over Zoom on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. For additional information on these webinars, please contact Marie Eagle, Project Coordinator at Marie@arcmi.org
PCP CoP Pilot - Pre-Pilot Report and CoP Pilot Slide Show