Michigan

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Employers in the Great Lakes State know you can "Give Your Business the Upper Hand" in Michigan by creating job opportunities for workers with disabilities to reach their full potential and live the lives they choose.

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Michigan’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.13%
Change from
2014 to 2015
9,922,576
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
0.59%
Change from
2014 to 2015
769,606
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.32%
Change from
2014 to 2015
234,356
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
4.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.85%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.09%
Change from
2014 to 2015
75.43%

General

2013 2014 2015
Population. 9,895,622 9,909,877 9,922,576
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 771,522 765,102 769,606
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 230,580 226,575 234,356
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 3,907,290 3,970,878 4,007,865
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 29.89% 29.61% 30.85%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 73.37% 74.61% 75.43%
Overall unemployment rate. 8.90% 7.30% 5.40%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 24.70% 23.30% 23.10%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 15.80% 15.00% 14.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 692,455 687,023 685,812
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 721,347 728,772 727,148
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 1,091,191 1,100,207 1,088,030
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 245,587 238,063 246,897
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 43,443 52,428 48,403
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 11,683 11,589 11,502
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 15,467 15,788 16,738
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 38,551 36,635 38,645
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 10,898 12,946 10,750

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 12,179 12,570 13,062
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 4.60% 4.80% 5.00%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 353,667 353,522 350,684

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 21,082 22,463 22,361
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 66,507 70,368 66,013
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 175,269 184,074 179,488
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 12.00% 12.20% 12.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 2.40% 2.30% N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.20% 1.20% N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 4.20% 4.30% N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 2,069 2,298 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 1,040 1,149 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 3,660 4,284 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 13,105 12,064 11,432
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.03 0.04 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2012 2013 2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 161 156 132
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 126 117 116
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 78.00% 75.00% 88.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.27 1.18 1.17

 

VR OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
11,819
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 98 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 2,227 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 2,175 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 3,650 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,919 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 1,750 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 37.20% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 9,758 9,977 10,033
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 539,913 540,102 538,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 422 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $23,871,000 $26,765 $27,197,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $49,668,000 $48,428 $43,240,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $49,280,000 $47,543 $45,056,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $52,897,000 $51,028 $44,318,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 22.00% 23.00% 23.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 7,572 6,441 6,213
Number of people served in facility based work. 4,434 4,453 4,299
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 4,778 4,913 4,853
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 40.40 41.00 40.80

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 64.30% 65.57% 65.90%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 11.40% 11.24% 11.08%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 5.30% 5.30% 5.04%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 98.00% 98.00% 76.78%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 38.30% 33.58% 34.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 62.20% 63.18% 63.35%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 73.50% 77.11% 77.09%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 23.96% 29.00% 28.56%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 4,169,358
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 6,288
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 631,296
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 1,489,918
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 2,121,213
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 964
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 1,300
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 2,264
AbilityOne wages (products). $5,129,959
AbilityOne wages (services). $21,448,161

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 6 5 4
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 2 3 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 63 49 56
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 57 63
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 42 40
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 83 89
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 7,481 7,825
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 7,606 7,954

 


Michigan ABLE Legislation (HB 4542) - 10/28/2015

An act to create the Michigan achieving a better life experience (ABLE) program; to provide for ABLE accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Business Opportunity Act for Persons with Disabilities - 05/04/1998

An act to provide competitive opportunity in state procurements of goods, services, and construction for businesses owned by persons with disabilities; to provide powers and duties of the governor; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies; and to provide penalties.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan SB 360 - Education Savings Program

An act to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled “An act to create the Michigan education savings program; to provide for education savings accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies,” by amending section 10 (MCL 390.1480), as amended by 2001 PA 215.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

“MiABLE Disability Savings Program Now Available in Michigan” - 11/01/2016

“Today, Michigan became the fifth state in the country to launch a disability savings program, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced. The Mi-ABLE (Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience) program is a 529 (A) savings account, offering investment and tax incentives for families and others who wish to save for individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Executive Order 2015-15: Employment First in Michigan - 11/18/2015

All state departments and agencies that provide services and support to persons with disabilities, and all state departments and agencies that provide employment, economic development, or other related services, shall implement Employment First in Michigan by coordinating efforts and collaborating to ensure that state programs, policies, procedures, and funding support competitive employment within an integrated setting as the first priority and optimal outcome for persons with disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Executive Directive 2014-1: Employment Opportunities - 10/27/2014

“It is important that the State of Michigan provide a welcoming environment to those with disabilities and encourage their employment in state government in a competitive integrated setting. While many individuals desire that their disability be kept confidential, raising awareness and providing adequate training to all state employees can help bridge the gap to ensure every employee is treated with dignity and respect at all times.”   “In coordination with the Department of Civil Rights, the Civil Rights Commission and the Civil Service Commission, the SEODC shall recommend a program for attracting and retaining individuals with mental illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities and physical disabilities that includes competitive integrated employment opportunities. The program shall require the participation and engagement of all Executive Branch departments and agencies.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation - 10/15/2014

“WHEREAS, to promote opportunities for all citizens with disabilities in Michigan to gain individual integrated employment and to engage businesses to value the contributions that employees with disabilities bring to their organization will enhance the employment landscape and enable Michigan to compete with other states to bring in high-demand businesses and jobs; and,   “WHEREAS, Disability Employment Awareness Month is a good opportunity to recognize Michigan’s employment accomplishments concerning persons with disabilities and to also identify the improvements to employment that are needed to obtain a competitive wage in an integrated environment and to make sure all of Michigan’s citizens with developmental disabilities are included.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

October 2016: Disability Employment Awareness Month

“WHEREAS, people with developmental disabilities in Michigan share with the state’s other residents the right to work in competitive, integrated work environments with the necessary supports; and, WHEREAS, since 1945 Congress has designated a week in October which has culminated into National Disability Employment Awareness Month with the 2016 theme being “Inclusion Works”; and, WHEREAS, every person, regardless of ability, has valuable strengths, infinite capacity to learn and the potential to make important contributions to their local communities; and,… NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2016 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Michigan.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

“Measurable Annual Goals and Short Term Objectives” - 04/13/2017

~~“The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) require that annual goals and objectives must be measurable. In order to determine whether an annual goal or objective is measurable, the following components are to be determined through a complete review of the individualized education program (IEP).A. Current level of performanceB. Specific skill to be measuredC. Target or outcomeD. Method of measurement…..Measurable annual goals on an IEP for a transition aged student must meet all the above compliance requirements and, in addition, must relate to the student’s transition services needs.” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services Orientation and Application - 03/08/2017

~~“The first step in applying for services is to attend a Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) orientation.The MRS orientation offers you an overview of the six steps to vocational rehabilitation:◦Applying for Services◦Determining Eligibility◦Career Exploration and Developing a Plan◦Following Your Plan◦Finding a Job◦Successfully Employed and Closing Your Case The MRS orientation also explains:◦The employment purpose of the MRS program◦Any employment outcome shall be competitive integrated employment which means full or part-time employment at minimum wage or higher in a community integrated setting,” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - 03/04/2017

~~“Michigan Rehabilitation Services, in coordination with schools and other community partners, will offer Pre-Employment Transition Services for students with disabilities ages 14-26 in secondary or post-secondary education. Services are designed to be an early start at job exploration and to assist students with disabilities in making transition from education/training to competitive, integrated employment. Services include:1. Job Exploration Counseling2. Work-based Learning Experiences3. Counseling on Post-Secondary Educational Programs4. Workplace Readiness Training5. Self-Advocacy Training, to include Peer Mentoring” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services/Michigan Transition Services Association Collaborative Project Description 2016-2017 - 09/20/2016

“Goal: Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase competitive integrated employment outcomes for Transition Students with Disabilities prior to application to MRS and/or after eligibility through joint training and local projects.”.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Department of Community Health 2015 Strategic Priorities - 06/15/2015

“The Michigan Department of Community Health will protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan with particular attention to providing for the needs of vulnerable and under-served populations.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS "Employment Works!" Policy - 10/01/2014

This Bureau of Community Mental Health Services Employment Works! Policy places priority on integrated employment for individuals with serious mental illness and development disabilities intends to form the basis for a future Employment First policy.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health

Employment First in Michigan 2014 Report - 09/01/2014

This report, produced by Michigan Protection and Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities Institute – Wayne State University, and the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, summarizes Michigan Employment First activities and recommends Employment First legislation. “This report calls for the State of Michigan to enact Employment First legislation implementing policies mirroring the language developed by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (Appendix 1), the Michigan Autism Council (Appendix 2), and inspired by the Office of Disability Employment Policy within the U.S. Department of Labor.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ODEP Report to Michigan - Employment First Recommendations - 09/30/2013

This document is intended as guidance for public agencies, educators, and policymakers. It lays out a vision for the ideal system of transition in Michigan, and proposes policy action items for the transition system that will result in better preparation of youth for employment success as adults. It was developed as a result of Michigan’s participation in the Employment First State Mentoring Program, funded by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Employment First - Mission & Principles - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan.    “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • 14(c)/Income Security

Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission 2013 Report - 06/15/2013

The report includes findings and recommendations targeted at improving both the lives of and the outcomes for individuals and families living with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders in Michigan. Recommendations include: 1.) Revising administrative policy to instruct all personnel assisting “in the development of individual person-centered plans to include employment objectives for clients who wish to be employed.” 2.) Adopting a statewide employment policy, through legislation and/or executive order, that prioritizes “the choices and goals of the individual and includes a variety of appropriate options to achieve those goals.” 3.) Encouraging the State of Michigan to “be a leader in adopting these employment practices within state government.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Michigan MRS and School Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements (VR 2014 State Plan) - 06/13/2013

…Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements and Third Party Cooperative Arrangements* provide coordinated vocational rehabilitation and special education services to eligible youth with disabilities, especially significantly disabled youth, from the intermediate school district (ISD) or with the local school district. Emphasis is placed on students in need of transition service planning. The agreements provide for a variety of rehabilitation services, as needed. Referrals are from local high schools or ISDs.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Six Steps to Vocational Rehabilitation; Consumer Guide

“Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) partners with individuals and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. This handbook is designed to answer your questions about our services. Welcome and thank you for contacting our agency.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five-Year State Plan 2017-2021

“Supported Employment Supported employment services support a job in an integrated work setting in the general workforce that an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without I/DD. With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include: outreach, discovery, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council’s Public Policy Advocacy Platform 2017

“The Council supports Employment First policies and will work with the legislature, policy personal, stakeholders, and interested parties to promote Employment First policies and positions. Action Plan + Continue to pursue and coordinate resource acquisition via the Office Disability Employment Program Administration for Community Living, and other entities that maximizes the opportunity to support Employment First efforts in the state + Convene a group of stakeholders to research and review best practices in employment, and develop standards to be adopted and implemented through the development of a recognized credential for employment specialists in Michigan + Pursue (with identified state agencies and organizations involved in service delivery) the administration, funding, and resource acquisition to support the delivery of the recognized curricula for employment specialists, designed to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with I/DD.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Laws and Regulations on Transition Services, IEP and Personal Curriculum

“Transition Services according to 34 CFR § 300.320(b) must begin not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and where appropriate, independent living skills; and the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council – 5 year state plan 2012-2016

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT “With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include outreach, case management, assessment, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”   REHABILITATION SERVICES “MRS is an agency of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG) and a partner in the One-Stop Michigan Works! Centers for provision of employment and training services. MRS helps people prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment with a variety of services that are planned to meet the needs of the customer.    “Based on an assessment of eligibility and the need for services, the MRS Counselor assists the individual in developing an Individual Plan for Employment (IPE). The IPE reflects the vocational goal of the individual, specific services needed to achieve that goal, vendors selected by the customer, and time frames for completion of the plan. The counselor provides vocational counseling and guidance and coordination of services and resources.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment

Michigan "Better Off Working" - Disability Reform Work Group Strategic Plan - 08/01/2014

This report, developed by the Michigan Department of Human Services, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Disability Determination Service, the Disability Network, and Michigan Employers, details goals to further the inclusive employment of individuals with disabilities in the state of Michigan. “The goals of the strategic plan include: “Coordinating government and private agency resources in cross-program settings to assist individuals with disabilities enter or return to the workforce.  Improving the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities by promoting work participation. De-emphasizing disability as a de facto public assistance program by refocusing on the goal of returning to work.”   
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.      
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute

The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) is Michigan's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). DDI is mandated by ADD to provide statewide services and programs designed to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. DDI collaborates with organizations throughout Michigan to develop innovative strategies for meeting the needs of diverse communities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five Year State Plan 2012-2016

Interagency Efforts around Supportive Employment Peer Mentor Pilot- “This pilot has involved the training of 22 individuals with DD to help others with DD to reach their life goals and increase their community involvement and self advocacy. The pilot has involved numerous workshops and trainings culminating with internships at the peer mentors local Community Mental Health. The vision of the planning workgroup is to develop a ‘Train the Trainer’ model so that the curriculum and lessons learned may be shared with other CMHSPs across the state.” “MDCH and MRS have developed a partnership to improve the employment outcomes for individuals with DD. The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) has assisted with training peer mentors as well as sponsoring their attendance at numerous workshops.” “The Michigan Commission for the Blind has assisted with the coordination of a peer mentor’s internship.”   Interagency Efforts around Rehabilitative Services “MRS currently has interagency agreements with the Michigan Departments of Community Health, Education, Health and Human Services, as well as with Michigan Works! and Adult Literacy to help better serve Michigan’s citizens with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan DHHS Regional Inclusive Community Coalitions

“A RICC is a local grassroots group of people that is funded and supported by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council). Members include people with disabilities, family members, friends, local advocates, community leaders and service providers.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Employment First - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan. “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Project SEARCH - 06/01/2008

Project SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration.  More specifically, it’s a one year high school transition program which provides training and education…Project SEARCH serves as a workforce alternative for students in their last years of school.  

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.    
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS Pathways to Potential

In an effort to help everyone find a path to their fullest potential, we created Pathways to Potential as a way to break down barriers and deliver services where people need them.   The Pathways approach targets five outcome areas: attendance, education, health, safety and self-sufficiency. It also relies on a number of support networks and partnerships to wrap their arms around children and families to help them succeed.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

 

Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein announce national keynote speakers for MI Hidden Talent Workshop in Lansing” - 04/05/2017

~~“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today announced keynote speakers and session topics that will be featured at the upcoming statewide MI Hidden Talent disability employment training workshop in Lansing on Monday, May 8.The workshop will feature former Major League Baseball Pitcher Jim Abbott and retired Walgreens Senior Vice President Randy Lewis, who both have been instrumental in making the case for hiring people with disabilities across the country.” 

Systems
  • Other

Resources: Notes from the APSE Executive Director - 03/22/2017

~~“This month, we're formally introducing two new tools developed to help your organization navigate the shifting political and policy landscape and strengthen your organization. Change can be managed for positive outcomes if you've got a solid plan and the right tools:From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First is a comprehensive eLearning course developed by APSE in response to a need expressed by agencies across the country. As the Employment First movement accelerates, federal regulations have asked agencies to change how they serve individuals with disabilities. Many organizations want to make the transition from a segregated service delivery model to integrated and community-based employment services. That's a major transformation. We couldn't find an in-person or online resource that lays out helpful tips and strategies in enough depth or detail. So we created one.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Benefits to Work! - 03/02/2017

~~“Benefits to Work Training Description:This Benefits to Work training will build on 7 prerequisite modules building on the Michigan specific www.mi.db101.org website to access content, calculate projections, and remain a resource to strengthen basic benefits to work knowledge.  The in-person 2-day training event will be an interactive opportunity to reinforce lessons in the 7 modules, heighten clarity, and help individuals recognize their informational role and also when and how to effectively refer individuals to a state-wide network of benefits planners.   Your presenter will be a nationally recognized benefits to work trainer with over 20 years field experience, as well as, a “go to” resource specialist for SSA, Virginia Commonwealth University, and numerous organizations across the U.S.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health

MI Statewide Autism Resource and Training (START) Building Your Future (BYF) Project Manual - 04/01/2013

“Like many states, Michigan has experienced a significant increase in the number of individuals identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in recent years with more than 16,000 students now receiving special education services under the ASD eligibility. ..Due to the increase in numbers at the secondary level, the Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) project—a professional development grant funded by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE)— began receiving more requests for training and support to high schools and secondary transition program staff serving students with ASD. As a result of these increasing requests and challenges experienced by secondary transition programs supporting students with ASD, START staff made a commitment to design and implement a set of training and technical assistance programs for educational professionals, community agency partners, and families supporting adolescents and young adults with ASD.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MI DoE: Bridging the Special Education Career and Technical Education Divide - 05/01/2009

“The purpose of this white paper is to help secondary school administrators, teachers, and parents coordinate the programmatic requirements of Career and Technical Education (CTE) with those that govern the rights of students in Special Education programs and those with a 504 plan. This paper discusses the relevant laws governing both areas and potential for conflict, explores the positive impact that proper placement in a CTE program may have on a student with a disability, and proposes a solution that best supports the success of a student with a disability in secondary and postsecondary CTE programs. This success requires the collaboration of CTE and Special Education personnel, the understanding of the student’s disability and abilities, and the appropriate recommendation for proper placement in a CTE program.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Detroit Partners for Customized Employment - 07/01/2007

Disability Awareness Training

Under the grant, both mandated and non-mandated partners received training to build the community's capacity to provide Customized Employment services and increase disability awareness and expertise. UCP, in partnership with Employment for All, created a "Tools of Customization" curriculum that includes an introduction to Customized Employment; the discovery process and personal profiles; conducting a profile meeting; budgeting and planning; creating a portfolio; and job development (carving, creation, and negotiation). PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and forms were developed for case managers, career specialists, job developers, and providers. Non-mandated partners were also informed about disability and disability-related issues, the Ticket to Work, transportation, and support services. In addition, the One-Stops have added disability training to the monthly training services provided to their contractors. As a result, customers with disabilities receive services by staff competent in meeting their needs.

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute - Training and Events Calendar

"The DDI Training and Events Calendar shows the training events, conferences, talks and other opportunities being hosted or sponsored by DDI.”

Systems
  • Other

Michigan Works! Annual Conference

Join workforce, business and community leaders from around the state!

Michigan’s signature workforce development conference offers dynamic keynote presentations, a wide array of professional development opportunities and plenty of time for networking

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.


Medicaid Provider Manual - 03/10/2017

~~“The following documents comprise the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual, and address all health insurance programs administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).MDHHS also issues periodic bulletins as changes are implemented to the policies and/or processes described in the manual. Bulletins are incorporated into the online version of the manual on a quarterly basis. ” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Revised Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services; released for additional public comment” - 12/01/2016

“In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new rule for Home and Community-Based Services waivers to promote enhanced quality of services and personal protections for residents with disabilities or other health issues. Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released its Statewide Transition Plan for additional public comment. MDHHS provides home and Community-Based Services to individuals in the Medicaid program to help Michigan residents with disabilities or other health issues live at home or in the community. Michigan offers many of these services through waivers, which were approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan’s Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services - 12/01/2016

“The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers a wide range of home and community-based services and supports to improve the health and well-being of Michigan residents. Many of these home and community-based services are offered through Medicaid waiver programs. MDHHS has created several waiver programs to provide services to Michigan residents who have aging -related needs, disabilities, or other health issues. Individuals in these programs receive services in their own homes and/or communities rather than being served in an institutional setting.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

HCBS Reports in WSA for the Habilitation Support Waiver (HSW) - 10/05/2016

“HCBS Rule: Intent a) to ensure that individuals receiving long-term services and supports through home and community based service (HCBS) programs under the 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) b) and to enhance the quality of HCBS and provide protections to participants.(CMS, 2014)”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

1915(i) State plan Home and Community Based Services Administration and Operation - 09/30/2016

“The §1915(i) State Plan Amendment ABA service will operate within the §1915(b) Managed Specialty Services & Supports Program (MSS&SP), which also includes the concurrent §1915(c) Habilitation Supports Waiver. For more than a decade, the PIHPs have been responsible per the approved §1915(b)/(c) waivers and the MDCH/PIHP contract for 1) determining eligibility for mental health State Plan, additional [(b)(3)] and §1915(c) home and community based services (HCBS); 2) maintaining a provider network of qualified providers; 3) assuring the delivery of all medically necessary mental health State Plan, additional and 1915(c) HCBS to Medicaid beneficiaries; 4) maintaining the mandated organization structure and administrative services for managed care plan, including Customer Service, Grievance & Appeals, Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement Program (QAPIP) and Service & Utilization Management.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Medicaid State Plan - 07/01/2016

The Michigan Medicaid State Plan is an agreement between the state and federal government that identifies the general health care services, reimbursement, and eligibility policies in effect under Michigan Medicaid. It is the basis for the federal government (CMS/HHS) to pay its federal financial participation (FFP) for the program's operation. The plan is written on a more general level than contained in program policy.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Michigan State HCBS Transition Plan - 03/15/2016

In 2014, the Federal Government issued a new rule for Medicaid waiver programs that pay for home and community-based services. The goal of the new rule is to ensure that individuals who receive home and community-based services are an equal part of the community and have the same access to the community as people who do not receive Medicaid waiver services. The MDHHS must assess Michigan waiver programs and transition each program into compliance with new rule.    MDHHS developed a Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to outline the transition process for Michigan Medicaid waiver programs.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan ESEA Flexibility Request - 08/13/2015

“The Michigan Department of Education's ESEA flexibility request was approved on July 19, 2012 and amended on August 13, 2015.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MI Habilitation Supports Waiver (0167.R05.00) - 10/01/2010

Provides out-of-home non-vocational hab, prevocational services, respite, supported employment, supports coordination, enhanced medical equipment and supplies, enhanced pharmacy, goods and services, community living supports, environmental mods, family training, PERS, private duty nursing for individuals w/DD ages 0 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

  Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Large Tablet

Snapshot

Employers in the Great Lakes State know you can "Give Your Business the Upper Hand" in Michigan by creating job opportunities for workers with disabilities to reach their full potential and live the lives they choose.

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Michigan’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.13%
Change from
2014 to 2015
9,922,576
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
0.59%
Change from
2014 to 2015
769,606
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.32%
Change from
2014 to 2015
234,356
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
4.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.85%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.09%
Change from
2014 to 2015
75.43%

State Data

General

2013 2014 2015
Population. 9,895,622 9,909,877 9,922,576
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 771,522 765,102 769,606
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 230,580 226,575 234,356
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 3,907,290 3,970,878 4,007,865
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 29.89% 29.61% 30.85%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 73.37% 74.61% 75.43%
Overall unemployment rate. 8.90% 7.30% 5.40%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 24.70% 23.30% 23.10%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 15.80% 15.00% 14.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 692,455 687,023 685,812
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 721,347 728,772 727,148
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 1,091,191 1,100,207 1,088,030
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 245,587 238,063 246,897
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 43,443 52,428 48,403
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 11,683 11,589 11,502
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 15,467 15,788 16,738
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 38,551 36,635 38,645
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 10,898 12,946 10,750

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 12,179 12,570 13,062
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 4.60% 4.80% 5.00%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 353,667 353,522 350,684

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 21,082 22,463 22,361
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 66,507 70,368 66,013
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 175,269 184,074 179,488
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 12.00% 12.20% 12.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 2.40% 2.30% N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.20% 1.20% N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 4.20% 4.30% N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 2,069 2,298 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 1,040 1,149 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 3,660 4,284 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 13,105 12,064 11,432
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.03 0.04 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2012 2013 2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 161 156 132
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 126 117 116
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 78.00% 75.00% 88.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.27 1.18 1.17

 

VR OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
11,819
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 98 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 2,227 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 2,175 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 3,650 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,919 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 1,750 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 37.20% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 9,758 9,977 10,033
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 539,913 540,102 538,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 422 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $23,871,000 $26,765 $27,197,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $49,668,000 $48,428 $43,240,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $49,280,000 $47,543 $45,056,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $52,897,000 $51,028 $44,318,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 22.00% 23.00% 23.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 7,572 6,441 6,213
Number of people served in facility based work. 4,434 4,453 4,299
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 4,778 4,913 4,853
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 40.40 41.00 40.80

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 64.30% 65.57% 65.90%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 11.40% 11.24% 11.08%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 5.30% 5.30% 5.04%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 98.00% 98.00% 76.78%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 38.30% 33.58% 34.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 62.20% 63.18% 63.35%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 73.50% 77.11% 77.09%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 23.96% 29.00% 28.56%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 4,169,358
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 6,288
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 631,296
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 1,489,918
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 2,121,213
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 964
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 1,300
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 2,264
AbilityOne wages (products). $5,129,959
AbilityOne wages (services). $21,448,161

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 6 5 4
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 2 3 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 63 49 56
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 57 63
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 42 40
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 83 89
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 7,481 7,825
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 7,606 7,954

 

Legislation


Michigan ABLE Legislation (HB 4542) - 10/28/2015

An act to create the Michigan achieving a better life experience (ABLE) program; to provide for ABLE accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Business Opportunity Act for Persons with Disabilities - 05/04/1998

An act to provide competitive opportunity in state procurements of goods, services, and construction for businesses owned by persons with disabilities; to provide powers and duties of the governor; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies; and to provide penalties.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan SB 360 - Education Savings Program

An act to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled “An act to create the Michigan education savings program; to provide for education savings accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies,” by amending section 10 (MCL 390.1480), as amended by 2001 PA 215.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Executive Orders


“MiABLE Disability Savings Program Now Available in Michigan” - 11/01/2016

“Today, Michigan became the fifth state in the country to launch a disability savings program, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced. The Mi-ABLE (Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience) program is a 529 (A) savings account, offering investment and tax incentives for families and others who wish to save for individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Executive Order 2015-15: Employment First in Michigan - 11/18/2015

All state departments and agencies that provide services and support to persons with disabilities, and all state departments and agencies that provide employment, economic development, or other related services, shall implement Employment First in Michigan by coordinating efforts and collaborating to ensure that state programs, policies, procedures, and funding support competitive employment within an integrated setting as the first priority and optimal outcome for persons with disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Executive Directive 2014-1: Employment Opportunities - 10/27/2014

“It is important that the State of Michigan provide a welcoming environment to those with disabilities and encourage their employment in state government in a competitive integrated setting. While many individuals desire that their disability be kept confidential, raising awareness and providing adequate training to all state employees can help bridge the gap to ensure every employee is treated with dignity and respect at all times.”   “In coordination with the Department of Civil Rights, the Civil Rights Commission and the Civil Service Commission, the SEODC shall recommend a program for attracting and retaining individuals with mental illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities and physical disabilities that includes competitive integrated employment opportunities. The program shall require the participation and engagement of all Executive Branch departments and agencies.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation - 10/15/2014

“WHEREAS, to promote opportunities for all citizens with disabilities in Michigan to gain individual integrated employment and to engage businesses to value the contributions that employees with disabilities bring to their organization will enhance the employment landscape and enable Michigan to compete with other states to bring in high-demand businesses and jobs; and,   “WHEREAS, Disability Employment Awareness Month is a good opportunity to recognize Michigan’s employment accomplishments concerning persons with disabilities and to also identify the improvements to employment that are needed to obtain a competitive wage in an integrated environment and to make sure all of Michigan’s citizens with developmental disabilities are included.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

October 2016: Disability Employment Awareness Month

“WHEREAS, people with developmental disabilities in Michigan share with the state’s other residents the right to work in competitive, integrated work environments with the necessary supports; and, WHEREAS, since 1945 Congress has designated a week in October which has culminated into National Disability Employment Awareness Month with the 2016 theme being “Inclusion Works”; and, WHEREAS, every person, regardless of ability, has valuable strengths, infinite capacity to learn and the potential to make important contributions to their local communities; and,… NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2016 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Michigan.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Policy


“Measurable Annual Goals and Short Term Objectives” - 04/13/2017

~~“The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) require that annual goals and objectives must be measurable. In order to determine whether an annual goal or objective is measurable, the following components are to be determined through a complete review of the individualized education program (IEP).A. Current level of performanceB. Specific skill to be measuredC. Target or outcomeD. Method of measurement…..Measurable annual goals on an IEP for a transition aged student must meet all the above compliance requirements and, in addition, must relate to the student’s transition services needs.” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services Orientation and Application - 03/08/2017

~~“The first step in applying for services is to attend a Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) orientation.The MRS orientation offers you an overview of the six steps to vocational rehabilitation:◦Applying for Services◦Determining Eligibility◦Career Exploration and Developing a Plan◦Following Your Plan◦Finding a Job◦Successfully Employed and Closing Your Case The MRS orientation also explains:◦The employment purpose of the MRS program◦Any employment outcome shall be competitive integrated employment which means full or part-time employment at minimum wage or higher in a community integrated setting,” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - 03/04/2017

~~“Michigan Rehabilitation Services, in coordination with schools and other community partners, will offer Pre-Employment Transition Services for students with disabilities ages 14-26 in secondary or post-secondary education. Services are designed to be an early start at job exploration and to assist students with disabilities in making transition from education/training to competitive, integrated employment. Services include:1. Job Exploration Counseling2. Work-based Learning Experiences3. Counseling on Post-Secondary Educational Programs4. Workplace Readiness Training5. Self-Advocacy Training, to include Peer Mentoring” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services/Michigan Transition Services Association Collaborative Project Description 2016-2017 - 09/20/2016

“Goal: Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase competitive integrated employment outcomes for Transition Students with Disabilities prior to application to MRS and/or after eligibility through joint training and local projects.”.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Department of Community Health 2015 Strategic Priorities - 06/15/2015

“The Michigan Department of Community Health will protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan with particular attention to providing for the needs of vulnerable and under-served populations.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS "Employment Works!" Policy - 10/01/2014

This Bureau of Community Mental Health Services Employment Works! Policy places priority on integrated employment for individuals with serious mental illness and development disabilities intends to form the basis for a future Employment First policy.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health

Employment First in Michigan 2014 Report - 09/01/2014

This report, produced by Michigan Protection and Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities Institute – Wayne State University, and the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, summarizes Michigan Employment First activities and recommends Employment First legislation. “This report calls for the State of Michigan to enact Employment First legislation implementing policies mirroring the language developed by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (Appendix 1), the Michigan Autism Council (Appendix 2), and inspired by the Office of Disability Employment Policy within the U.S. Department of Labor.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ODEP Report to Michigan - Employment First Recommendations - 09/30/2013

This document is intended as guidance for public agencies, educators, and policymakers. It lays out a vision for the ideal system of transition in Michigan, and proposes policy action items for the transition system that will result in better preparation of youth for employment success as adults. It was developed as a result of Michigan’s participation in the Employment First State Mentoring Program, funded by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Employment First - Mission & Principles - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan.    “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • 14(c)/Income Security

Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission 2013 Report - 06/15/2013

The report includes findings and recommendations targeted at improving both the lives of and the outcomes for individuals and families living with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders in Michigan. Recommendations include: 1.) Revising administrative policy to instruct all personnel assisting “in the development of individual person-centered plans to include employment objectives for clients who wish to be employed.” 2.) Adopting a statewide employment policy, through legislation and/or executive order, that prioritizes “the choices and goals of the individual and includes a variety of appropriate options to achieve those goals.” 3.) Encouraging the State of Michigan to “be a leader in adopting these employment practices within state government.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Michigan MRS and School Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements (VR 2014 State Plan) - 06/13/2013

…Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements and Third Party Cooperative Arrangements* provide coordinated vocational rehabilitation and special education services to eligible youth with disabilities, especially significantly disabled youth, from the intermediate school district (ISD) or with the local school district. Emphasis is placed on students in need of transition service planning. The agreements provide for a variety of rehabilitation services, as needed. Referrals are from local high schools or ISDs.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Six Steps to Vocational Rehabilitation; Consumer Guide

“Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) partners with individuals and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. This handbook is designed to answer your questions about our services. Welcome and thank you for contacting our agency.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five-Year State Plan 2017-2021

“Supported Employment Supported employment services support a job in an integrated work setting in the general workforce that an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without I/DD. With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include: outreach, discovery, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council’s Public Policy Advocacy Platform 2017

“The Council supports Employment First policies and will work with the legislature, policy personal, stakeholders, and interested parties to promote Employment First policies and positions. Action Plan + Continue to pursue and coordinate resource acquisition via the Office Disability Employment Program Administration for Community Living, and other entities that maximizes the opportunity to support Employment First efforts in the state + Convene a group of stakeholders to research and review best practices in employment, and develop standards to be adopted and implemented through the development of a recognized credential for employment specialists in Michigan + Pursue (with identified state agencies and organizations involved in service delivery) the administration, funding, and resource acquisition to support the delivery of the recognized curricula for employment specialists, designed to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with I/DD.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Laws and Regulations on Transition Services, IEP and Personal Curriculum

“Transition Services according to 34 CFR § 300.320(b) must begin not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and where appropriate, independent living skills; and the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council – 5 year state plan 2012-2016

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT “With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include outreach, case management, assessment, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”   REHABILITATION SERVICES “MRS is an agency of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG) and a partner in the One-Stop Michigan Works! Centers for provision of employment and training services. MRS helps people prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment with a variety of services that are planned to meet the needs of the customer.    “Based on an assessment of eligibility and the need for services, the MRS Counselor assists the individual in developing an Individual Plan for Employment (IPE). The IPE reflects the vocational goal of the individual, specific services needed to achieve that goal, vendors selected by the customer, and time frames for completion of the plan. The counselor provides vocational counseling and guidance and coordination of services and resources.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment

Partnerships


Michigan "Better Off Working" - Disability Reform Work Group Strategic Plan - 08/01/2014

This report, developed by the Michigan Department of Human Services, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Disability Determination Service, the Disability Network, and Michigan Employers, details goals to further the inclusive employment of individuals with disabilities in the state of Michigan. “The goals of the strategic plan include: “Coordinating government and private agency resources in cross-program settings to assist individuals with disabilities enter or return to the workforce.  Improving the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities by promoting work participation. De-emphasizing disability as a de facto public assistance program by refocusing on the goal of returning to work.”   
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.      
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute

The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) is Michigan's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). DDI is mandated by ADD to provide statewide services and programs designed to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. DDI collaborates with organizations throughout Michigan to develop innovative strategies for meeting the needs of diverse communities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five Year State Plan 2012-2016

Interagency Efforts around Supportive Employment Peer Mentor Pilot- “This pilot has involved the training of 22 individuals with DD to help others with DD to reach their life goals and increase their community involvement and self advocacy. The pilot has involved numerous workshops and trainings culminating with internships at the peer mentors local Community Mental Health. The vision of the planning workgroup is to develop a ‘Train the Trainer’ model so that the curriculum and lessons learned may be shared with other CMHSPs across the state.” “MDCH and MRS have developed a partnership to improve the employment outcomes for individuals with DD. The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) has assisted with training peer mentors as well as sponsoring their attendance at numerous workshops.” “The Michigan Commission for the Blind has assisted with the coordination of a peer mentor’s internship.”   Interagency Efforts around Rehabilitative Services “MRS currently has interagency agreements with the Michigan Departments of Community Health, Education, Health and Human Services, as well as with Michigan Works! and Adult Literacy to help better serve Michigan’s citizens with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan DHHS Regional Inclusive Community Coalitions

“A RICC is a local grassroots group of people that is funded and supported by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council). Members include people with disabilities, family members, friends, local advocates, community leaders and service providers.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


Michigan Employment First - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan. “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Project SEARCH - 06/01/2008

Project SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration.  More specifically, it’s a one year high school transition program which provides training and education…Project SEARCH serves as a workforce alternative for students in their last years of school.  

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.    
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS Pathways to Potential

In an effort to help everyone find a path to their fullest potential, we created Pathways to Potential as a way to break down barriers and deliver services where people need them.   The Pathways approach targets five outcome areas: attendance, education, health, safety and self-sufficiency. It also relies on a number of support networks and partnerships to wrap their arms around children and families to help them succeed.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

 

Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Training/Capacity Building


“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein announce national keynote speakers for MI Hidden Talent Workshop in Lansing” - 04/05/2017

~~“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today announced keynote speakers and session topics that will be featured at the upcoming statewide MI Hidden Talent disability employment training workshop in Lansing on Monday, May 8.The workshop will feature former Major League Baseball Pitcher Jim Abbott and retired Walgreens Senior Vice President Randy Lewis, who both have been instrumental in making the case for hiring people with disabilities across the country.” 

Systems
  • Other

Resources: Notes from the APSE Executive Director - 03/22/2017

~~“This month, we're formally introducing two new tools developed to help your organization navigate the shifting political and policy landscape and strengthen your organization. Change can be managed for positive outcomes if you've got a solid plan and the right tools:From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First is a comprehensive eLearning course developed by APSE in response to a need expressed by agencies across the country. As the Employment First movement accelerates, federal regulations have asked agencies to change how they serve individuals with disabilities. Many organizations want to make the transition from a segregated service delivery model to integrated and community-based employment services. That's a major transformation. We couldn't find an in-person or online resource that lays out helpful tips and strategies in enough depth or detail. So we created one.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Benefits to Work! - 03/02/2017

~~“Benefits to Work Training Description:This Benefits to Work training will build on 7 prerequisite modules building on the Michigan specific www.mi.db101.org website to access content, calculate projections, and remain a resource to strengthen basic benefits to work knowledge.  The in-person 2-day training event will be an interactive opportunity to reinforce lessons in the 7 modules, heighten clarity, and help individuals recognize their informational role and also when and how to effectively refer individuals to a state-wide network of benefits planners.   Your presenter will be a nationally recognized benefits to work trainer with over 20 years field experience, as well as, a “go to” resource specialist for SSA, Virginia Commonwealth University, and numerous organizations across the U.S.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health

MI Statewide Autism Resource and Training (START) Building Your Future (BYF) Project Manual - 04/01/2013

“Like many states, Michigan has experienced a significant increase in the number of individuals identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in recent years with more than 16,000 students now receiving special education services under the ASD eligibility. ..Due to the increase in numbers at the secondary level, the Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) project—a professional development grant funded by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE)— began receiving more requests for training and support to high schools and secondary transition program staff serving students with ASD. As a result of these increasing requests and challenges experienced by secondary transition programs supporting students with ASD, START staff made a commitment to design and implement a set of training and technical assistance programs for educational professionals, community agency partners, and families supporting adolescents and young adults with ASD.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MI DoE: Bridging the Special Education Career and Technical Education Divide - 05/01/2009

“The purpose of this white paper is to help secondary school administrators, teachers, and parents coordinate the programmatic requirements of Career and Technical Education (CTE) with those that govern the rights of students in Special Education programs and those with a 504 plan. This paper discusses the relevant laws governing both areas and potential for conflict, explores the positive impact that proper placement in a CTE program may have on a student with a disability, and proposes a solution that best supports the success of a student with a disability in secondary and postsecondary CTE programs. This success requires the collaboration of CTE and Special Education personnel, the understanding of the student’s disability and abilities, and the appropriate recommendation for proper placement in a CTE program.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Detroit Partners for Customized Employment - 07/01/2007

Disability Awareness Training

Under the grant, both mandated and non-mandated partners received training to build the community's capacity to provide Customized Employment services and increase disability awareness and expertise. UCP, in partnership with Employment for All, created a "Tools of Customization" curriculum that includes an introduction to Customized Employment; the discovery process and personal profiles; conducting a profile meeting; budgeting and planning; creating a portfolio; and job development (carving, creation, and negotiation). PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and forms were developed for case managers, career specialists, job developers, and providers. Non-mandated partners were also informed about disability and disability-related issues, the Ticket to Work, transportation, and support services. In addition, the One-Stops have added disability training to the monthly training services provided to their contractors. As a result, customers with disabilities receive services by staff competent in meeting their needs.

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute - Training and Events Calendar

"The DDI Training and Events Calendar shows the training events, conferences, talks and other opportunities being hosted or sponsored by DDI.”

Systems
  • Other

Michigan Works! Annual Conference

Join workforce, business and community leaders from around the state!

Michigan’s signature workforce development conference offers dynamic keynote presentations, a wide array of professional development opportunities and plenty of time for networking

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Medicaid Provider Manual - 03/10/2017

~~“The following documents comprise the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual, and address all health insurance programs administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).MDHHS also issues periodic bulletins as changes are implemented to the policies and/or processes described in the manual. Bulletins are incorporated into the online version of the manual on a quarterly basis. ” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Revised Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services; released for additional public comment” - 12/01/2016

“In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new rule for Home and Community-Based Services waivers to promote enhanced quality of services and personal protections for residents with disabilities or other health issues. Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released its Statewide Transition Plan for additional public comment. MDHHS provides home and Community-Based Services to individuals in the Medicaid program to help Michigan residents with disabilities or other health issues live at home or in the community. Michigan offers many of these services through waivers, which were approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan’s Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services - 12/01/2016

“The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers a wide range of home and community-based services and supports to improve the health and well-being of Michigan residents. Many of these home and community-based services are offered through Medicaid waiver programs. MDHHS has created several waiver programs to provide services to Michigan residents who have aging -related needs, disabilities, or other health issues. Individuals in these programs receive services in their own homes and/or communities rather than being served in an institutional setting.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

HCBS Reports in WSA for the Habilitation Support Waiver (HSW) - 10/05/2016

“HCBS Rule: Intent a) to ensure that individuals receiving long-term services and supports through home and community based service (HCBS) programs under the 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) b) and to enhance the quality of HCBS and provide protections to participants.(CMS, 2014)”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

1915(i) State plan Home and Community Based Services Administration and Operation - 09/30/2016

“The §1915(i) State Plan Amendment ABA service will operate within the §1915(b) Managed Specialty Services & Supports Program (MSS&SP), which also includes the concurrent §1915(c) Habilitation Supports Waiver. For more than a decade, the PIHPs have been responsible per the approved §1915(b)/(c) waivers and the MDCH/PIHP contract for 1) determining eligibility for mental health State Plan, additional [(b)(3)] and §1915(c) home and community based services (HCBS); 2) maintaining a provider network of qualified providers; 3) assuring the delivery of all medically necessary mental health State Plan, additional and 1915(c) HCBS to Medicaid beneficiaries; 4) maintaining the mandated organization structure and administrative services for managed care plan, including Customer Service, Grievance & Appeals, Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement Program (QAPIP) and Service & Utilization Management.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Medicaid State Plan - 07/01/2016

The Michigan Medicaid State Plan is an agreement between the state and federal government that identifies the general health care services, reimbursement, and eligibility policies in effect under Michigan Medicaid. It is the basis for the federal government (CMS/HHS) to pay its federal financial participation (FFP) for the program's operation. The plan is written on a more general level than contained in program policy.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Michigan State HCBS Transition Plan - 03/15/2016

In 2014, the Federal Government issued a new rule for Medicaid waiver programs that pay for home and community-based services. The goal of the new rule is to ensure that individuals who receive home and community-based services are an equal part of the community and have the same access to the community as people who do not receive Medicaid waiver services. The MDHHS must assess Michigan waiver programs and transition each program into compliance with new rule.    MDHHS developed a Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to outline the transition process for Michigan Medicaid waiver programs.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan ESEA Flexibility Request - 08/13/2015

“The Michigan Department of Education's ESEA flexibility request was approved on July 19, 2012 and amended on August 13, 2015.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MI Habilitation Supports Waiver (0167.R05.00) - 10/01/2010

Provides out-of-home non-vocational hab, prevocational services, respite, supported employment, supports coordination, enhanced medical equipment and supplies, enhanced pharmacy, goods and services, community living supports, environmental mods, family training, PERS, private duty nursing for individuals w/DD ages 0 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

  Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Small Tablet

Snapshot

Employers in the Great Lakes State know you can "Give Your Business the Upper Hand" in Michigan by creating job opportunities for workers with disabilities to reach their full potential and live the lives they choose.

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Michigan’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.13%
Change from
2014 to 2015
9,922,576
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
0.59%
Change from
2014 to 2015
769,606
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.32%
Change from
2014 to 2015
234,356
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
4.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.85%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.09%
Change from
2014 to 2015
75.43%

State Data

General

2013 2014 2015
Population. 9,895,622 9,909,877 9,922,576
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 771,522 765,102 769,606
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 230,580 226,575 234,356
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 3,907,290 3,970,878 4,007,865
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 29.89% 29.61% 30.85%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 73.37% 74.61% 75.43%
Overall unemployment rate. 8.90% 7.30% 5.40%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 24.70% 23.30% 23.10%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 15.80% 15.00% 14.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 692,455 687,023 685,812
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 721,347 728,772 727,148
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 1,091,191 1,100,207 1,088,030
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 245,587 238,063 246,897
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 43,443 52,428 48,403
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 11,683 11,589 11,502
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 15,467 15,788 16,738
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 38,551 36,635 38,645
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 10,898 12,946 10,750

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 12,179 12,570 13,062
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 4.60% 4.80% 5.00%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 353,667 353,522 350,684

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 21,082 22,463 22,361
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 66,507 70,368 66,013
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 175,269 184,074 179,488
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 12.00% 12.20% 12.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 2.40% 2.30% N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.20% 1.20% N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 4.20% 4.30% N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 2,069 2,298 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 1,040 1,149 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 3,660 4,284 N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 13,105 12,064 11,432
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.03 0.04 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2012 2013 2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 161 156 132
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 126 117 116
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 78.00% 75.00% 88.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.27 1.18 1.17

 

VR OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
11,819
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 98 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 2,227 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 2,175 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 3,650 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 1,919 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 1,750 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 37.20% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 9,758 9,977 10,033
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 539,913 540,102 538,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 422 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $23,871,000 $26,765 $27,197,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $49,668,000 $48,428 $43,240,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $49,280,000 $47,543 $45,056,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $52,897,000 $51,028 $44,318,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 22.00% 23.00% 23.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 7,572 6,441 6,213
Number of people served in facility based work. 4,434 4,453 4,299
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 4,778 4,913 4,853
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 40.40 41.00 40.80

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 64.30% 65.57% 65.90%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 11.40% 11.24% 11.08%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 5.30% 5.30% 5.04%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 98.00% 98.00% 76.78%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 38.30% 33.58% 34.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 62.20% 63.18% 63.35%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 73.50% 77.11% 77.09%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 23.96% 29.00% 28.56%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 4,169,358
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 6,288
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 631,296
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 1,489,918
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 2,121,213
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 964
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 1,300
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 2,264
AbilityOne wages (products). $5,129,959
AbilityOne wages (services). $21,448,161

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015 2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 6 5 4
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 2 3 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 63 49 56
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 57 63
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 42 40
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 83 89
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 7,481 7,825
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 7,606 7,954

 

Legislation


Michigan ABLE Legislation (HB 4542) - 10/28/2015

An act to create the Michigan achieving a better life experience (ABLE) program; to provide for ABLE accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Business Opportunity Act for Persons with Disabilities - 05/04/1998

An act to provide competitive opportunity in state procurements of goods, services, and construction for businesses owned by persons with disabilities; to provide powers and duties of the governor; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies; and to provide penalties.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan SB 360 - Education Savings Program

An act to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled “An act to create the Michigan education savings program; to provide for education savings accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies,” by amending section 10 (MCL 390.1480), as amended by 2001 PA 215.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Executive Orders


“MiABLE Disability Savings Program Now Available in Michigan” - 11/01/2016

“Today, Michigan became the fifth state in the country to launch a disability savings program, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced. The Mi-ABLE (Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience) program is a 529 (A) savings account, offering investment and tax incentives for families and others who wish to save for individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Executive Order 2015-15: Employment First in Michigan - 11/18/2015

All state departments and agencies that provide services and support to persons with disabilities, and all state departments and agencies that provide employment, economic development, or other related services, shall implement Employment First in Michigan by coordinating efforts and collaborating to ensure that state programs, policies, procedures, and funding support competitive employment within an integrated setting as the first priority and optimal outcome for persons with disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Executive Directive 2014-1: Employment Opportunities - 10/27/2014

“It is important that the State of Michigan provide a welcoming environment to those with disabilities and encourage their employment in state government in a competitive integrated setting. While many individuals desire that their disability be kept confidential, raising awareness and providing adequate training to all state employees can help bridge the gap to ensure every employee is treated with dignity and respect at all times.”   “In coordination with the Department of Civil Rights, the Civil Rights Commission and the Civil Service Commission, the SEODC shall recommend a program for attracting and retaining individuals with mental illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities and physical disabilities that includes competitive integrated employment opportunities. The program shall require the participation and engagement of all Executive Branch departments and agencies.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation - 10/15/2014

“WHEREAS, to promote opportunities for all citizens with disabilities in Michigan to gain individual integrated employment and to engage businesses to value the contributions that employees with disabilities bring to their organization will enhance the employment landscape and enable Michigan to compete with other states to bring in high-demand businesses and jobs; and,   “WHEREAS, Disability Employment Awareness Month is a good opportunity to recognize Michigan’s employment accomplishments concerning persons with disabilities and to also identify the improvements to employment that are needed to obtain a competitive wage in an integrated environment and to make sure all of Michigan’s citizens with developmental disabilities are included.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

October 2016: Disability Employment Awareness Month

“WHEREAS, people with developmental disabilities in Michigan share with the state’s other residents the right to work in competitive, integrated work environments with the necessary supports; and, WHEREAS, since 1945 Congress has designated a week in October which has culminated into National Disability Employment Awareness Month with the 2016 theme being “Inclusion Works”; and, WHEREAS, every person, regardless of ability, has valuable strengths, infinite capacity to learn and the potential to make important contributions to their local communities; and,… NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2016 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Michigan.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Policy


“Measurable Annual Goals and Short Term Objectives” - 04/13/2017

~~“The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) require that annual goals and objectives must be measurable. In order to determine whether an annual goal or objective is measurable, the following components are to be determined through a complete review of the individualized education program (IEP).A. Current level of performanceB. Specific skill to be measuredC. Target or outcomeD. Method of measurement…..Measurable annual goals on an IEP for a transition aged student must meet all the above compliance requirements and, in addition, must relate to the student’s transition services needs.” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services Orientation and Application - 03/08/2017

~~“The first step in applying for services is to attend a Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) orientation.The MRS orientation offers you an overview of the six steps to vocational rehabilitation:◦Applying for Services◦Determining Eligibility◦Career Exploration and Developing a Plan◦Following Your Plan◦Finding a Job◦Successfully Employed and Closing Your Case The MRS orientation also explains:◦The employment purpose of the MRS program◦Any employment outcome shall be competitive integrated employment which means full or part-time employment at minimum wage or higher in a community integrated setting,” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - 03/04/2017

~~“Michigan Rehabilitation Services, in coordination with schools and other community partners, will offer Pre-Employment Transition Services for students with disabilities ages 14-26 in secondary or post-secondary education. Services are designed to be an early start at job exploration and to assist students with disabilities in making transition from education/training to competitive, integrated employment. Services include:1. Job Exploration Counseling2. Work-based Learning Experiences3. Counseling on Post-Secondary Educational Programs4. Workplace Readiness Training5. Self-Advocacy Training, to include Peer Mentoring” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services/Michigan Transition Services Association Collaborative Project Description 2016-2017 - 09/20/2016

“Goal: Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase competitive integrated employment outcomes for Transition Students with Disabilities prior to application to MRS and/or after eligibility through joint training and local projects.”.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Department of Community Health 2015 Strategic Priorities - 06/15/2015

“The Michigan Department of Community Health will protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan with particular attention to providing for the needs of vulnerable and under-served populations.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS "Employment Works!" Policy - 10/01/2014

This Bureau of Community Mental Health Services Employment Works! Policy places priority on integrated employment for individuals with serious mental illness and development disabilities intends to form the basis for a future Employment First policy.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health

Employment First in Michigan 2014 Report - 09/01/2014

This report, produced by Michigan Protection and Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities Institute – Wayne State University, and the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, summarizes Michigan Employment First activities and recommends Employment First legislation. “This report calls for the State of Michigan to enact Employment First legislation implementing policies mirroring the language developed by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (Appendix 1), the Michigan Autism Council (Appendix 2), and inspired by the Office of Disability Employment Policy within the U.S. Department of Labor.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ODEP Report to Michigan - Employment First Recommendations - 09/30/2013

This document is intended as guidance for public agencies, educators, and policymakers. It lays out a vision for the ideal system of transition in Michigan, and proposes policy action items for the transition system that will result in better preparation of youth for employment success as adults. It was developed as a result of Michigan’s participation in the Employment First State Mentoring Program, funded by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Employment First - Mission & Principles - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan.    “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • 14(c)/Income Security

Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission 2013 Report - 06/15/2013

The report includes findings and recommendations targeted at improving both the lives of and the outcomes for individuals and families living with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders in Michigan. Recommendations include: 1.) Revising administrative policy to instruct all personnel assisting “in the development of individual person-centered plans to include employment objectives for clients who wish to be employed.” 2.) Adopting a statewide employment policy, through legislation and/or executive order, that prioritizes “the choices and goals of the individual and includes a variety of appropriate options to achieve those goals.” 3.) Encouraging the State of Michigan to “be a leader in adopting these employment practices within state government.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Michigan MRS and School Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements (VR 2014 State Plan) - 06/13/2013

…Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements and Third Party Cooperative Arrangements* provide coordinated vocational rehabilitation and special education services to eligible youth with disabilities, especially significantly disabled youth, from the intermediate school district (ISD) or with the local school district. Emphasis is placed on students in need of transition service planning. The agreements provide for a variety of rehabilitation services, as needed. Referrals are from local high schools or ISDs.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Six Steps to Vocational Rehabilitation; Consumer Guide

“Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) partners with individuals and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. This handbook is designed to answer your questions about our services. Welcome and thank you for contacting our agency.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five-Year State Plan 2017-2021

“Supported Employment Supported employment services support a job in an integrated work setting in the general workforce that an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without I/DD. With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include: outreach, discovery, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council’s Public Policy Advocacy Platform 2017

“The Council supports Employment First policies and will work with the legislature, policy personal, stakeholders, and interested parties to promote Employment First policies and positions. Action Plan + Continue to pursue and coordinate resource acquisition via the Office Disability Employment Program Administration for Community Living, and other entities that maximizes the opportunity to support Employment First efforts in the state + Convene a group of stakeholders to research and review best practices in employment, and develop standards to be adopted and implemented through the development of a recognized credential for employment specialists in Michigan + Pursue (with identified state agencies and organizations involved in service delivery) the administration, funding, and resource acquisition to support the delivery of the recognized curricula for employment specialists, designed to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with I/DD.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Laws and Regulations on Transition Services, IEP and Personal Curriculum

“Transition Services according to 34 CFR § 300.320(b) must begin not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and where appropriate, independent living skills; and the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council – 5 year state plan 2012-2016

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT “With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include outreach, case management, assessment, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”   REHABILITATION SERVICES “MRS is an agency of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG) and a partner in the One-Stop Michigan Works! Centers for provision of employment and training services. MRS helps people prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment with a variety of services that are planned to meet the needs of the customer.    “Based on an assessment of eligibility and the need for services, the MRS Counselor assists the individual in developing an Individual Plan for Employment (IPE). The IPE reflects the vocational goal of the individual, specific services needed to achieve that goal, vendors selected by the customer, and time frames for completion of the plan. The counselor provides vocational counseling and guidance and coordination of services and resources.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment

Partnerships


Michigan "Better Off Working" - Disability Reform Work Group Strategic Plan - 08/01/2014

This report, developed by the Michigan Department of Human Services, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Disability Determination Service, the Disability Network, and Michigan Employers, details goals to further the inclusive employment of individuals with disabilities in the state of Michigan. “The goals of the strategic plan include: “Coordinating government and private agency resources in cross-program settings to assist individuals with disabilities enter or return to the workforce.  Improving the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities by promoting work participation. De-emphasizing disability as a de facto public assistance program by refocusing on the goal of returning to work.”   
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.      
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute

The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) is Michigan's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). DDI is mandated by ADD to provide statewide services and programs designed to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. DDI collaborates with organizations throughout Michigan to develop innovative strategies for meeting the needs of diverse communities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five Year State Plan 2012-2016

Interagency Efforts around Supportive Employment Peer Mentor Pilot- “This pilot has involved the training of 22 individuals with DD to help others with DD to reach their life goals and increase their community involvement and self advocacy. The pilot has involved numerous workshops and trainings culminating with internships at the peer mentors local Community Mental Health. The vision of the planning workgroup is to develop a ‘Train the Trainer’ model so that the curriculum and lessons learned may be shared with other CMHSPs across the state.” “MDCH and MRS have developed a partnership to improve the employment outcomes for individuals with DD. The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) has assisted with training peer mentors as well as sponsoring their attendance at numerous workshops.” “The Michigan Commission for the Blind has assisted with the coordination of a peer mentor’s internship.”   Interagency Efforts around Rehabilitative Services “MRS currently has interagency agreements with the Michigan Departments of Community Health, Education, Health and Human Services, as well as with Michigan Works! and Adult Literacy to help better serve Michigan’s citizens with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan DHHS Regional Inclusive Community Coalitions

“A RICC is a local grassroots group of people that is funded and supported by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council). Members include people with disabilities, family members, friends, local advocates, community leaders and service providers.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


Michigan Employment First - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan. “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Project SEARCH - 06/01/2008

Project SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration.  More specifically, it’s a one year high school transition program which provides training and education…Project SEARCH serves as a workforce alternative for students in their last years of school.  

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.    
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS Pathways to Potential

In an effort to help everyone find a path to their fullest potential, we created Pathways to Potential as a way to break down barriers and deliver services where people need them.   The Pathways approach targets five outcome areas: attendance, education, health, safety and self-sufficiency. It also relies on a number of support networks and partnerships to wrap their arms around children and families to help them succeed.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

 

Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Training/Capacity Building


“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein announce national keynote speakers for MI Hidden Talent Workshop in Lansing” - 04/05/2017

~~“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today announced keynote speakers and session topics that will be featured at the upcoming statewide MI Hidden Talent disability employment training workshop in Lansing on Monday, May 8.The workshop will feature former Major League Baseball Pitcher Jim Abbott and retired Walgreens Senior Vice President Randy Lewis, who both have been instrumental in making the case for hiring people with disabilities across the country.” 

Systems
  • Other

Resources: Notes from the APSE Executive Director - 03/22/2017

~~“This month, we're formally introducing two new tools developed to help your organization navigate the shifting political and policy landscape and strengthen your organization. Change can be managed for positive outcomes if you've got a solid plan and the right tools:From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First is a comprehensive eLearning course developed by APSE in response to a need expressed by agencies across the country. As the Employment First movement accelerates, federal regulations have asked agencies to change how they serve individuals with disabilities. Many organizations want to make the transition from a segregated service delivery model to integrated and community-based employment services. That's a major transformation. We couldn't find an in-person or online resource that lays out helpful tips and strategies in enough depth or detail. So we created one.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Benefits to Work! - 03/02/2017

~~“Benefits to Work Training Description:This Benefits to Work training will build on 7 prerequisite modules building on the Michigan specific www.mi.db101.org website to access content, calculate projections, and remain a resource to strengthen basic benefits to work knowledge.  The in-person 2-day training event will be an interactive opportunity to reinforce lessons in the 7 modules, heighten clarity, and help individuals recognize their informational role and also when and how to effectively refer individuals to a state-wide network of benefits planners.   Your presenter will be a nationally recognized benefits to work trainer with over 20 years field experience, as well as, a “go to” resource specialist for SSA, Virginia Commonwealth University, and numerous organizations across the U.S.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health

MI Statewide Autism Resource and Training (START) Building Your Future (BYF) Project Manual - 04/01/2013

“Like many states, Michigan has experienced a significant increase in the number of individuals identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in recent years with more than 16,000 students now receiving special education services under the ASD eligibility. ..Due to the increase in numbers at the secondary level, the Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) project—a professional development grant funded by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE)— began receiving more requests for training and support to high schools and secondary transition program staff serving students with ASD. As a result of these increasing requests and challenges experienced by secondary transition programs supporting students with ASD, START staff made a commitment to design and implement a set of training and technical assistance programs for educational professionals, community agency partners, and families supporting adolescents and young adults with ASD.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MI DoE: Bridging the Special Education Career and Technical Education Divide - 05/01/2009

“The purpose of this white paper is to help secondary school administrators, teachers, and parents coordinate the programmatic requirements of Career and Technical Education (CTE) with those that govern the rights of students in Special Education programs and those with a 504 plan. This paper discusses the relevant laws governing both areas and potential for conflict, explores the positive impact that proper placement in a CTE program may have on a student with a disability, and proposes a solution that best supports the success of a student with a disability in secondary and postsecondary CTE programs. This success requires the collaboration of CTE and Special Education personnel, the understanding of the student’s disability and abilities, and the appropriate recommendation for proper placement in a CTE program.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Detroit Partners for Customized Employment - 07/01/2007

Disability Awareness Training

Under the grant, both mandated and non-mandated partners received training to build the community's capacity to provide Customized Employment services and increase disability awareness and expertise. UCP, in partnership with Employment for All, created a "Tools of Customization" curriculum that includes an introduction to Customized Employment; the discovery process and personal profiles; conducting a profile meeting; budgeting and planning; creating a portfolio; and job development (carving, creation, and negotiation). PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and forms were developed for case managers, career specialists, job developers, and providers. Non-mandated partners were also informed about disability and disability-related issues, the Ticket to Work, transportation, and support services. In addition, the One-Stops have added disability training to the monthly training services provided to their contractors. As a result, customers with disabilities receive services by staff competent in meeting their needs.

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute - Training and Events Calendar

"The DDI Training and Events Calendar shows the training events, conferences, talks and other opportunities being hosted or sponsored by DDI.”

Systems
  • Other

Michigan Works! Annual Conference

Join workforce, business and community leaders from around the state!

Michigan’s signature workforce development conference offers dynamic keynote presentations, a wide array of professional development opportunities and plenty of time for networking

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Medicaid Provider Manual - 03/10/2017

~~“The following documents comprise the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual, and address all health insurance programs administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).MDHHS also issues periodic bulletins as changes are implemented to the policies and/or processes described in the manual. Bulletins are incorporated into the online version of the manual on a quarterly basis. ” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Revised Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services; released for additional public comment” - 12/01/2016

“In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new rule for Home and Community-Based Services waivers to promote enhanced quality of services and personal protections for residents with disabilities or other health issues. Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released its Statewide Transition Plan for additional public comment. MDHHS provides home and Community-Based Services to individuals in the Medicaid program to help Michigan residents with disabilities or other health issues live at home or in the community. Michigan offers many of these services through waivers, which were approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan’s Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services - 12/01/2016

“The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers a wide range of home and community-based services and supports to improve the health and well-being of Michigan residents. Many of these home and community-based services are offered through Medicaid waiver programs. MDHHS has created several waiver programs to provide services to Michigan residents who have aging -related needs, disabilities, or other health issues. Individuals in these programs receive services in their own homes and/or communities rather than being served in an institutional setting.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

HCBS Reports in WSA for the Habilitation Support Waiver (HSW) - 10/05/2016

“HCBS Rule: Intent a) to ensure that individuals receiving long-term services and supports through home and community based service (HCBS) programs under the 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) b) and to enhance the quality of HCBS and provide protections to participants.(CMS, 2014)”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

1915(i) State plan Home and Community Based Services Administration and Operation - 09/30/2016

“The §1915(i) State Plan Amendment ABA service will operate within the §1915(b) Managed Specialty Services & Supports Program (MSS&SP), which also includes the concurrent §1915(c) Habilitation Supports Waiver. For more than a decade, the PIHPs have been responsible per the approved §1915(b)/(c) waivers and the MDCH/PIHP contract for 1) determining eligibility for mental health State Plan, additional [(b)(3)] and §1915(c) home and community based services (HCBS); 2) maintaining a provider network of qualified providers; 3) assuring the delivery of all medically necessary mental health State Plan, additional and 1915(c) HCBS to Medicaid beneficiaries; 4) maintaining the mandated organization structure and administrative services for managed care plan, including Customer Service, Grievance & Appeals, Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement Program (QAPIP) and Service & Utilization Management.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Medicaid State Plan - 07/01/2016

The Michigan Medicaid State Plan is an agreement between the state and federal government that identifies the general health care services, reimbursement, and eligibility policies in effect under Michigan Medicaid. It is the basis for the federal government (CMS/HHS) to pay its federal financial participation (FFP) for the program's operation. The plan is written on a more general level than contained in program policy.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Michigan State HCBS Transition Plan - 03/15/2016

In 2014, the Federal Government issued a new rule for Medicaid waiver programs that pay for home and community-based services. The goal of the new rule is to ensure that individuals who receive home and community-based services are an equal part of the community and have the same access to the community as people who do not receive Medicaid waiver services. The MDHHS must assess Michigan waiver programs and transition each program into compliance with new rule.    MDHHS developed a Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to outline the transition process for Michigan Medicaid waiver programs.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan ESEA Flexibility Request - 08/13/2015

“The Michigan Department of Education's ESEA flexibility request was approved on July 19, 2012 and amended on August 13, 2015.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MI Habilitation Supports Waiver (0167.R05.00) - 10/01/2010

Provides out-of-home non-vocational hab, prevocational services, respite, supported employment, supports coordination, enhanced medical equipment and supplies, enhanced pharmacy, goods and services, community living supports, environmental mods, family training, PERS, private duty nursing for individuals w/DD ages 0 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

  Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Phablet

Snapshot

Employers in the Great Lakes State know you can "Give Your Business the Upper Hand" in Michigan by creating job opportunities for workers with disabilities to reach their full potential and live the lives they choose.

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Michigan’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.13%
Change from
2014 to 2015
9,922,576
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
0.59%
Change from
2014 to 2015
769,606
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.32%
Change from
2014 to 2015
234,356
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
4.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.85%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.09%
Change from
2014 to 2015
75.43%

State Data

General

2015
Population. 9,922,576
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 769,606
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 234,356
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 4,007,865
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 30.85%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 75.43%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.40%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 23.10%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 14.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 685,812
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 727,148
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 1,088,030
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 246,897
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 48,403
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 11,502
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 16,738
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 38,645
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 10,750

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 13,062
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.00%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 350,684

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 22,361
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 66,013
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 179,488
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 12.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 11,432
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 132
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 116
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 88.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.17

 

VR OUTCOMES

2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 10,033
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 538,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $27,197,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $43,240,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $45,056,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $44,318,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 23.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 6,213
Number of people served in facility based work. 4,299
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 4,853
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 40.80

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 65.90%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 11.08%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 5.04%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 76.78%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 34.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 63.35%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 77.09%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 28.56%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 4,169,358
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 6,288
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 631,296
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 1,489,918
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 2,121,213
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 964
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 1,300
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 2,264
AbilityOne wages (products). $5,129,959
AbilityOne wages (services). $21,448,161

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 4
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 56
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 63
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. 40
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 89
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 7,825
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 7,954

 

Legislation


Michigan ABLE Legislation (HB 4542) - 10/28/2015

An act to create the Michigan achieving a better life experience (ABLE) program; to provide for ABLE accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Business Opportunity Act for Persons with Disabilities - 05/04/1998

An act to provide competitive opportunity in state procurements of goods, services, and construction for businesses owned by persons with disabilities; to provide powers and duties of the governor; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies; and to provide penalties.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan SB 360 - Education Savings Program

An act to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled “An act to create the Michigan education savings program; to provide for education savings accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies,” by amending section 10 (MCL 390.1480), as amended by 2001 PA 215.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Executive Orders


“MiABLE Disability Savings Program Now Available in Michigan” - 11/01/2016

“Today, Michigan became the fifth state in the country to launch a disability savings program, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced. The Mi-ABLE (Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience) program is a 529 (A) savings account, offering investment and tax incentives for families and others who wish to save for individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Executive Order 2015-15: Employment First in Michigan - 11/18/2015

All state departments and agencies that provide services and support to persons with disabilities, and all state departments and agencies that provide employment, economic development, or other related services, shall implement Employment First in Michigan by coordinating efforts and collaborating to ensure that state programs, policies, procedures, and funding support competitive employment within an integrated setting as the first priority and optimal outcome for persons with disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Executive Directive 2014-1: Employment Opportunities - 10/27/2014

“It is important that the State of Michigan provide a welcoming environment to those with disabilities and encourage their employment in state government in a competitive integrated setting. While many individuals desire that their disability be kept confidential, raising awareness and providing adequate training to all state employees can help bridge the gap to ensure every employee is treated with dignity and respect at all times.”   “In coordination with the Department of Civil Rights, the Civil Rights Commission and the Civil Service Commission, the SEODC shall recommend a program for attracting and retaining individuals with mental illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities and physical disabilities that includes competitive integrated employment opportunities. The program shall require the participation and engagement of all Executive Branch departments and agencies.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation - 10/15/2014

“WHEREAS, to promote opportunities for all citizens with disabilities in Michigan to gain individual integrated employment and to engage businesses to value the contributions that employees with disabilities bring to their organization will enhance the employment landscape and enable Michigan to compete with other states to bring in high-demand businesses and jobs; and,   “WHEREAS, Disability Employment Awareness Month is a good opportunity to recognize Michigan’s employment accomplishments concerning persons with disabilities and to also identify the improvements to employment that are needed to obtain a competitive wage in an integrated environment and to make sure all of Michigan’s citizens with developmental disabilities are included.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

October 2016: Disability Employment Awareness Month

“WHEREAS, people with developmental disabilities in Michigan share with the state’s other residents the right to work in competitive, integrated work environments with the necessary supports; and, WHEREAS, since 1945 Congress has designated a week in October which has culminated into National Disability Employment Awareness Month with the 2016 theme being “Inclusion Works”; and, WHEREAS, every person, regardless of ability, has valuable strengths, infinite capacity to learn and the potential to make important contributions to their local communities; and,… NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2016 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Michigan.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Policy


“Measurable Annual Goals and Short Term Objectives” - 04/13/2017

~~“The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) require that annual goals and objectives must be measurable. In order to determine whether an annual goal or objective is measurable, the following components are to be determined through a complete review of the individualized education program (IEP).A. Current level of performanceB. Specific skill to be measuredC. Target or outcomeD. Method of measurement…..Measurable annual goals on an IEP for a transition aged student must meet all the above compliance requirements and, in addition, must relate to the student’s transition services needs.” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services Orientation and Application - 03/08/2017

~~“The first step in applying for services is to attend a Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) orientation.The MRS orientation offers you an overview of the six steps to vocational rehabilitation:◦Applying for Services◦Determining Eligibility◦Career Exploration and Developing a Plan◦Following Your Plan◦Finding a Job◦Successfully Employed and Closing Your Case The MRS orientation also explains:◦The employment purpose of the MRS program◦Any employment outcome shall be competitive integrated employment which means full or part-time employment at minimum wage or higher in a community integrated setting,” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - 03/04/2017

~~“Michigan Rehabilitation Services, in coordination with schools and other community partners, will offer Pre-Employment Transition Services for students with disabilities ages 14-26 in secondary or post-secondary education. Services are designed to be an early start at job exploration and to assist students with disabilities in making transition from education/training to competitive, integrated employment. Services include:1. Job Exploration Counseling2. Work-based Learning Experiences3. Counseling on Post-Secondary Educational Programs4. Workplace Readiness Training5. Self-Advocacy Training, to include Peer Mentoring” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services/Michigan Transition Services Association Collaborative Project Description 2016-2017 - 09/20/2016

“Goal: Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase competitive integrated employment outcomes for Transition Students with Disabilities prior to application to MRS and/or after eligibility through joint training and local projects.”.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Department of Community Health 2015 Strategic Priorities - 06/15/2015

“The Michigan Department of Community Health will protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan with particular attention to providing for the needs of vulnerable and under-served populations.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS "Employment Works!" Policy - 10/01/2014

This Bureau of Community Mental Health Services Employment Works! Policy places priority on integrated employment for individuals with serious mental illness and development disabilities intends to form the basis for a future Employment First policy.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health

Employment First in Michigan 2014 Report - 09/01/2014

This report, produced by Michigan Protection and Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities Institute – Wayne State University, and the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, summarizes Michigan Employment First activities and recommends Employment First legislation. “This report calls for the State of Michigan to enact Employment First legislation implementing policies mirroring the language developed by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (Appendix 1), the Michigan Autism Council (Appendix 2), and inspired by the Office of Disability Employment Policy within the U.S. Department of Labor.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ODEP Report to Michigan - Employment First Recommendations - 09/30/2013

This document is intended as guidance for public agencies, educators, and policymakers. It lays out a vision for the ideal system of transition in Michigan, and proposes policy action items for the transition system that will result in better preparation of youth for employment success as adults. It was developed as a result of Michigan’s participation in the Employment First State Mentoring Program, funded by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Employment First - Mission & Principles - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan.    “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • 14(c)/Income Security

Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission 2013 Report - 06/15/2013

The report includes findings and recommendations targeted at improving both the lives of and the outcomes for individuals and families living with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders in Michigan. Recommendations include: 1.) Revising administrative policy to instruct all personnel assisting “in the development of individual person-centered plans to include employment objectives for clients who wish to be employed.” 2.) Adopting a statewide employment policy, through legislation and/or executive order, that prioritizes “the choices and goals of the individual and includes a variety of appropriate options to achieve those goals.” 3.) Encouraging the State of Michigan to “be a leader in adopting these employment practices within state government.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Michigan MRS and School Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements (VR 2014 State Plan) - 06/13/2013

…Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements and Third Party Cooperative Arrangements* provide coordinated vocational rehabilitation and special education services to eligible youth with disabilities, especially significantly disabled youth, from the intermediate school district (ISD) or with the local school district. Emphasis is placed on students in need of transition service planning. The agreements provide for a variety of rehabilitation services, as needed. Referrals are from local high schools or ISDs.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Six Steps to Vocational Rehabilitation; Consumer Guide

“Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) partners with individuals and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. This handbook is designed to answer your questions about our services. Welcome and thank you for contacting our agency.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five-Year State Plan 2017-2021

“Supported Employment Supported employment services support a job in an integrated work setting in the general workforce that an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without I/DD. With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include: outreach, discovery, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council’s Public Policy Advocacy Platform 2017

“The Council supports Employment First policies and will work with the legislature, policy personal, stakeholders, and interested parties to promote Employment First policies and positions. Action Plan + Continue to pursue and coordinate resource acquisition via the Office Disability Employment Program Administration for Community Living, and other entities that maximizes the opportunity to support Employment First efforts in the state + Convene a group of stakeholders to research and review best practices in employment, and develop standards to be adopted and implemented through the development of a recognized credential for employment specialists in Michigan + Pursue (with identified state agencies and organizations involved in service delivery) the administration, funding, and resource acquisition to support the delivery of the recognized curricula for employment specialists, designed to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with I/DD.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Laws and Regulations on Transition Services, IEP and Personal Curriculum

“Transition Services according to 34 CFR § 300.320(b) must begin not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and where appropriate, independent living skills; and the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council – 5 year state plan 2012-2016

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT “With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include outreach, case management, assessment, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”   REHABILITATION SERVICES “MRS is an agency of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG) and a partner in the One-Stop Michigan Works! Centers for provision of employment and training services. MRS helps people prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment with a variety of services that are planned to meet the needs of the customer.    “Based on an assessment of eligibility and the need for services, the MRS Counselor assists the individual in developing an Individual Plan for Employment (IPE). The IPE reflects the vocational goal of the individual, specific services needed to achieve that goal, vendors selected by the customer, and time frames for completion of the plan. The counselor provides vocational counseling and guidance and coordination of services and resources.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment

Partnerships


Michigan "Better Off Working" - Disability Reform Work Group Strategic Plan - 08/01/2014

This report, developed by the Michigan Department of Human Services, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Disability Determination Service, the Disability Network, and Michigan Employers, details goals to further the inclusive employment of individuals with disabilities in the state of Michigan. “The goals of the strategic plan include: “Coordinating government and private agency resources in cross-program settings to assist individuals with disabilities enter or return to the workforce.  Improving the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities by promoting work participation. De-emphasizing disability as a de facto public assistance program by refocusing on the goal of returning to work.”   
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.      
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute

The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) is Michigan's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). DDI is mandated by ADD to provide statewide services and programs designed to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. DDI collaborates with organizations throughout Michigan to develop innovative strategies for meeting the needs of diverse communities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five Year State Plan 2012-2016

Interagency Efforts around Supportive Employment Peer Mentor Pilot- “This pilot has involved the training of 22 individuals with DD to help others with DD to reach their life goals and increase their community involvement and self advocacy. The pilot has involved numerous workshops and trainings culminating with internships at the peer mentors local Community Mental Health. The vision of the planning workgroup is to develop a ‘Train the Trainer’ model so that the curriculum and lessons learned may be shared with other CMHSPs across the state.” “MDCH and MRS have developed a partnership to improve the employment outcomes for individuals with DD. The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) has assisted with training peer mentors as well as sponsoring their attendance at numerous workshops.” “The Michigan Commission for the Blind has assisted with the coordination of a peer mentor’s internship.”   Interagency Efforts around Rehabilitative Services “MRS currently has interagency agreements with the Michigan Departments of Community Health, Education, Health and Human Services, as well as with Michigan Works! and Adult Literacy to help better serve Michigan’s citizens with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan DHHS Regional Inclusive Community Coalitions

“A RICC is a local grassroots group of people that is funded and supported by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council). Members include people with disabilities, family members, friends, local advocates, community leaders and service providers.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


Michigan Employment First - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan. “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Project SEARCH - 06/01/2008

Project SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration.  More specifically, it’s a one year high school transition program which provides training and education…Project SEARCH serves as a workforce alternative for students in their last years of school.  

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.    
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS Pathways to Potential

In an effort to help everyone find a path to their fullest potential, we created Pathways to Potential as a way to break down barriers and deliver services where people need them.   The Pathways approach targets five outcome areas: attendance, education, health, safety and self-sufficiency. It also relies on a number of support networks and partnerships to wrap their arms around children and families to help them succeed.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

 

Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Training/Capacity Building


“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein announce national keynote speakers for MI Hidden Talent Workshop in Lansing” - 04/05/2017

~~“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today announced keynote speakers and session topics that will be featured at the upcoming statewide MI Hidden Talent disability employment training workshop in Lansing on Monday, May 8.The workshop will feature former Major League Baseball Pitcher Jim Abbott and retired Walgreens Senior Vice President Randy Lewis, who both have been instrumental in making the case for hiring people with disabilities across the country.” 

Systems
  • Other

Resources: Notes from the APSE Executive Director - 03/22/2017

~~“This month, we're formally introducing two new tools developed to help your organization navigate the shifting political and policy landscape and strengthen your organization. Change can be managed for positive outcomes if you've got a solid plan and the right tools:From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First is a comprehensive eLearning course developed by APSE in response to a need expressed by agencies across the country. As the Employment First movement accelerates, federal regulations have asked agencies to change how they serve individuals with disabilities. Many organizations want to make the transition from a segregated service delivery model to integrated and community-based employment services. That's a major transformation. We couldn't find an in-person or online resource that lays out helpful tips and strategies in enough depth or detail. So we created one.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Benefits to Work! - 03/02/2017

~~“Benefits to Work Training Description:This Benefits to Work training will build on 7 prerequisite modules building on the Michigan specific www.mi.db101.org website to access content, calculate projections, and remain a resource to strengthen basic benefits to work knowledge.  The in-person 2-day training event will be an interactive opportunity to reinforce lessons in the 7 modules, heighten clarity, and help individuals recognize their informational role and also when and how to effectively refer individuals to a state-wide network of benefits planners.   Your presenter will be a nationally recognized benefits to work trainer with over 20 years field experience, as well as, a “go to” resource specialist for SSA, Virginia Commonwealth University, and numerous organizations across the U.S.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health

MI Statewide Autism Resource and Training (START) Building Your Future (BYF) Project Manual - 04/01/2013

“Like many states, Michigan has experienced a significant increase in the number of individuals identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in recent years with more than 16,000 students now receiving special education services under the ASD eligibility. ..Due to the increase in numbers at the secondary level, the Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) project—a professional development grant funded by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE)— began receiving more requests for training and support to high schools and secondary transition program staff serving students with ASD. As a result of these increasing requests and challenges experienced by secondary transition programs supporting students with ASD, START staff made a commitment to design and implement a set of training and technical assistance programs for educational professionals, community agency partners, and families supporting adolescents and young adults with ASD.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MI DoE: Bridging the Special Education Career and Technical Education Divide - 05/01/2009

“The purpose of this white paper is to help secondary school administrators, teachers, and parents coordinate the programmatic requirements of Career and Technical Education (CTE) with those that govern the rights of students in Special Education programs and those with a 504 plan. This paper discusses the relevant laws governing both areas and potential for conflict, explores the positive impact that proper placement in a CTE program may have on a student with a disability, and proposes a solution that best supports the success of a student with a disability in secondary and postsecondary CTE programs. This success requires the collaboration of CTE and Special Education personnel, the understanding of the student’s disability and abilities, and the appropriate recommendation for proper placement in a CTE program.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Detroit Partners for Customized Employment - 07/01/2007

Disability Awareness Training

Under the grant, both mandated and non-mandated partners received training to build the community's capacity to provide Customized Employment services and increase disability awareness and expertise. UCP, in partnership with Employment for All, created a "Tools of Customization" curriculum that includes an introduction to Customized Employment; the discovery process and personal profiles; conducting a profile meeting; budgeting and planning; creating a portfolio; and job development (carving, creation, and negotiation). PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and forms were developed for case managers, career specialists, job developers, and providers. Non-mandated partners were also informed about disability and disability-related issues, the Ticket to Work, transportation, and support services. In addition, the One-Stops have added disability training to the monthly training services provided to their contractors. As a result, customers with disabilities receive services by staff competent in meeting their needs.

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute - Training and Events Calendar

"The DDI Training and Events Calendar shows the training events, conferences, talks and other opportunities being hosted or sponsored by DDI.”

Systems
  • Other

Michigan Works! Annual Conference

Join workforce, business and community leaders from around the state!

Michigan’s signature workforce development conference offers dynamic keynote presentations, a wide array of professional development opportunities and plenty of time for networking

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Medicaid Provider Manual - 03/10/2017

~~“The following documents comprise the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual, and address all health insurance programs administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).MDHHS also issues periodic bulletins as changes are implemented to the policies and/or processes described in the manual. Bulletins are incorporated into the online version of the manual on a quarterly basis. ” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Revised Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services; released for additional public comment” - 12/01/2016

“In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new rule for Home and Community-Based Services waivers to promote enhanced quality of services and personal protections for residents with disabilities or other health issues. Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released its Statewide Transition Plan for additional public comment. MDHHS provides home and Community-Based Services to individuals in the Medicaid program to help Michigan residents with disabilities or other health issues live at home or in the community. Michigan offers many of these services through waivers, which were approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan’s Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services - 12/01/2016

“The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers a wide range of home and community-based services and supports to improve the health and well-being of Michigan residents. Many of these home and community-based services are offered through Medicaid waiver programs. MDHHS has created several waiver programs to provide services to Michigan residents who have aging -related needs, disabilities, or other health issues. Individuals in these programs receive services in their own homes and/or communities rather than being served in an institutional setting.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

HCBS Reports in WSA for the Habilitation Support Waiver (HSW) - 10/05/2016

“HCBS Rule: Intent a) to ensure that individuals receiving long-term services and supports through home and community based service (HCBS) programs under the 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) b) and to enhance the quality of HCBS and provide protections to participants.(CMS, 2014)”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

1915(i) State plan Home and Community Based Services Administration and Operation - 09/30/2016

“The §1915(i) State Plan Amendment ABA service will operate within the §1915(b) Managed Specialty Services & Supports Program (MSS&SP), which also includes the concurrent §1915(c) Habilitation Supports Waiver. For more than a decade, the PIHPs have been responsible per the approved §1915(b)/(c) waivers and the MDCH/PIHP contract for 1) determining eligibility for mental health State Plan, additional [(b)(3)] and §1915(c) home and community based services (HCBS); 2) maintaining a provider network of qualified providers; 3) assuring the delivery of all medically necessary mental health State Plan, additional and 1915(c) HCBS to Medicaid beneficiaries; 4) maintaining the mandated organization structure and administrative services for managed care plan, including Customer Service, Grievance & Appeals, Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement Program (QAPIP) and Service & Utilization Management.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Medicaid State Plan - 07/01/2016

The Michigan Medicaid State Plan is an agreement between the state and federal government that identifies the general health care services, reimbursement, and eligibility policies in effect under Michigan Medicaid. It is the basis for the federal government (CMS/HHS) to pay its federal financial participation (FFP) for the program's operation. The plan is written on a more general level than contained in program policy.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Michigan State HCBS Transition Plan - 03/15/2016

In 2014, the Federal Government issued a new rule for Medicaid waiver programs that pay for home and community-based services. The goal of the new rule is to ensure that individuals who receive home and community-based services are an equal part of the community and have the same access to the community as people who do not receive Medicaid waiver services. The MDHHS must assess Michigan waiver programs and transition each program into compliance with new rule.    MDHHS developed a Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to outline the transition process for Michigan Medicaid waiver programs.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan ESEA Flexibility Request - 08/13/2015

“The Michigan Department of Education's ESEA flexibility request was approved on July 19, 2012 and amended on August 13, 2015.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MI Habilitation Supports Waiver (0167.R05.00) - 10/01/2010

Provides out-of-home non-vocational hab, prevocational services, respite, supported employment, supports coordination, enhanced medical equipment and supplies, enhanced pharmacy, goods and services, community living supports, environmental mods, family training, PERS, private duty nursing for individuals w/DD ages 0 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

  Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Phone

Snapshot

Employers in the Great Lakes State know you can "Give Your Business the Upper Hand" in Michigan by creating job opportunities for workers with disabilities to reach their full potential and live the lives they choose.

State VR Rates and Services

A list of services offered by this state’s Vocational Rehabilitation agency, along with the standard rates paid for the performance of those services.

PDF icon Michigan’s VR Rates and Services

2015 State Population.
0.13%
Change from
2014 to 2015
9,922,576
2015 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
0.59%
Change from
2014 to 2015
769,606
2015 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.32%
Change from
2014 to 2015
234,356
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
4.02%
Change from
2014 to 2015
30.85%
2015 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
1.09%
Change from
2014 to 2015
75.43%

State Data

General

2015
Population. 9,922,576
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 769,606
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 234,356
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 4,007,865
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 30.85%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 75.43%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.40%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 23.10%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 14.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 685,812
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 727,148
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 1,088,030
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 246,897
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 48,403
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 11,502
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 16,738
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 38,645
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 10,750

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2015
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 13,062
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 5.00%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 350,684

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2015
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 22,361
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 66,013
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 179,488
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 12.50%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2015
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 11,432
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2014
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 132
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 116
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 88.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.17

 

VR OUTCOMES

2016
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 10,033
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 538,310
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2014
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $27,197,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $43,240,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $45,056,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $44,318,000
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 23.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 6,213
Number of people served in facility based work. 4,299
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 4,853
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 40.80

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2014
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 65.90%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 11.08%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 5.04%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 76.78%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 34.79%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 63.35%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 77.09%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 28.56%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 4,169,358
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 6,288
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 631,296
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 1,489,918
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 2,121,213
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 964
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 1,300
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 2,264
AbilityOne wages (products). $5,129,959
AbilityOne wages (services). $21,448,161

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2016
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 4
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 56
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 63
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. 40
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 89
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 7,825
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 7,954

 

Legislation


Michigan ABLE Legislation (HB 4542) - 10/28/2015

An act to create the Michigan achieving a better life experience (ABLE) program; to provide for ABLE accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Business Opportunity Act for Persons with Disabilities - 05/04/1998

An act to provide competitive opportunity in state procurements of goods, services, and construction for businesses owned by persons with disabilities; to provide powers and duties of the governor; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies; and to provide penalties.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan SB 360 - Education Savings Program

An act to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled “An act to create the Michigan education savings program; to provide for education savings accounts; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies, boards, and departments; to allow certain tax credits or deductions; and to provide for penalties and remedies,” by amending section 10 (MCL 390.1480), as amended by 2001 PA 215.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Executive Orders


“MiABLE Disability Savings Program Now Available in Michigan” - 11/01/2016

“Today, Michigan became the fifth state in the country to launch a disability savings program, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced. The Mi-ABLE (Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience) program is a 529 (A) savings account, offering investment and tax incentives for families and others who wish to save for individuals with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Michigan Executive Order 2015-15: Employment First in Michigan - 11/18/2015

All state departments and agencies that provide services and support to persons with disabilities, and all state departments and agencies that provide employment, economic development, or other related services, shall implement Employment First in Michigan by coordinating efforts and collaborating to ensure that state programs, policies, procedures, and funding support competitive employment within an integrated setting as the first priority and optimal outcome for persons with disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Executive Directive 2014-1: Employment Opportunities - 10/27/2014

“It is important that the State of Michigan provide a welcoming environment to those with disabilities and encourage their employment in state government in a competitive integrated setting. While many individuals desire that their disability be kept confidential, raising awareness and providing adequate training to all state employees can help bridge the gap to ensure every employee is treated with dignity and respect at all times.”   “In coordination with the Department of Civil Rights, the Civil Rights Commission and the Civil Service Commission, the SEODC shall recommend a program for attracting and retaining individuals with mental illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities and physical disabilities that includes competitive integrated employment opportunities. The program shall require the participation and engagement of all Executive Branch departments and agencies.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation - 10/15/2014

“WHEREAS, to promote opportunities for all citizens with disabilities in Michigan to gain individual integrated employment and to engage businesses to value the contributions that employees with disabilities bring to their organization will enhance the employment landscape and enable Michigan to compete with other states to bring in high-demand businesses and jobs; and,   “WHEREAS, Disability Employment Awareness Month is a good opportunity to recognize Michigan’s employment accomplishments concerning persons with disabilities and to also identify the improvements to employment that are needed to obtain a competitive wage in an integrated environment and to make sure all of Michigan’s citizens with developmental disabilities are included.”  
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

October 2016: Disability Employment Awareness Month

“WHEREAS, people with developmental disabilities in Michigan share with the state’s other residents the right to work in competitive, integrated work environments with the necessary supports; and, WHEREAS, since 1945 Congress has designated a week in October which has culminated into National Disability Employment Awareness Month with the 2016 theme being “Inclusion Works”; and, WHEREAS, every person, regardless of ability, has valuable strengths, infinite capacity to learn and the potential to make important contributions to their local communities; and,… NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2016 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Michigan.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Policy


“Measurable Annual Goals and Short Term Objectives” - 04/13/2017

~~“The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) require that annual goals and objectives must be measurable. In order to determine whether an annual goal or objective is measurable, the following components are to be determined through a complete review of the individualized education program (IEP).A. Current level of performanceB. Specific skill to be measuredC. Target or outcomeD. Method of measurement…..Measurable annual goals on an IEP for a transition aged student must meet all the above compliance requirements and, in addition, must relate to the student’s transition services needs.” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services Orientation and Application - 03/08/2017

~~“The first step in applying for services is to attend a Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) orientation.The MRS orientation offers you an overview of the six steps to vocational rehabilitation:◦Applying for Services◦Determining Eligibility◦Career Exploration and Developing a Plan◦Following Your Plan◦Finding a Job◦Successfully Employed and Closing Your Case The MRS orientation also explains:◦The employment purpose of the MRS program◦Any employment outcome shall be competitive integrated employment which means full or part-time employment at minimum wage or higher in a community integrated setting,” 

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - 03/04/2017

~~“Michigan Rehabilitation Services, in coordination with schools and other community partners, will offer Pre-Employment Transition Services for students with disabilities ages 14-26 in secondary or post-secondary education. Services are designed to be an early start at job exploration and to assist students with disabilities in making transition from education/training to competitive, integrated employment. Services include:1. Job Exploration Counseling2. Work-based Learning Experiences3. Counseling on Post-Secondary Educational Programs4. Workplace Readiness Training5. Self-Advocacy Training, to include Peer Mentoring” 

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Rehabilitation Services/Michigan Transition Services Association Collaborative Project Description 2016-2017 - 09/20/2016

“Goal: Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase competitive integrated employment outcomes for Transition Students with Disabilities prior to application to MRS and/or after eligibility through joint training and local projects.”.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Department of Community Health 2015 Strategic Priorities - 06/15/2015

“The Michigan Department of Community Health will protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan with particular attention to providing for the needs of vulnerable and under-served populations.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS "Employment Works!" Policy - 10/01/2014

This Bureau of Community Mental Health Services Employment Works! Policy places priority on integrated employment for individuals with serious mental illness and development disabilities intends to form the basis for a future Employment First policy.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health

Employment First in Michigan 2014 Report - 09/01/2014

This report, produced by Michigan Protection and Advocacy, Developmental Disabilities Institute – Wayne State University, and the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, summarizes Michigan Employment First activities and recommends Employment First legislation. “This report calls for the State of Michigan to enact Employment First legislation implementing policies mirroring the language developed by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (Appendix 1), the Michigan Autism Council (Appendix 2), and inspired by the Office of Disability Employment Policy within the U.S. Department of Labor.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

ODEP Report to Michigan - Employment First Recommendations - 09/30/2013

This document is intended as guidance for public agencies, educators, and policymakers. It lays out a vision for the ideal system of transition in Michigan, and proposes policy action items for the transition system that will result in better preparation of youth for employment success as adults. It was developed as a result of Michigan’s participation in the Employment First State Mentoring Program, funded by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Employment First - Mission & Principles - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan.    “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • 14(c)/Income Security

Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission 2013 Report - 06/15/2013

The report includes findings and recommendations targeted at improving both the lives of and the outcomes for individuals and families living with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders in Michigan. Recommendations include: 1.) Revising administrative policy to instruct all personnel assisting “in the development of individual person-centered plans to include employment objectives for clients who wish to be employed.” 2.) Adopting a statewide employment policy, through legislation and/or executive order, that prioritizes “the choices and goals of the individual and includes a variety of appropriate options to achieve those goals.” 3.) Encouraging the State of Michigan to “be a leader in adopting these employment practices within state government.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

Michigan MRS and School Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements (VR 2014 State Plan) - 06/13/2013

…Interagency Cash Transfer Agreements and Third Party Cooperative Arrangements* provide coordinated vocational rehabilitation and special education services to eligible youth with disabilities, especially significantly disabled youth, from the intermediate school district (ISD) or with the local school district. Emphasis is placed on students in need of transition service planning. The agreements provide for a variety of rehabilitation services, as needed. Referrals are from local high schools or ISDs.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Six Steps to Vocational Rehabilitation; Consumer Guide

“Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) partners with individuals and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. This handbook is designed to answer your questions about our services. Welcome and thank you for contacting our agency.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five-Year State Plan 2017-2021

“Supported Employment Supported employment services support a job in an integrated work setting in the general workforce that an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without I/DD. With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include: outreach, discovery, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council’s Public Policy Advocacy Platform 2017

“The Council supports Employment First policies and will work with the legislature, policy personal, stakeholders, and interested parties to promote Employment First policies and positions. Action Plan + Continue to pursue and coordinate resource acquisition via the Office Disability Employment Program Administration for Community Living, and other entities that maximizes the opportunity to support Employment First efforts in the state + Convene a group of stakeholders to research and review best practices in employment, and develop standards to be adopted and implemented through the development of a recognized credential for employment specialists in Michigan + Pursue (with identified state agencies and organizations involved in service delivery) the administration, funding, and resource acquisition to support the delivery of the recognized curricula for employment specialists, designed to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with I/DD.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Laws and Regulations on Transition Services, IEP and Personal Curriculum

“Transition Services according to 34 CFR § 300.320(b) must begin not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and where appropriate, independent living skills; and the transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council – 5 year state plan 2012-2016

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT “With the help of a job coach, who guides and prompts the worker as needed, the worker develops the skills needed for more independent work. Supported employment services may include outreach, case management, assessment, job development, job matching, job placement, participation in supported self-employment, job coaching, evaluation of worker productivity, counseling, transportation, and long term supports to maintain employment and employer and community relations.”   REHABILITATION SERVICES “MRS is an agency of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG) and a partner in the One-Stop Michigan Works! Centers for provision of employment and training services. MRS helps people prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment with a variety of services that are planned to meet the needs of the customer.    “Based on an assessment of eligibility and the need for services, the MRS Counselor assists the individual in developing an Individual Plan for Employment (IPE). The IPE reflects the vocational goal of the individual, specific services needed to achieve that goal, vendors selected by the customer, and time frames for completion of the plan. The counselor provides vocational counseling and guidance and coordination of services and resources.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment

Partnerships


Michigan "Better Off Working" - Disability Reform Work Group Strategic Plan - 08/01/2014

This report, developed by the Michigan Department of Human Services, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Disability Determination Service, the Disability Network, and Michigan Employers, details goals to further the inclusive employment of individuals with disabilities in the state of Michigan. “The goals of the strategic plan include: “Coordinating government and private agency resources in cross-program settings to assist individuals with disabilities enter or return to the workforce.  Improving the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities by promoting work participation. De-emphasizing disability as a de facto public assistance program by refocusing on the goal of returning to work.”   
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.      
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute

The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) is Michigan's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). DDI is mandated by ADD to provide statewide services and programs designed to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. DDI collaborates with organizations throughout Michigan to develop innovative strategies for meeting the needs of diverse communities.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Five Year State Plan 2012-2016

Interagency Efforts around Supportive Employment Peer Mentor Pilot- “This pilot has involved the training of 22 individuals with DD to help others with DD to reach their life goals and increase their community involvement and self advocacy. The pilot has involved numerous workshops and trainings culminating with internships at the peer mentors local Community Mental Health. The vision of the planning workgroup is to develop a ‘Train the Trainer’ model so that the curriculum and lessons learned may be shared with other CMHSPs across the state.” “MDCH and MRS have developed a partnership to improve the employment outcomes for individuals with DD. The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) has assisted with training peer mentors as well as sponsoring their attendance at numerous workshops.” “The Michigan Commission for the Blind has assisted with the coordination of a peer mentor’s internship.”   Interagency Efforts around Rehabilitative Services “MRS currently has interagency agreements with the Michigan Departments of Community Health, Education, Health and Human Services, as well as with Michigan Works! and Adult Literacy to help better serve Michigan’s citizens with disabilities.”  
Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Michigan DHHS Regional Inclusive Community Coalitions

“A RICC is a local grassroots group of people that is funded and supported by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council). Members include people with disabilities, family members, friends, local advocates, community leaders and service providers.”

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


Michigan Employment First - 08/13/2013

On August 13, 2013, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council adopted a set of principles and a mission statement for the Employment First policy in Michigan. “Employment First in Michigan is a declaration of both philosophy and policy stating that individual integrated employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Project SEARCH - 06/01/2008

Project SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration.  More specifically, it’s a one year high school transition program which provides training and education…Project SEARCH serves as a workforce alternative for students in their last years of school.  

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MI Transition Services Association & MI Rehabilitation Services Collaborative Project

Goal Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships between MRS and MTSA that increase employment outcomes for MRS eligible Transition Youth. Objective 1. To work collaboratively to utilize MRS case service funds to increase Pre-Employment Transition Services to Transition Youth in secondary settings who are preparing for and seeking employment…   2. To increase opportunities for purposeful collaborative training between ISD Transition Coordinators, or their local Transition designees and MRS transition counselors and managers to improve employment outcomes for students.    
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Michigan DHHS Pathways to Potential

In an effort to help everyone find a path to their fullest potential, we created Pathways to Potential as a way to break down barriers and deliver services where people need them.   The Pathways approach targets five outcome areas: attendance, education, health, safety and self-sufficiency. It also relies on a number of support networks and partnerships to wrap their arms around children and families to help them succeed.  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

 

Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Training/Capacity Building


“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein announce national keynote speakers for MI Hidden Talent Workshop in Lansing” - 04/05/2017

~~“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today announced keynote speakers and session topics that will be featured at the upcoming statewide MI Hidden Talent disability employment training workshop in Lansing on Monday, May 8.The workshop will feature former Major League Baseball Pitcher Jim Abbott and retired Walgreens Senior Vice President Randy Lewis, who both have been instrumental in making the case for hiring people with disabilities across the country.” 

Systems
  • Other

Resources: Notes from the APSE Executive Director - 03/22/2017

~~“This month, we're formally introducing two new tools developed to help your organization navigate the shifting political and policy landscape and strengthen your organization. Change can be managed for positive outcomes if you've got a solid plan and the right tools:From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First is a comprehensive eLearning course developed by APSE in response to a need expressed by agencies across the country. As the Employment First movement accelerates, federal regulations have asked agencies to change how they serve individuals with disabilities. Many organizations want to make the transition from a segregated service delivery model to integrated and community-based employment services. That's a major transformation. We couldn't find an in-person or online resource that lays out helpful tips and strategies in enough depth or detail. So we created one.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Benefits to Work! - 03/02/2017

~~“Benefits to Work Training Description:This Benefits to Work training will build on 7 prerequisite modules building on the Michigan specific www.mi.db101.org website to access content, calculate projections, and remain a resource to strengthen basic benefits to work knowledge.  The in-person 2-day training event will be an interactive opportunity to reinforce lessons in the 7 modules, heighten clarity, and help individuals recognize their informational role and also when and how to effectively refer individuals to a state-wide network of benefits planners.   Your presenter will be a nationally recognized benefits to work trainer with over 20 years field experience, as well as, a “go to” resource specialist for SSA, Virginia Commonwealth University, and numerous organizations across the U.S.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Mental Health

MI Statewide Autism Resource and Training (START) Building Your Future (BYF) Project Manual - 04/01/2013

“Like many states, Michigan has experienced a significant increase in the number of individuals identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in recent years with more than 16,000 students now receiving special education services under the ASD eligibility. ..Due to the increase in numbers at the secondary level, the Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) project—a professional development grant funded by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE)— began receiving more requests for training and support to high schools and secondary transition program staff serving students with ASD. As a result of these increasing requests and challenges experienced by secondary transition programs supporting students with ASD, START staff made a commitment to design and implement a set of training and technical assistance programs for educational professionals, community agency partners, and families supporting adolescents and young adults with ASD.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MI DoE: Bridging the Special Education Career and Technical Education Divide - 05/01/2009

“The purpose of this white paper is to help secondary school administrators, teachers, and parents coordinate the programmatic requirements of Career and Technical Education (CTE) with those that govern the rights of students in Special Education programs and those with a 504 plan. This paper discusses the relevant laws governing both areas and potential for conflict, explores the positive impact that proper placement in a CTE program may have on a student with a disability, and proposes a solution that best supports the success of a student with a disability in secondary and postsecondary CTE programs. This success requires the collaboration of CTE and Special Education personnel, the understanding of the student’s disability and abilities, and the appropriate recommendation for proper placement in a CTE program.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Detroit Partners for Customized Employment - 07/01/2007

Disability Awareness Training

Under the grant, both mandated and non-mandated partners received training to build the community's capacity to provide Customized Employment services and increase disability awareness and expertise. UCP, in partnership with Employment for All, created a "Tools of Customization" curriculum that includes an introduction to Customized Employment; the discovery process and personal profiles; conducting a profile meeting; budgeting and planning; creating a portfolio; and job development (carving, creation, and negotiation). PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and forms were developed for case managers, career specialists, job developers, and providers. Non-mandated partners were also informed about disability and disability-related issues, the Ticket to Work, transportation, and support services. In addition, the One-Stops have added disability training to the monthly training services provided to their contractors. As a result, customers with disabilities receive services by staff competent in meeting their needs.

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement

Wayne State University Developmental Disabilities Institute - Training and Events Calendar

"The DDI Training and Events Calendar shows the training events, conferences, talks and other opportunities being hosted or sponsored by DDI.”

Systems
  • Other

Michigan Works! Annual Conference

Join workforce, business and community leaders from around the state!

Michigan’s signature workforce development conference offers dynamic keynote presentations, a wide array of professional development opportunities and plenty of time for networking

 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Medicaid Provider Manual - 03/10/2017

~~“The following documents comprise the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual, and address all health insurance programs administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).MDHHS also issues periodic bulletins as changes are implemented to the policies and/or processes described in the manual. Bulletins are incorporated into the online version of the manual on a quarterly basis. ” 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

“Revised Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services; released for additional public comment” - 12/01/2016

“In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new rule for Home and Community-Based Services waivers to promote enhanced quality of services and personal protections for residents with disabilities or other health issues. Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released its Statewide Transition Plan for additional public comment. MDHHS provides home and Community-Based Services to individuals in the Medicaid program to help Michigan residents with disabilities or other health issues live at home or in the community. Michigan offers many of these services through waivers, which were approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan’s Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services - 12/01/2016

“The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers a wide range of home and community-based services and supports to improve the health and well-being of Michigan residents. Many of these home and community-based services are offered through Medicaid waiver programs. MDHHS has created several waiver programs to provide services to Michigan residents who have aging -related needs, disabilities, or other health issues. Individuals in these programs receive services in their own homes and/or communities rather than being served in an institutional setting.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

HCBS Reports in WSA for the Habilitation Support Waiver (HSW) - 10/05/2016

“HCBS Rule: Intent a) to ensure that individuals receiving long-term services and supports through home and community based service (HCBS) programs under the 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915 (k) b) and to enhance the quality of HCBS and provide protections to participants.(CMS, 2014)”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

1915(i) State plan Home and Community Based Services Administration and Operation - 09/30/2016

“The §1915(i) State Plan Amendment ABA service will operate within the §1915(b) Managed Specialty Services & Supports Program (MSS&SP), which also includes the concurrent §1915(c) Habilitation Supports Waiver. For more than a decade, the PIHPs have been responsible per the approved §1915(b)/(c) waivers and the MDCH/PIHP contract for 1) determining eligibility for mental health State Plan, additional [(b)(3)] and §1915(c) home and community based services (HCBS); 2) maintaining a provider network of qualified providers; 3) assuring the delivery of all medically necessary mental health State Plan, additional and 1915(c) HCBS to Medicaid beneficiaries; 4) maintaining the mandated organization structure and administrative services for managed care plan, including Customer Service, Grievance & Appeals, Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement Program (QAPIP) and Service & Utilization Management.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Medicaid State Plan - 07/01/2016

The Michigan Medicaid State Plan is an agreement between the state and federal government that identifies the general health care services, reimbursement, and eligibility policies in effect under Michigan Medicaid. It is the basis for the federal government (CMS/HHS) to pay its federal financial participation (FFP) for the program's operation. The plan is written on a more general level than contained in program policy.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies

Michigan State HCBS Transition Plan - 03/15/2016

In 2014, the Federal Government issued a new rule for Medicaid waiver programs that pay for home and community-based services. The goal of the new rule is to ensure that individuals who receive home and community-based services are an equal part of the community and have the same access to the community as people who do not receive Medicaid waiver services. The MDHHS must assess Michigan waiver programs and transition each program into compliance with new rule.    MDHHS developed a Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to outline the transition process for Michigan Medicaid waiver programs.  
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan ESEA Flexibility Request - 08/13/2015

“The Michigan Department of Education's ESEA flexibility request was approved on July 19, 2012 and amended on August 13, 2015.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

MI Habilitation Supports Waiver (0167.R05.00) - 10/01/2010

Provides out-of-home non-vocational hab, prevocational services, respite, supported employment, supports coordination, enhanced medical equipment and supplies, enhanced pharmacy, goods and services, community living supports, environmental mods, family training, PERS, private duty nursing for individuals w/DD ages 0 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Michigan Money Follows the Person

“The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems. Over 40,500 people with chronic conditions and disabilities have transitioned from institutions back into the community through MFP programs as of December 2013.  The Affordable Care Act of 2010 strengthened and expanded the MFP program allowing more states to apply.”

  Goals Give consumers and families a central role in defining and implementing the systems changes necessary to realize the principle that money follows the person. Develop and establish within pilot sites a model for an integrated long-term care (LTC) system that supports money follows the person. Develop strategies within the State Plan and the current MI Choice waiver that support the principle of money follows the person. Develop alternatives to traditional models for nursing home care.   Activities Establish a Community Consortium for Advocacy and Technical Assistance to provide advocacy for LTC system change. Establish an LTC Community Roundtable to facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning. Analyze barriers to "money follows the person" and devise solutions, including waivers and State policy changes. Develop alternative uses for nursing facilities. Provide and support alternatives to traditional nursing care. Develop a model for nursing home transition and development of community support. Establish and implement the model at three pilot sites.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)