Michigan Statewide Assistive Device Demonstration for people with disabilities

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition has fully launched our device demonstration program. Funded by the federal AT Act, this program allows for demonstration of AT (assistive technology) for anyone in Michigan with a disability including older adults with disabilities. Please share this flyer and offering widely–we are doing device demonstrations virtually right now, with devices shipped to people’s […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for People with Disabilities

Michigan Expanding Access to Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine to Michiganders Ages 16 and Older with Medical Conditions, Disabilities Starting March 22 All Michiganders age 16 and up to become eligible on April 5 Please click on the flyer link below for more information   COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for People with Disabilities

Hiring and Managing Direct Care Workers

This is a guide to hiring and managing the workers who provide the services and supports paid for the community mental health agency (CMH). When you choose to direct your services and supports, you hire your own workers. Your workers help you with your goals from the person-centered planning process. Click on the guide below! […]

Family and Advocate Webinar

In an effort to promote family-school collaborations and provide a common and consistent understanding between parents, families, advocates, school districts, and intermediate school districts, the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education (MDE OSE) hosted a free webinar on December 17, 2020. This webinar opportunity had been specifically designed for parents, families, and advocates […]

In Final Days of Trump Administration and In Middle of Pandemic, Federal Officials Approve Cuts to Medicaid in Tennessee

Washington, D.C. – As the Trump Administration wraps up its tenure, officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized an agreement with the state of Tennessee that will cut funding for the Medicaid program in that state, known as TennCare. “This decision will harm people with disabilities, low-income families, and older adults […]

Amidst Nationwide COVID-19 Surge, Health & Civil Rights Groups Secure Federal Approval of Revised Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines in Texas

Washington, D.C.: Today, amidst an unparalleled rampant spread of COVID-19 infection throughout the country and the looming specter of care rationing as hospitals become overwhelmed, civil rights groups, working closely with two Texas regional health groups and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the approval of revised […]