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Developmental Disabilities Institute

April 21, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Training
Location: Quality Inn
2980 Cook Rd.
West Branch, MI 48661
Cost: Free

Independent Facilitation is an ongoing process of supporting people with disabilities to take up their full citizenship and participate in their community.


An independent facilitator helps an individual create a vision for their future. It's a process rooted in relationship and can facilitate many objectives: exploring passions and interests, finding paid or volunteer work, developing new roles in community, nurturing new friendships and exploring options for home are just some of the aims that an individual may focus on through Independent Facilitation.


The key to Independent Facilitation is that it involves not only creating a plan, but taking specific actions to implement the plan. An Independent Facilitator walks with the individual and their family, friends and supporters as they move towards realizing goals and building new connections.


  • Must attend both days to receive a training certificate. Training is not approved for continuing education credits.
  • Attendees must be 18+, able to pass background check, and not an employee of a Community Mental Health or a contracted provider agency. A provider agency is any agency that provides Medicaid funded services.
  • Lunch will be provided
 
This training event is sponsored by Grant #20190111-00 from the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council to the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University.
For more information about this event, please contact Rachel Baker at 989-631-4439 or baker@thearcofmidland.org.