Southfield, MI 48075-3745
believes strongly in the right to self-determination and independence for
all persons regardless of any physical, mental, or emotional limitations
that society calls a "disability"
||Programs and Services:
- "Parents Are Experts" Parents Training Project (PTP)
is based on the premise that parents are experts when it comes to their
children. The award winning project encourages increased parental
participation in the special education process through the use of a wide
spectrum of trainings and workshops.
- Through the Advocacy program, the agency makes it possible for
parents to receive the technical know-how and moral and emotional support
they need when they advocate for the rights of their children. The
advocates also provide intake and referral services, specialized trainings
and assist all people with disabilities to access community services.
- State Initiated Grant Project
trains parents to become self-advocates for their children. The project
recognizes that no one is more concerned and better able to advocate for
the educational well-being of children than an informed parent.
- Choice Access is a federally funded five year demonstration
project through the Rehabilitation Services Administration. Choice Access
assists people with significant disabilities find and purchase services
and supports which result in meaningful, paid, customer-selected
employment in the community.
- Rehabilitation Renaissance Project (Rehab Ren) is a
collaborative project (based on the Choice Access model) conducted by
Michigan Jobs Commission Rehabilitation Services (MJC-RS) and UCP/Detroit.
Customers choose to participate in the project and make choices in their
rehabilitation program; the customer chooses job goals that are right for
them and they decide how, and by whom, needed services will be provided.