Michigan
This Executive Order requires state departments and agencies to coordinate and collaborate to ensure that state programs, policies, procedures and funding support competitive integrated employment as the first priority and optimal outcome for people with disabilities.
This Executive Order establishes the Michigan Workforce Development Board as an advisory body within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. The Board is tasked with assisting the Governor on developing strategies to support the use of career pathways to provide individuals with disabilities (among other populations) with workforce investment activities, education and supportive services to enter or retain employment.
This bill requires candidates for an interim teaching certificate for special education to complete a training program that addresses preparing students with disabilities for the transition into postsecondary and employment environments.
This interagency initiative helps adjudicated youth with disabilities make a seamless transition from Bureau of Juvenile Justice training schools to productive roles in their communities. It is a collaboration between the Department of Human Services Bureau of Juvenile Justice (BJJ) and the Department of Labor and Economic Growth Rehabilitation Services (MRS).
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program enables individuals with disabilities, service providers and others to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology needed for education, employment, and community living. Services include device demonstrations, reutilization, loans, and financing.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
CAP helps individuals who experience problems when applying for or receiving vocational rehabilitation or independent living services. This includes advising and informing individuals of their rights and providing advocacy services.
Operating Entity: Disability Rights Michigan
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with mental illness find and keep jobs. Components of the program include integration of supported employment with treatment, attention to client preferences, benefits counseling, rapid job search, systematic job development, and time-unlimited support.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides vocational rehabilitation services to job applicants with disabilities, including around career preparation, job coaching and general support.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Michigan
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program supports eligible individuals with disabilities in preparing for and obtaining competitive employment, including exploring the possibilities of self-employment or owning a small business.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides consultation, training, and resources to families and educational teams serving students who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This includes resources specifically around transition and career planning.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program enables eligible individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account that may be used for qualified disability expenses while keeping their eligibility for federally-funded, means-tested public benefits. Eligible expenses include education, employment training and support, and assistive technology.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Treasury
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This initiative will develop 1,024 Youth Registered Apprentices in the state and ensure at least 124 of those apprentices are youth with disabilities. The program is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education, and the Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity Rehabilitation Services.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program supports Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in 16 midwestern and western states. Services include one-to-one consultations, trainings and webinars, peer-to-peer mentoring, site visits, non-profit management tools, and more.
Operating Entity: WI FACETS
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a variety of direct services for children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them. This includes helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development and partnering with professionals and policymakers to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Michigan Alliance for Families
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program enables prospective college students who are blind or visually impaired to demonstrate their level of independence in nine areas, so that counselors and the student can decide if other training or skill building is needed prior to starting college.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
PERT is a five-day, school-to-work transition program that enables students with disabilities to explore multiple areas of interest through hands-on assessments while living on campus at the Michigan Career & Technical Institute (MCTI). It is offered through Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) at MCTI.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources offer work-based learning experiences for students with disabilities at Parks and Recreation Division sites.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program protects individuals with disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. This includes providing information and referrals, providing training and technical assistance to service providers, and conducting self-advocacy training.
Operating Entity: Disability Rights Michigan
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program is designed as an exploratory introduction to post-secondary education for students with disabilities. Program components include classroom instruction and extracurricular activities to establish skills essential to transitioning from secondary to post-secondary education or employment. It is a partnership between Western Michigan University and Michigan Rehabilitation Services.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps students who are blind or visually impaired, age 14 and over, to successfully make the transition from high school to postsecondary education or employment. The student works with a team including a Bureau rehabilitation counselor, the student's parents, a teacher consultant, a social worker, a special education director, and others to prepare an annual Individualized Education Program (IEP) plan and identify and explore the student's job interests.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: Hannahville Indian Community
Entity Type: Other
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with disabilities who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits make informed choices about work and make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program assists youth and young adults with disabilities in reaching their employment goals, including through discovering interests and talents, learning about different jobs, determining employment goals, requesting accommodations, and obtaining and maintaining employment.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
These are guidance documents for schools that require them to continue special education during COVID-19. It specifies legal requirements for adjusting distance learning provision for students with disabilities. It also discusses IEP adjustment requirements and the process by which schools should conduct virtual IEP meetings.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Education
This is a fact sheet for parents of students with disabilities to help guide them through the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides best practices for creating the optimal learning environment based on a student's disability. It also lists various resources to assist students with disabilities in adjusting to a virtual educational environment.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Education
These are resources for grant funded initiatives and other programs/offices for families, students, and teachers. These resources include assistive technology for qualifying students with disabilities, additional educational programs for students with disabilities, and various other programs. Notably, the document briefly describes each program individually.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Education
These are resources for schools on how to do online learning for special education during COVID-19. These resources are grouped by subject area, and allow parents to engage with the distance learning process for students with disabilities. Additionally, this resource includes resources regarding transition to secondary education or the workforce
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Education