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Self Determination Issues (Michigan)

  • Center for Self-Determination and Transition (Wayne State University)
    Self-determination and transition theory and applications are major areas of research and outreach at the College of Education, Wayne State University. The Self-Determination research cluster has developed and published: Model for Self-Determination, Steps to Self-Determination curriculum, Self-determination Strategies for Adolescents in Transition, Self-Determination assessment instruments, and numerous research articles and monographs.
  • Michigan Partners for Freedom
    A grassroots coalition of people with disabilities, family members, advocates, organizations and other allies working together to build statewide demand for self-determination. We uphold the principles of self-determination for all Michigan citizens.  Click here for Fall 2010 newsletter.
  • Self-Determination: What is it? Why is it Beneficial, How is it Best Taught? (Michigan Center for Educational Networking)
    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, special education and disability services began to focus on self-determination. Parents, individuals with disabilities, educators, and disability-related service providers were searching for strategies to help individuals with disabilities achieve more successful adult outcomes. Advocates for the civil rights of persons with disabilities also became involved. The slogan “nothing about me without me” captures the essence of the self-determination movement.
  • Self Determination Initiative (Michigan Dept. of Community Health)
    Self-determination incorporates a set of concepts and values which underscore a core belief that people who require support from the public mental health system as a result of a disability should be able to define what they need in terms of the life they seek, should have access to meaningful choices, and control over their lives.
  • Stories of Self-Determination
    WordPress blog entries related to self determination in Michigan.
  • The ARC Michigan
    Partners in Living a self-study course created to help people with developmental disabilities, their family and friends explore four important elements that, together, can help them create a meaningful life: Self-Determination, Family Support, Community Living and Assistive Technology.