A LIFE OF CHOICE!
Our Self-Determination Conference
May 16th & 17th 2013
Lakeside Inn Baraga, MI
This May the Baraga Co RICC will be hosting a Self-Determination Conference with something for everyone.
On Thursday, May 16th, Angela Martin will be presenting the ‘Michigan Partners for Freedom Training.’ The target audience of the Thursday presentation are students with disabilities, family members of people with disabilities, RICC members and people who receive services. Topics will include the principles of self-determination, a description of the key tools to organize one’s services and supports based on the principles of self-determination (Person-Centered Planning, Independent Facilitation of the Person-Centered Planning Process, Individual Budgets and Fiscal Intermediary Services.) The target audience for this session are: students with disabilities, family members of people with disabilities, RICC members & people who receive services. LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS.
On Friday, May 17th, Angela will be providing 2 trainings. The morning training will run 8:30am – 12:00 and is titled: Planning and Building a successful Future for People with Disabilities. The target audience for this training are: supports coordinators and case managers. We have applied for 3 social work CEUs for this session.
The afternoon session will run 12:30 – 3:15pm and is titled: Person-Centered Planning: A Process to Look Towards the Future. The target audience for this session are: CMH staff, students, parents and school personnel. We have applied for 2.5 social work CEUs for this training.
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April Meeting Scheduled
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ABOUT THE RICC
The Baraga County Regional Inclusive Community Coalition is an organization founded to advance the interests of people in Baraga County with Developmental Disabilities. All of the officers and the majority of the members are people with disabilities. Membership is also open to community members and others interested in making life better for people with disabilities who live in Baraga County. Some transportation provided by Copper Country Mental Health staff is available to people with disabilities, however this is limited. The RICC members support each other in an atmosphere of respect and kindness.
Members work to identify barriers to a fuller life in our community. The organization is committed to systems change in ways that will make life better for people with disabilities in Baraga County. The group has been very active around issues related to voting rights and education, transportation, self-determination and independent facilitation. Recently the Baraga County RICC has identified housing issues for people with disabilities as the newest advocacy issue of interest for members.
The RICC sponsors outreach events every year to engage people with disabilities and share support. Typically the RICC will host a Christmas Oureach event and a summer picnic. The organization has benefited from great community support over the years. For 2 years, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has donated funds for the Christmas event and the L’Anse Knights of Columbus has assisted with funding both the summer picnic and the holiday event.
The group is supported by an annual grant that is awarded specifically to accomplish a list of activities and outcomes that are part of an annual work plan. The Baraga County RICC is supported by Grant # 20131835 from the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, awarded pursuant to P.L. 106-402 as amended, the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, through the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Council’s state designated administering agency.