Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ron Sandison, Author to Present at Living and Learning in Northville

From the Living and Learning Staff:

"We are excited to announce that we will Ron Sandison, Author at Living and Learning, LLC as a guest speaker.  He will be here on October 15, 2016 at 7 pm.
Please come to meet him and purchase his book.  He has a lot to offer and we are honored  to have him here.
Please look at the link below or review him online for more information.
Thank you and have a great day."

Living and Learning is located at 150 Mary Alexander Court  Northville, MI   Phone 248-308-3592

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Community Input Meeting

The Arc of Oakland County and The Arc of Macomb County are co-hosting a local "Affinity Group" meeting to discuss the "Section 298 Initiative," that is, the potential for privatization of community mental health services.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is asking people with mental illness, emotional disorder, developmental or intellectual disability, or substance use disorder, and their family members, what supports and services they need or want.
This is a follow-up to Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley's workgroup on the Section 298 boilerplate that was in the Governor Rick Snyder's budget recommending privatizing behavioral health services. The boilerplate was changed, but the MDHHS needs to write a report to legislators about suggestions for improving the service system.
To collect information, a survey was developed.  The MDHHS is asking concerned agencies to host group meetings to ask people the survey questions.  The Oakland-Macomb meeting is scheduled for:
October 17, 2016
7pm - 9pm
The Troy Community Center
Rooms 304 & 305
3179 Livernois
Troy, Michigan 48083
Map to the Troy Community Center:
If you are unable to attend, please send your comments to:
For more detailed information: