DAKC and GVSU OT students Advocacy Workshop
7/31/17 – 8/5/17
Our primary goal was to over turn a policy made by a local MI Choice Waiver agent. They decided to not allow consumers to use the Self Determination option. Meaning they took away our choice which was the whole point of the program to begin with. Not having this choice forced a group member to be stuck up in his wheelchair several nights since his agency providing care went out of business with no warning. If he was allowed to use the Self Determination option, he could of hired his own PCA as a backup.