MMAA does not provide scholarships directly to individuals with intellectual disabilities or
developmental disabilities. If the board is considering donating funds to increase
opportunities for individuals to participate in certain programs or events, the money
will be given directly to the organizer and distributed or utilized according to the charter
or bylaws of that organization.
MMAA is an all-volunteer organization. Our mission is to:
Provide information and educational opportunities to the intellectual/developmental disability population and their families in Mid-Michigan.
Promote opportunities for acquiring skills to participate successfully in the larger community.
Promote a community that values the potential and contributions of all its members.
All donations are used to meet these objectives. The board does not make donations to other non-profit organizations for general fund raising. The board will consider financial support for specific programs that help us accomplish our mission.
MMAA is committed to collaboration with organizations and agencies serving people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We believe this is a responsible way to utilize resources and effect change in our Mid-Michigan community. MMAA supports these efforts by accomplishing our first mission goal, providing information and educational opportunities to the intellectual/developmental disability population and their families through our
website; Facebook page; monthly newsletters and e-mail blasts.
Using our website to find products, services or research opportunities: when investigating services, products or resources on the MMAA website, please understand that MMAA has no way of vetting, providing background checks, or certifying the quality of opportunities found on the website. MMAA does want to make it easy for individuals and families to take advantage of unique opportunities that may be available in our area.
If anyone you come into contact with as a result of using our website behaves in an unprofessional manner, please notify us of this immediately. We will remove the contact until we have had an opportunity to investigate.
Think of this like a community bulletin board you might find in a laundromat or grocery store.
Posting On Our Website Policy
Individuals who believe they have a specific service or product that our intellectual/developmental disability community should be aware of, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The MMAA board will consider all these offerings but will only post those that seem credible, potentially helpful, and are compatible with EBP (Evidence-Based Practice).
We advise individuals and families to be extremely cautious about their use of our website. If they suspect unethical or fraudulent intent by any provider found on our website they are obliged to contact us immediately to help protect our community. We will remove the posting until we have the opportunity to investigate. We will not post an offering from any vendor that does not agree to this policy.