MMAA does not provide scholarships directly to individuals with I/DD. 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 of that organization.
MMAA is an all-volunteer organization. Our mission is to:
Provide information and educational opportunities to the I/ DD 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 I/DD. 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 I/DD population and their families through our web site and newsletter.
Using our web site to find products, services or research opportunities
When investigating services, products, or resources on the MMAA web site, please understand that MMAA has no way of vetting, providing back ground checks, or certifying the quality of opportunities found on the web site. 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 site behaves in an unprofessional manor 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.
We will remove all postings more than 12 weeks old, so if this is an ongoing service or product you will have to get on our web site again to submit your information.
Posting On Our Website Policy
Individuals who believe they have a specific service or product that our I/DD community should be aware of can fill out one of our down-loadable forms.
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 the site. If they suspect unethical or fraudulent intent by any provider found on our web site 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.