Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute's Caregiver Support Project

The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute announces a statewide Michigan Older Caregivers of Emerging Adults with Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Caregiver Support Project.

Providing care can be exhausting and can leave the caregiver feeling isolated and hopeless. It can also be complicated to get the help needed for yourself, as well as the person you support. The project addresses the needs and health concerns of aging caregivers of adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. 

The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute is seeking parents, grandparents and caregivers 55 or older that provide care for family members with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The project uses a family support model to identify and address various issues that may negatively impact the health and well-being of aging caregivers and those that depend on them. There is no cost to participate in the project. Caregivers and family members will:

  • Work with a Family Support Navigator to navigate complex service systems.
  • Develop an Individualized Family Plan with goals identified by families themselves.
  • Be connected with the resources needed to achieve their goals.
  • Work with a Family Support Navigator to improve the health and quality of life for caregivers and the family members they support.
  • Receive $50 in gift cards.

For more information about participating in this important project, please contact Project Manager Elizabeth Janks, via email at e.janks@wayne.edu or at 313 577 6368.