The Arc of Central Michigan
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Advocating for Resources in the
Community for Individuals with Disabilities
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Arc of Central Michigan Facilitators

The Arc of Central Michigan contracts with the Community Mental Health for Central Michigan to provide person centered planning services.  This program provides an independent facilitator from the Arc to guide the annual meeting, and to ensure that individuals receive person centered planning.  The facilitator is involved in the entire process of the annual meeting, from assisting the individual in inviting their guests, to guiding the meeting, to writing the report.  The Arc of Central Michigan can be reached at 989-773-8765, and is available during the week to provide this service at the individual's convenience.

The following are facilitators that The Arc of Central Michigan has available:

Anne Ramirez

Anne Ramirez 

Retired CMHCM Office Manager, as well as a parent.

Times Available:    Weekdays, Weeknights, Week-ends
Locations Available:  Clare and Isabella Counties

Background: Anne has ten years of experience facilitating person centered plans, such as “Maps” and “Circles of Support” for persons with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness.  She has attended person centered planning (PCP) trainings conducted by Jack Pearpoint.  She served on the PCP Training Committee, while employed at CMHCM, and assisted with training and implementing PCP practices within and outside the organization.

Interests and Hobbies:  Gardening and flowers, reading, walking outdoors, collecting things and playing with my grandchildren.

Nancy Hartshorne, Ph.D.

Nancy Hartshorne 

Parent of a child with a disability, as well as a professional.

Times Available:    During Summers Only, Weekdays
Locations Available:  Clare and Isabella Counties

Background: Nancy has more than 13 years experience facilitating person centered plans for pre-school and school-aged children with significant disabilities.  Nancy has a Ph.D., as well more than ten (10) years experience as a school psychologist working with individuals aged 0-16, who have disabilities.  She has been a member of the Arc of Central Michigan since its inception, and has served on the Executive Committee in the roles of Vice President and Treasurer.  She prefers facilitating plans for:  school aged children, individuals with severe disabilities, and individuals interested in more inclusion in the school and community with non-disabled peers.

Interests and Hobbies:  Singing, reading and playing with my kids.

The Arc of Central Michigan can be reached at 989-773-8765, and is available during the week to provide an independent facilitator at the individual's convenience.
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