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Clawson, MI

Hello to everyone!

We have been extremely busy and want to keep all of
you informed of some of our latest licensure endeavors and
hope to get you excited by the gains we are making!
Everything seems to be falling into place and we need to
keep the momentum going!

Two weeks ago, two of our members met with
Michigan legislators in Macomb at the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force and had a successful presentation. Excellent job ladies! Last week, our President and Legislative chair went to Lansing to talk to another prospective supporter of our bill and that also seemed to go well.

We will be needed more MAAT member involvement as
things are heating up. We have a letter of support and our legislative packet. The letter of support is a template for our members to give to other professionals, employers and other influential decision makers that know the effectiveness of art therapy. These have already been sent out to those who are subscribed to our MAAT e-blasts. If you are not on our email list and would like to be, please let us know at www.michiganarttherapy.org/

The legislative packet is what we have been
giving Michigan legislators to show information, statistics
and why art therapy needs licensure protection. It is a
little bit of a read but well worth it and feel free to
print out your own copy for perusal.

We urge you to give these out those individuals and get them
back to us as soon as possible. Please contact Amber James, our legislative chair (amberjames56@yahoo.com)
for more information or questions. You can also ask her if you would like copies of the the packet/template sent to you.

We will also be reaching out to some of our seasoned
members for your future assistance, such as talking to
legislators about the populations you serve, the
effectiveness of your work or how the public needs
protection from unqualified people who label themselves as
"art therapists". Your continued support and
enthusiasm is very important to making this a reality and
having our bill presented this January in Lansing.

Thank you again!
Amy Rostollan-Hamman, MEd., ATR-BC
MAAT President
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Hello to everyone!

 We have been extremely busy and want to keep all of
 you informed of some of our latest licensure endeavors and
 hope to get you excited by the gains we are making!
 Everything seems to be falling into place and we need to
 keep the momentum going!

Two weeks ago, two of our members met with
Michigan legislators in Macomb at the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force and had a successful presentation. Excellent job ladies! Last week, our President and Legislative chair went to Lansing to talk to another prospective supporter of our bill and that also seemed to go well. 

We will be needed more MAAT member involvement as
things are heating up. We have a letter of support and our legislative packet. The letter of support is a template for our members to give to other professionals, employers and other influential decision makers that know the effectiveness of art therapy. These have already been sent out to those who are subscribed to our MAAT e-blasts. If you are not on our email list and would like to be, please let us know at http://www.michiganarttherapy.org/

The legislative packet is what we have been
 giving Michigan legislators to show information, statistics
 and why art therapy needs licensure protection. It is a
 little bit of a read but well worth it and feel free to
 print out your own copy for perusal. 

We urge you to give these out those individuals and get them
 back to us as soon as possible. Please contact Amber James, our legislative chair (amberjames56@yahoo.com)
 for more information or questions. You can also ask her if you would like copies of the the packet/template sent to you. 

 We will also be reaching out to some of our seasoned
 members for your future assistance, such as talking to
 legislators about the populations you serve, the
 effectiveness of your work or how the public needs
 protection from unqualified people who label themselves as
 art therapists. Your continued support and
 enthusiasm is very important to making this a reality and
 having our bill presented this January in Lansing.

Thank you again!
Amy Rostollan-Hamman, MEd., ATR-BC
MAAT President

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so very proud of all the amazing work and positive results of MAAT. very proud to have worked with your group

I have done 3 presentations at home base services about who art therapy is so important (Lansing, grand rapids, and Frankenmuth ). Let me know how can I help?

Inspiration...

According to our two MAAT members who attended and advocated for us, this meeting went very well. Our president and legislative chair will be traveling to Lansing this Thursday, October 5th to speak one-on-one with another key legislator for our bill support. Fingers crossed!

Michigan House Republicans
The House CARES Task Force continues to meet across Michigan to help people facing mental health challenges live happier, healthier and more independent lives. The task force’s next meeting is Friday, Sept. 29 in Harrison.
Michigan residents also can submit suggestions to the task force at www.house.mi.gov/CARES.
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Keep up the great work. Hope you get it.

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