Michigan Disability Services

See also Multi-Service Agencies
Communities of Power
Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns (MCDC)
Advocacy and Legal Rights
Bureau of Construction Codes – Barrier Free Design
Communities of Power – Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC)
Great Lakes ADA Center
Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services
National Resources
AARP in Michigan
ElderWeb: Michigan
Michigan Aging Services System (MASS)
National Resources
Detroit Community AIDS Library (DCAL)
Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association – Chapters in Michigan
National Resources
VSA Arts of Michigan
National Resources
Assistive Technology
Communities of Power – Assistive Technology Project
Michigan Assistive Technology Clearinghouse (MATCH)
Michigan’s Assistive Technology Resource (MATR)
Project Access
National Resources
Autism Society of Michigan

Macomb Chapter
National Resources
Blindness and Visual Impairments
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Library of Michigan Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Lansing) – statewide

Downtown Detroit Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Kent District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Grand Rapids)
Mideastern Michigan Talking Book Center (Flint)
Northland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Alpena)
Oakland County Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Pontiac)
Traverse Area District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Washtenaw County Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (Ann Arbor)
Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Michigan Commission for the Blind

Michigan Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Upshaw Institute for the Blind

National Resources

Brain InjuryNational ResourcesCerebral Palsy

UCP Michigan

National Resources Children

See also Developmental Disabilities, Education, specific disabilities

Children’s Special Health Care Services

Early On® Michigan

Michigan Family Independence Agency

NICHCY State Contact Sheet

Parents Are Experts

Project PERFORM: Parent Experience and Resources: Family Outreach and Referral Model

Trust Fund for Children with Special Needs

National Resources Communication Disorders

See also Deafness and Hearing Impairments

Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

National Resources Deafness and Hearing Impairments

See also Communication Disorders

Bethesda Ministry to the Deaf and Disabled

Culture to Culture – Tri-County Deaf Advocacy (Berrien, Cass, VanBuren)

Deaf Michigan Web

Helping Hands C.A.N. – Communication & Advocacy Network for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing [link not working 5/15/01]

Michigan Commission on Disability Concerns – Division on Deafness

Michigan Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

National Resources Developmental Disabilities

See also Children, General, Multi-Service Agencies

The Arc Michigan

Arc of Midland
Arc of Newaygo County
ARC Services of Macomb, Inc.
ARC, Advocacy & Resource Center (Ottawa County)

Community Advocates for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

National Resources


American Diabetes Association Serving Michigan

Michigan Diabetes Outreach Network

National ResourcesDown Syndrome

Down Syndrome Resource League

F.E.D.S. (Families Exploring Down Syndrome)

National Resources


See also Children, Education, Higher

CAUSE – Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education

Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education

Transitions Services Project (TSP) Education, Higher

Central Michigan University, Student Disabilities Services

Council for Exceptional Children – Michigan Federated Chapters

Michigan State University Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities RCPD

REACH – Rehabilitation, Education, And CHange (Michigan State University)

University of Michigan, Services for Students with Disabilities

National Resources


See also Vocational Rehabilitation

Disability Community Small Business Development Center (DC/SBDC)

National Resources


Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

University of Michigan Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

National ResourcesFinancial AssistanceNational Resources  Health (General)

Michigan Department of Community Health

National ResourcesHeart Disorders

American Heart Association – Midwest Affiliate

National ResourcesHemophilia

Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan [link not working 5/15/01]

National ResourcesHousing

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)

National ResourcesIndependent Living

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

Capital Area Center for Independent Living

Directory – Centers for Independent Living (from CACIL) – statewide

Grand Rapids Center for Independent Living

Lakeshore Center for Independent Living

Oakland & Macomb Center for Independent Living

National Resources

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan

Michigan Association of Learning Disabilities Educators (MALDE)

Michigan Dyslexia Institute

Michigan State Resources (LD OnLine)

State Resources and Learning Disabilities – Michigan (NALLD)

National ResourcesLeukemia

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

National ResourcesMental Illness

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Michigan

Mental Health Association in Michigan

Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards

Michigan Department of Community Health – Mental Health Resources

Michigan Mental Health Networker

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Associaion – Metro Detroit Chapter

National Resources

Mental Retardation

See Developmental Disabilities

Multi-Services Agencies

See also Children, Developmental Disabilities, General


ARC Services of Macomb

Easter Seals – Michigan

Easter Seals Southeastern Michigan

Hope Network

Milestones of Southwest Michigan [added 11/28/01]

Moka Corporation

wheeler.org (Metropolitan Society For Crippled Children & Adults)Multiple Sclerosis

Michigan Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Resources

RehabilitationSee Vocational RehabilitationReligion

Bethesda Ministry to the Deaf and Disabled

Diocese of Lansing

Catholic Deaf Ministry
Catholic Inquiry for the Blind
Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

National ResourcesRespite Services

National Respite Locator Service – Michigan Respite Programs

National ResourcesSpeech and Language DisordersSee Communication DisordersSports and Recreation

Camp’s Serving Special Populations

Challenge Mountain

Disability Sports in Michigan

Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning

Grand Rapids Pacers (wheelchair basketball)

Michigan Wheelchair Athletic Association (MWAA) [link not working 5/15/01]

St. Francis Camp

Special Olympics Michigan

Wheelchair Hockey League

National ResourcesTransportation

Capital Area Transportation Authority – CATA Spec-Tran [link not working 5/15/01]

Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – Michigan Cities

National ResourcesVeteransNational ResourcesVocational Rehabilitation


Arenac Opportunities
Cass Valley Enterprises

Compass Technologies – R.S.V.P. (Rehabilitation Services and Vocational Payroll)

Crossroads Industries


Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids

Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan

Goodwill Industries of West Michigan

Hope Network

Hope Network North Michigan (MOARC)

Jewish Vocational Service

Kandu Industries

MARO Employment and Training Association

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Michigan Works!



MRC Industries [link not working 5/15/01]


New Horizons Rehabilitation Services


Transitions Services Project (TSP)

Work Skills Corporation

National Resources

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