Michigan Disability Services: Your Guide to State & Local Resources

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 ImpairedLibrary 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 Injury
National Resources

Cerebral Palsy
UCP Michigan
National Resources

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 Resources

Down 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 Resources

Financial Assistance
National Resources

Health (General)
Michigan Department of Community Health
National Resources

Heart Disorders
American Heart Association – Midwest Affiliate
National Resources

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

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
National Resources

Independent 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 Resources

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
National Resources

Mental 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

See Vocational Rehabilitation

Bethesda Ministry to the Deaf and Disabled
Diocese of Lansing
Catholic Deaf Ministry
Catholic Inquiry for the Blind
Ministry with Persons with Disabilities
National Resources

Respite Services
National Respite Locator Service – Michigan Respite Programs
National Resources

Speech and Language Disorders
See Communication Disorders

Sports 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 Resources

Capital Area Transportation Authority – CATA Spec-Tran [link not working 5/15/01]
Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – Michigan Cities
National Resources

National Resources

Vocational 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