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  • is a program within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. It is for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families."

  • "The Family Center offers emotional support, information and connections to community-based resources to families of children and youth with special health care needs."

  • is a large organization that provides for children and families, such as summer camps, in-home and out of home respite care, clinical support services, adult vocational services and exciting new trends in residential services that provide more normalcy and independence for the developmentally disabled person.

  • provides training and competitions in conjunction with area sports centers and schools for children with cognitive disabilities. Region 8 is the Ingham County’s region.

  • provides behavioral counseling for families and children with special needs. They also hold two day “booty camps” for children with special needs where potty training skills are taught. These camps have been highly successful in potty training outcomes.

  • is a branch of The Arc located in Michigan. The vision of The Arc Michigan is that all people realize and fulfill their dreams of having employment, education, meaningful relationships, and living independently within their community.

  • is an organization sponsored by the ARC of Michigan. They hold seminars on different aspects of self-determination and also work with lawmakers regarding this.

  • This website can help you with finding information on educational issues as well as disability specific information.1-800-552-4821

  • This organization works with government laws for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • is a national organization with a local Michigan branch that specializes in reference links.