Educate & Empower Yourself
Check out these great
advocacy resources from Wrightslaw!
Advocating for Your Child - Getting
Started - Good
special education services are intensive and expensive. Resources are
limited. If you have a child with special needs, you may wind up battling
the school district for the services your child needs. To prevail, you
need information, skills, and tools.
Assertiveness and Effective Parent Advocacy - This short article by
advocate Marie Sherrett describes joys and challenges of parent advocacy.
What categories do you fall into?
Parents & Schools Disagree - Educational consultant Ruth Heitin
describes common areas of disgreement between parents and schools and
offers suggestions about how to handle these disagreements.
Understanding the Playing Field - Indiana advocate Pat Howey
talks to parents about trust, expectations, power struggles between
parents and schools and how to avoid them, the parental role, and the need
to understand different perspectives.
Advocacy Organizations A-Z
to submit an organization to us.
The American Foundation for the Blind
Advocacy & Resource Center (ARC)
665 136th Ave. #90
Holland, MI 49424
The Arc Michigan
Association for Children's Mental
The Autism Society of Michigan
The Brain Injury Association of
Bridges4Kids List of Disability
Associations and Organizations
Detroit Project Answer
Toll Free: 1-800-298-4424
Easter Seals of Michigan
The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
FetaWeb Yellow Pages of Disability
Organizations in Michigan
Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)
Michigan Parents of the Visually
Impaired: Upshaw Institute for the Blind
Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service
NICHCY Michigan Resources
Parents of Blind Children of Michigan (POBC/MI)
Toll Free: 1-800-292-7851 ext. 577.
In Lansing, dial 517-487-5426 ext. 577
(The phone will be answered as "ARC of Michigan"--just press 577 to
leave a voice message.)
Resource Net Disability Organizations
(search by location, keyword, or service type)
The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) - Michigan