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 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?

 

When 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.

Michigan Advocacy Organizations A-Z

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The American Foundation for the Blind

http://www.afb.org  

 

Advocacy & Resource Center (ARC)
665 136th Ave. #90
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: 616-738-8570
Web: http://www.arc-resources.org/

 

The Arc Michigan

http://www.arcmi.org

 

Association for Children's Mental Health (ACMH)

http://www.acmh-mi.org

 

The Autism Society of Michigan

http://www.autism-mi.org

 

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan

http://www.biami.org

 

Bridges4Kids

http://www.bridges4kids.org

 

Bridges4Kids List of Disability Associations and Organizations

http://www.bridges4kids.org/Links.html#2

  

Detroit Project Answer

Toll Free:  1-800-298-4424

 

Easter Seals of Michigan

http://www.mi-ws.easter-seals.org and http://www.essmichigan.org

 

The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

http://www.epilepsymichigan.org

 

FetaWeb Yellow Pages of Disability Organizations in Michigan  http://www.fetaweb.com/help/mi.htm

 

Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of Michigan

http://www.ldaofmichigan.org

 

Michigan Parents of the Visually Impaired: Upshaw Institute for the Blind

http://www.upshawinst.org

 

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service (MPAS)

http://www.mpas.org

 

Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

http://www.michiganspeechhearing.org

 

NICHCY Michigan Resources

http://www.nichcy.org/stateshe/mi.htm

 

Parents of Blind Children of Michigan (POBC/MI)

http://www.parentsofblindchildren.org/

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)

http://www.resourcenet-hoho.org/orgsearch.html

 

The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan

http://www.studentadvocacycenter.org/

 

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) - Michigan

http://www.ucpmichigan.org/

 

 

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