How to volunteer to help a child - click here.
Statewide Resources -
for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for
Independent Living by state.
Job Opportunities -
Find K-12 Info -
Introduction to The Children with Special Needs Fund -
Click on the logo to learn about
Michigan's R.E.A.D.Y. (Read, Educate, and Develop Youth) Program.
The Early Hearing Detection and
Intervention program EHDI has assessment sites all over the state of
Click here (PDF) to find your local site.
Crisis Prevention Institute
- click here.
Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.
Find the Family Literacy Program in
your County -
Find more Michigan information -
Homework Help & Resources -
Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.
Find your local WIC office for information on nutrition and health support for women, infants, and children - click here.
Local Public Health
Office of Special Education & Early Intervention Services (OSE-EIS)
Advocacy Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.
Find a support group to meet your specific needs - click here.
For the substance abuse
treatment facility nearest you,
For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.
& Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults
who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not
enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call
Are You Eligible?
State Benefit Programs
Federal Benefit Programs
Parents as Teachers
(PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family
support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child
Find a mentor for
For more information about Project
Great Start, contact your Intermediate School District (ISD). See the
listings below for your local ISD or 888 Be A Hero contact or visit http://www.migreatparents.org for more resources.
Local Early On Coordinator
Early On is a program for children birth to age 3 who have a disability or developmental delay, or a health condition that might lead to a developmental delay.
Local ISD, RESD, or RESA
Intermediate School District (ISD),
Regional Educational Service District (RESD) or Regional Educational
Service Agency (RESA) - What is an ISD?
Local Project Find Coordinator
Project Find is the "child find"
program of Michigan's special education system and helps children with
disabilities from birth to age 26 get the services and help they need.
to learn more.
your local Head Start
- Head Start is a national program which provides comprehensive
developmental services for America's low-income, pre-school children (ages
three to five) and social services for their families. Specific services
for children focus on education, socio-emotional development, physical and
mental health, and nutrition.
Childcare in Your Community
Association For Child Development:
Michigan Association for Child Care Providers:
Michigan Community Coordinated Child Care Network (4C):
Local United Way Programs -
United Way funds programs and agencies that support
families, children and communities. Find help available in your community
through United Way.
Zero to Five Advocacy Network (ZFAN)
Contact List -
Things to do and places to see with a child
Michigan Creative After-School
Experiences (MiCASE) -
a listing by community of arts agencies, museums, zoos, science
centers, orchestras, libraries, nature centers and theaters that offer
after-school programming for kids.
Things to do and
places to see in Michigan: Choose your location to search for attractions,
events and more - click
Places to visit with kids in Michigan -
Michigan Zoos and Planetariums by city with links -
Find cultural events
put on by Michigan humanities and arts organizations,
Resources specific to this county
The Alcott Center for Cognitive Enhancement, LLC provides
research-based intervention methods including Lindamood-Bell learning
processes, PACE/Master the Code, and auditory intervention. Areas of
focus include: Learning disabilities, (C)APD, Dyslexia, AD/HD, Sensory
Integration Dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language
problems and other developmental delays and disorders. We provide a FREE
program screening and a complimentary consultation to review test
results and treatment recommendations. Programs are custom-designed to
meet the individual needs of each child.
Autism Society of Kalamazoo/Battle
Croyden Avenue School
4606 Croyden Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
The Kalamazoo Promise:
College Tuition for
All Grads - In a move with the potential to transform Kalamazoo Public
Schools and the entire Kalamazoo area, KPS Superintendent Janice Brown on
Thursday announced a program to provide four-year, full-tuition
scholarships to KPS graduates to any public college or university in
Michigan, beginning with the Class of 2006.
Even Start - Even Start programs help parents improve their reading
skills and learn to help their children read and succeed in school.
Parent To Parent of SW MI
406 E. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Ready, Set, Succeed! of Kalamazoo County - At Ready,
Set, Succeed! We Believe:
children are born ready to learn! All Parents want their children to reach
their full potential! Parents are the child's first and best teachers!
Children don't come with directions or recipes for success! Every parent
can use a helping hand. Home visits and playgroups are fun ways to learn.
Kalamazoo Council of Abuse and Neglect
(KCAN) offers a help book that provides many different resources and
information about the local community. By using the drop down menu below
you can access the help book -
Michigan Disability Resources Database (MDRD) - Find local information on disabilities, education, support groups, organizations, transportation, emergency services, etc., by zip code, address, disability, service, or county.
Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS) - This system allows you to find programs offered by the State of Michigan that help families in need with their medical, nutritional, food, day care or other expenses.
Kalamazoo County HSD Head
Services: head start,
preschool, early head start
3299 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
1104 South Westnedge
Kalamazoo, Mi. 49008
Phone: (269) 381-1510
Fax: (269) 381-0935
Gryphon Place operates a regional and state-wide call center for several
toll-free help lines and offers dispute resolution services. They also
serve as the regional 2-1-1 call center which, until the 2-1-1 number
becomes operational in the Kalamazoo area, can be accessed through their
Help-Line: (269) 381-4357.