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.
Things to do and places to see with a child
2005 Macomb Guide to Fun for Families (PDF) - Inside you will find
many ideas for activities and places to visit with your family throughout
the year! From museums, nature centers and attractions to local libraries,
parks and recreation departments and theaters, you will find endless
possibilities for enjoyment, learning and relaxation. This edition
includes ideas to do at home!
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
Click here to view information on services provided by the local
libraries of Macomb County.
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,
County In The News
Illness Needs Discussion Sessions (MINDS) organization is an awareness
program that aims at educating young people about mental illness. To
achieve this goal, MINDS conducts free seminars in high schools throughout
the Detroit metropolitan area. The MINDS curriculum includes a hands-on
look at a model brain, discussion of the symptoms of mental illnesses, and
interactive activities that allow students to participate actively during
Resources specific to this county
Bridges Support Group for
families of children with special needs. "We have speakers on a wide
variety of topics and also provide support for the families." This
group meets every second Thursday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at Rockpointe
Church 38100 Utica Rd. in Sterling Heights. For more information call
Barbara Waldorf at 586-778-5454 or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Barbara
is also the Family Support Network contact for Macomb County.
Browse the Macomb County Circuit Court Index - This link can be used
to search the Circuit Court's party name index for civil, domestic,
criminal and appeal case information. Search results include the case
number and the Judge assigned to the case.
Macomb County Community Mental Health
Phone: (586) 469-5275
Hotline: (586) 307-9100 (24-hour emergency)
Even Start - Even Start programs help parents improve their reading
skills and learn to help their children read and succeed in school.
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.
Macomb County Community Services Agency
head start, preschool, early head start
21885 Dunham Rd., Suite #10
Clinton Township, MI 48036
This list is primarily for autism related questions, answers & support
within the Macomb & St. Clair Counties of Michigan, but anyone is welcome
to ask or answer questions on this list. We are a small, local parent
volunteer organization, and have a website with a broader range of
information and links located at
The mission of the Macomb / St. Clair Chapter is to enhance the lives of
persons and families affected by Autism. To accomplish this, resources
will be used to promote awareness through education and advocacy.
The Macomb / St. Clair Chapter of The Autism Society of America serves the
counties of Macomb and St. Clair, MI. We are a group of volunteer parents
and professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for
individuals with autism in our community and beyond. We hold monthly
meetings at St. Ephraim's church, publish a bi-monthly newsletter and hold
frequent fundraisers to raise money for our autistic community. Such money
is partially used for our annual "Summer Camp" held at Metro beach,
Halloween & Christmas Parties, a summer picnic and for purchasing resource
materials to distribute to the public & professionals to enhance Autism