Advocacy Organizations for Children with Disabilities

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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  


Advocacy & Resource Center (ARC)
665 136th Ave. #90
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: 616-738-8570


The Arc Michigan


Association for Children's Mental Health (ACMH)


The Autism Society of Michigan


The Brain Injury Association of Michigan




Bridges4Kids List of Disability Associations and Organizations


Detroit Project Answer

Toll Free:  1-800-298-4424


Easter Seals of Michigan and


The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan


FetaWeb Yellow Pages of Disability Organizations in Michigan


Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of Michigan


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


Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service (MPAS)


Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association


NICHCY Michigan Resources


he Student Advocacy Center of Michigan


United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) - Michigan


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