Michigan Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Michigan Web Resources


 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION: SpecialEducation Services. STATE VOCATIONAL  Rehabilitation Agency. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5. STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs 
EARLY
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH for children and youth. CLIENT ASSISTANCE 
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL Health  PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Richard Baldwin, State Director
Office of Special Education Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909-7508
            (517) 373-9433      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Jan Baxter, Supervisor
Office of Special Education Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
            (517) 373-8215      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Jacquelyn Thompson, Consultant
Comprehensive Program in Health & Early Childhood
Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
            (517) 373-6335      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Joseph Skiba, Director
Michigan Jobs Commission/
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 30010
Lansing, MI 48909
            (517) 373-3391      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Robert Kennon, Supervisor
Special Populations, Programs, & Services
Vocational, Technical Education Service/Dept. of Educ.
P.O. Box 30009
Lansing, MI 48909
            (517) 373-6866      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

James K. Haveman, Jr., Director
Department of Community Health
Lewis-Cass Bldg.
320 South Walnut Boulevard
Lansing, MI 48913
            (517) 373-3500      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Sherida K. Falvay, Director
Office of Children’s Services
Department of Community Health
Lewis Cass Building, 6th Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
            (517) 373-1839      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Virginia Harmon, Director
Bureau of Community Residential Services
Department of Community Health
Lewis Cass Building, 6th Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
            (517) 373-8209      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Vendella Collins, Executive Director
MI Developmental Disabilities Council
Lewis Cass Building, 6th Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
            (517) 334-6123      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Elizabeth W. Bauer, Executive Director
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
106 West Allegan, Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48933-1706
            (517) 487-1755      

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

State of MI, Michigan Jobs Commission
MI Rehabilitation Services, Client Assistance Program
Duncan O. Wyeth, Director
P. O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
            (517) 373-8193      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Ron Uken, Chief
Children’s Special Health Care Services
Bureau of Child and Family Services
Department of Community Health
3423 North Logan, Martin Luther King Boulevard
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909
            (517) 335-8969      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Philip E. Peterson, Director
Commission for the Blind
Family Independence Agency
201 North Washington Square
P.O. Box 30015
Lansing, MI 48909
            (517) 373-2062      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Christopher Hunter, Director
Division on Deafness
MI Family Independence Agency
350 North Washington Square
Box 30659
Lansing, MI 48909
            (517) 334-7363       (V/TTY)
E-mail: hunterc2@state.mi.us

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Michigan
8137 W. Grand River, Suite A
Brighton, MI 48116
            (810) 229-5880      ;             (800) 772-HEAD       (in MI)

Cerebral Palsy
Terry Hunt, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of MI
320 North Washington Square, Suite 60
Lansing, MI 48933
            (517) 482-9496      ;             (800) 828-2714       (in MI)

Elmer Cerano, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Detroit
23077 Greenfield, Suite 205
Southfield, MI 48075
            (810) 557-5070      

Epilepsy
Arlene Gorelick, Executive Director
Epilepsy Center of MI
26211 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48076
            (810) 351-7979      ;             (800) 377-6226      

Learning Disabilities
Walt DeRyke, President
Learning Disabilities Association of MI
200 Museum Drive, Suite 101
Lansing, MI 48933-1914
            (517) 485-8160      

Mental Health
Tom Sovine, Executive Director
Mental Health Association in MI
15920 West Twelve Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48076
            (810) 557-6777      

Beverly Lewis, President
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of MI
921 N. Washington
Lansing, MI 48906
            (517) 485-4049      ;             (800) 331-4264       (in MI)

Samuel L. Davis, Director
Michigan Association for Children with Emotional Disorders
15920 W. 12 Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076
            (810) 552-0044      

Mental Retardation
Eric Richards, Executive Director
The Arc Michigan
333 South Washington, Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48933
            (517) 487-5426      ;             (800) 292-7851       (in MI)

Speech and Hearing
Dawn Kutney, Administrative Consultant
MI Speech-Language-Hearing Association
855 Grove Street
East Lansing, MI 48823
            (517) 332-5691      

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Southeastern Michigan
5063 Caraway
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
            (810) 254-4215      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Robert Dean, Executive Director
Easter Seal Society of Michigan
4065 Saladin Drive, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
            (616) 942-2081      ;             (800) 292-6236       (TTY)Donna Heiner, Director
Living and Learning Resource Center
            (517) 487-0883      ;             (800) 833-1996      , (address same as below)

Arselia S. Ensign, Director
PAM Assistance Centre
1023 South US 27
St. Johns, MI 48879-2423
            (517) 224-0333       (V/TTY);             (800) 274-7426       (US Wide)

Family Information Exchange/Early On Michigan
The Arc Michigan
333 S. Washington Square, Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48933
            (517) 487-5426      ;             (800) 292-7851       (in MI)

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Barbara LeRoy, Director
Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University
326 Justice Building
6001 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
            (313) 577-2654      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Mary Twiss, Interim Project Manager
Tech 2000: Michigan’s Assistive Technology Project
3815 W. St. Joseph Highway
Lansing, MI 48913-3623
            (517) 334-6502      ;             (517) 334-6499       (TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECTS

Sue Pratt, Executive Director
Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education (CAUSE)
3303 West Saginaw Street, Suite F1
Lansing, MI 48917-2303
            (517) 886-9167      ;             (800) 221-9105       (In MI)
E-mail: info-cause@voyager.netJessie Mullins
Parents Training Parents Project/Parents are Experts
23077 Greenfield Road, Suite 205
Southfield, MI 48075-3744
            (248) 557-5070       (V/TTY)
E-mail: ucpdetroit@aol.com

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Parent Participation Program
1200 6th St, 3rd Floor, South Tower, Suite 316
Detroit, MI 48226
            (313) 256-2186      ;             (800) 359-3722       (parent hotline)

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Grace Preston, President
Michigan Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students
1011 N. Washington Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906-4897
            (517) 485-4345      

 



Michigan Web

 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Community Media Center
Focus:HOPE
Michigan Chapter of NAAFA, Inc
Right to Life of Michigan Community
Detroit’s Internet Metroguide
Greater Detroit Freenet
Huron Valley Community Network
Michigan State and Local Government
Disability
Down Syndrome Resource League
Kenny Foundation
Michigan Associations of Rehabilitation Organizations
Vision Enrichment ServicesCommunity Service (Volunteering)
Flushing Lions
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
Novi Lions Club
Volunteers of America of Greater Lansing
Crime
Volunteers in Prevention, Probation, and Prisons, Inc. (VIP)Computers and Technology
Merit Network, Inc.
Michigan ComnetEducation
Eton Academy 
Anchors Unlimited Health Science Fund, Inc.
LVA-Capital Area Literacy Coalition Homepage
Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Inc.
Michigan Literacy Resource Center
Michigan PTA 
Children and Youth  
East Village, Inc.
Jump Start Michigan
Michigan Federation of Private Child and Family Agencies
Michigan Metro Girl Scout Council
Michigan League for Human Services
St. Vincent Sarah Fisher Center
Starr Commonwealth Home
Sturgis Youth Advisory Counci
YWCA of Metro Detroit
Health
Anchors Health Network
Children’s Leukemia Foundation – Michigan
Greater Detroit Health Council
Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America
Rainbow HouseFamily and Parenting
Early On Michigan
Family Support Network of Washtenaw County
Homelessness, Housing and Poverty
Bay County Habitat for Humanity
Father Patrick Jackson Hous
Habitat for Humanity of Detroit
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity
Livingston County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. 
Forgotten Harvest
SOS Services
Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Detroit
Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse
Batterer Intervention Services Coalition
Birmingham Community Coalition
Compassionate Friends Troy
GriefNet 
Manic-Depressive Recovery and Support Group.
SOS Crisis Center

 


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