Our Partner Resource List

Michigan Alliance for Families is a Michigan Department of Education IDEA Grant Funded Initiative and our state’s federally funded Parent Training and Information Center. We work in partnership with many agencies and organizations. This resource list, while not exhaustive, can connect you with many important resources.

The Arc Michigan
Advocacy and support for individuals with developmental disabilities.
800-292-7851
517-487-5426

Association for Children’s Mental Health
Resources for children and youth with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders and their families.
888-226-4543

Autism Society of Michigan
Empowers individuals with autism and their families by offering educational resources and materials.
800-223-6722

Brain Injury Association
Improving quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury.
800-444-6443

Center for Parent Information and Resources
A central resource of information and products for Parent Training Information Centers.

Children’s Special Health Care Services
Enabling individuals with special health care needs to have improved health outcomes and an enhanced quality of life.  Including the Family Support Network (FCCYSHCN) – Emotional support and health information for families who have children with special needs.
800-359-3722

DB Central
Offers training to promote best practices for children and young adults who are Deaf-Blind.
888-758-0508 • VP 989-546-4626

Developmental Disabilities Institute
Provides statewide programs designed to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities.
888-978-4334 • V/TTY 313-577-2654

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
Resources to empower independence and inspiring productive lives for all people with epilepsy.
800-377-6226

Learning Disabilities Association
Advancing the quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities through advocacy, education, and training.
517-319-0270

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the people of Michigan.
517-373-3740 • TDD 800-649-3777

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council
Supporting people with developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential.
517-335-3158 • TDD 517-335-3171

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
A disability justice movement working to transform communities.
800-760-4600 • TTY 517-333-2477

Michigan Hands and Voices
Supporting families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
248-845-8762

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.
Representing the rights of children and adults with disabilities.
800-288-5923

Military-Education Directory for Children with Special Needs
Center for Parent Information and Resources for military families.

National Indian Parent Information Center
Resources for Native American families.
855-720-2910

UCP – Michigan
Connecting people with disabilities to the opportunities and resources needed to live productive and independent lives.
800-828-2714 • V/TTY 517-203-1200

UCP–Metro Detroit
Connecting people with disabilities to the opportunities and resources needed to live productive and independent lives.
800-827-4843 • 248-557-5070

U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
800-872-5327

Work Incentives Planning & Assistance
Providing information to people with disabilities about how earnings affect their Social Security and other benefits.
866-949-3687 • TTY 866-833-2967

Michigan Alliance for Families is a Michigan Department of Education IDEA Grant Funded Initiative. This system of support includes multiple initiatives designed to work collaboratively to serve Michigan’s diverse learners.

Alt+Shift
Provides support materials, technical assistance, training, and an extensive lending library focused on improving outcomes for all students.

Center for Education Networking (CEN)
Helps the MDE, Office of Special Education (OSE) communicate with parents, educators and the community about topics related to the education of students with disabilities.

Continuous Improvement Monitoring System (CIMS)
Helps intermediate and local districts analyze and interpret data to ensure compliance and promote positive learning outcomes for diverse learners.

Michigan’s Integrated Behavior & Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi)
Supports intermediate school districts in helping students become better readers with the social skills necessary to succeed.

Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative (Mi²)
Helps school districts and educators create and sustain a collaborative system of support and professional development in mathematics education.

Michigan Special Education Mediation Program (MSEMP)
Provides mediation, facilitation, and training services for working through disputes between school districts and parents of children with special needs.

Michigan Transition Work
This website from the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education provides information and resources for intermediate school district (ISD) transition coordinators and other transition professionals.

Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START)
Promotes and facilitates systems level change implemented by school staff and administrators willing to commit to using evidence-based practices in the areas of educational programming for students with autism spectrum disorder, professional development, parent-professional collaboration, and service coordination.

Michigan Department of Education and Supported Initiatives

Early On® Michigan 800-327-5966 * TTY 517-668-2505
Offers early intervention for infants and toddlers (birth to age three) with developmental delays

Early On® Training and Technical Assistance (EOT&TA) 866-334-5437 * 517-668-0185
Provides support, information, and training related to Early On® Michigan service delivery.

Great Start for Kids 517-371-9000
Ensures that all children birth to age eight have access to high-quality early learning and development programs.

Michigan Department of Education (MDE) 517-373-3324

MDE, Office of Great Start 517-373-8483

MDE, Office of Special Education (OSE) Special Education Help Line 888-320-8384 or mde-ose@michigan.gov

MDE, Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) 888-760-2206 * 517-373-2887
Technical assistance and resources that improve the quality of education for students with a visual impairment or who are deaf/hard of hearing, including students with multiple impairments.

Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council 517-373-8483

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
Advisory panel that provides policy guidance with respect to special education and related services.

State Board of Education 517-373-3902

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