Accessible Playground Dot Net

Playing is a fundamental part of childhood. Finding a playground that is accessible for all children can be a challenge for families of children with special health care needs. More and more communities are looking to create play areas and structures that meet the needs ofall children, including those with disabilities. Accessibleplayground.net offers an international directory of accessible playgrounds. You can search within Michigan, or outside of Michigan when traveling. If you know of an accessible playground not
listed, you can even add it to their directory.
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Manistique Community Treehouse Center

The Manistique Community Treehouse Center promotes the diversity of individuals in the local community, the mental and physical well-being of youth, and inclusion of people of all ages and abilities. The Treehouse provides programs with a unique focus on inclusion for persons with disabilities, the promotion of collaboration with multicultural understanding, and diversity in the counseling process. The Treehouse provides a safe, creative, supportive, learning environment through many programs.
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Michigan’s Aging & Disability Resource Collaboration

Michigan's Aging and Disability Resource Collaboration (ADRC) is the best place for family, friends, caregivers and providers to get information about long-term supports and services for older adults and persons with disabilities. Whether you are looking for services to stay in your home and live independently or options for assisted living and nursing home care, the ADRC program can help you learn about what is available for you in your community. Check out their website to search the statewide ADRC Database to find out more information.
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College Accessibility for Visually Impaired Students

The College Accessibility for Visually Impaired Students addresses visually impaired college students' most common concerns, including: School resources and legal rights as a student with a disability, Scholarships available only to blind and visually impaired students; Assistive technologies for students with visual impairments.
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Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Association

Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Association (CCSA) provides lessons and the use of adaptive downhill ski equipment to people with disabilities in West Michigan at the Cannonsburg Ski Area. By developing the unique abilities of each skier, CCSA fosters a level of self confidence that carries over into other aspects of life. Participants learn to do things they thought were impossible.
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Build Up MI Kids

Michigan Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services include special instruction and related services provided to young children, ages 3 through 5, who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA, Part B, Section 619). Through its 56 Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), Michigan's ECSE program offers a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all eligible children at no cost to their families, and in the Least Restrictive Environment. The Build up MI kids website provides parents with information on available services and eligibility requirements.
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Bridges 4 Kids

The Bridges 4 Kids website provides a comprehensive system of information and referral for parents and professionals seeking help for children from birth through transition to adult life. Some resources include advocacy, legislative policy changes for children with disabilities, transitioning to adulthood, and information on health insurance.
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