Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) provides specialized employment and education-related services and training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed or retaining employment.
MDRC cultivates disability pride and strengthens the disability movement by recognizing disability as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity while collaborating to dismantle all forms of oppression. Information on assistive technology, insurance, and leadership.
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.
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.
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.
Michigan Disability Resources is a website dedicated to the needs of Michigan residents with disabilities. Here you will find information and resources regarding all aspects of living with a disability, and the programs and services offered by the State of Michigan.
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.
The Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) believes in the capacity of people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employment and independence. BSBP provides training and other services that empower people to achieve their individual goals.
Capital Area Center for Independent Living (CACIL) is a community-based, cross disability, non-profit organization designed and operated by people with disabilities. CACIL works with the Ingham, Clinton, Eaton & Shiawassee Counties providing the following CORE services: Peer Support, Information & Referral, Individual & Systems Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training & Nursing Facility Transitions. CACIL provides training, mentoring, and referrals to help people with disabilities and their families live productive lives.
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.