Capital Area Transportation Authority Spec-Tran Curb to Curb & Paratransit

Spec-Tran is CATA's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit service for people unable to use CATA's fixed-route system. This is an advance reservation, curb-to-curb service that uses small lift-equipped buses and vans to transport customers.

Spec-Tran customers must be certified in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please download the ADA pre-certification application (PDF).

Spec-Tran service is available in the cities of Lansing and East Lansing, the townships of Delhi, Lansing, and Meridian, and up to three-quarters of a mile beyond any of CATA's fixed routes.

Spanish information is available at:
https://www.cata.org/Portals/0/Spanish%20Spec-Tran%20Application.pdf
https://www.cata.org/Portals/0/Spanish%20Spec-Tran%20Guide%202018.pdf
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Michigan Alliance for Families

A statewide resource to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help improve their children's education. Can assist you in knowing your rights, effectively communicating your child's needs, and advising how to help them develop and learn. Their Parent Mentors can assist you in navigating the educational system and are knowledgeable about state and local resources.

Es un recurso estatal para conectar a las familias de los niños con discapacidad a los recursos para ayudar a mejorar la educación de sus hijos. Le puede ayudar en el conocimiento de sus derechos, efectivamente comunicar las necesidades de su hijo, y aconsejar cómo ayudar a desarrollar y aprender. Los Padres Mentores le puede ayudar en la navegación por el sistema educativo y están bien informados acerca de los recursos estatales y locales.


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United States Department of Labor Disability Resources

The United States Department of Labor Disability Resources website provides resource information on topics related to disability; benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, emergency preparedness, health, housing, technology, and transportation.
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National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

The National Center for Learning Disabilies (NCLD) focuses on empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. The site offers various resource information, policy information and updates, information laws related to individuals with disabilities and education, and a peer support forum.
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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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