Community Living Services is offering training and education to parents and caregivers who want to become Parent Mentors/Family Support Specialists. The Parent Mentor/Family Support Specialist will assist parents and caregivers in bridging gaps within the mental health system.
Compassionate Heart Ministry is a safe, Christ centered drop in center for young people and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. We offer a place where friendships and relationships can develop through our mentor based program. Whether it is shooting pool, playing video games, watching movies or just hanging out with new friends and old friends, Compassionate Heart is that place where everyone will feel loved, accepted, and included.
Michigan Parents of Children with Visual Impairments is an affiliate of the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI.) We strive to help families with support, information, advocacy, and events that are fun, educational, and practical. MPVI is a group of families, members of the blind community, and professionals who have or work with children who are blind or visually impaired.
Michigan Hands & Voices is a chapter of the nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.
Autism Speaks is a national organization dedicated to awareness, advocacy, research and information about autism. Their website has extensive tools and resources for families and professionals regarding all aspects of living with autism.
Ready For Life is a passionate, non-profit that fosters inclusive communities, cultivating opportunities for people with disabilities to grow, learn, achieve, and experience "everything" life offers.
Parent to Parent of SW MI promotes opportunities for children with disabilities and special needs to fully participate in society through the support and education of families and communities. We offer peer support program, parent mentoring training, and support groups.
Advocacy Services for Kids (ASK) assists families and their children who have mood, emotional, and behavioral challenges to understand and navigate services, advocate effectively, and achieve their potential. ASK offers opportunities for youth with emotional, behavioral, and mood disorders to be empowered to impact youth services locally, within the state of Michigan, and nationally through it's Calling All Youth M.O.V.E. program. This service is available to high school aged youth in Kalamazoo County who want to speak up and be heard by adults, teachers, govenmental agencies, therapists, counselors, juvenille justice, schools, and other authority figures in their life.
Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) is a statewide non-profit organization serving families in our state who are living with autism. AAoM is the central statewide resource for quality information, connection to supports and services, and community based awareness, safety, and inclusion training for first responders, educators, families, transportation and parks/recreation workers. AAoM's goal is to connect families to critical supports and services that will improve the quality of life for those affected by autism, their families, and the communities where they reside.