Autism Speaks

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.
Some parts of the website are in Spanish and they have a large resource guide. They also have a dedicated Spanish language toll-free number.
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Autism Speaks es una organización nacional dedicada al conocimiento, la promoción, la investigación y la información sobre el autismo. Su sitio web cuenta con amplios instrumentos y recursos para familias y profesionales en todos los aspectos de la vida con autismo.
Algunas partes del sitio web están en español y tienen una gran guía de recursos. También tienen un número para llamar gratuitamente dedicado solo al español
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Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, a non-profit organization serving the needs of the Latino and broader community, strives to provide an avenue for education and openness to promote discussion of the distinctions and values of different nationalities and cultures.
They focus on the common thread that unites all people: a desire for understanding and respecting our differences. The way they do this is by advocating for the dignity of every individual, providing access to services that create equity, and investing in relationships within community, to ensure that the services continue to impact lives.
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El Centro Hispano del Oeste de Michigan, una organización sin fines de lucro que existe para responder a las necesidades de la comunidad latina y demás comunidades afines, esforzan por proveer una vía de acceso para la educación que promueva el diálogo sobre las diferencias y valores de las diversas nacionalidades y culturas. El Centro también se enfoca en el común denominador que une a todas las personas: el deseo por la comprensión y el respeto de nuestras diferencias. Creen que esta experiencia humana en común nos conecta a todos.
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Midwest Genetics Network

The Midwest Genetics Network (MGN) is one of the seven regional collaborative groups formed and is made up of seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The project is administered by Michigan Public Health Institute in Okemos, Michigan. MGN promotes access to genetic services, especially to traditionally underserved groups.
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Michigan Family Voices

Michigan Family Voices is a grassroots collaborative that exists to identify and mobilize current and new family member and individual leaders to create a network of individuals with special health care needs and their families across the state that will impact and effect positive change in policy. The group will create and maintain a statewide network of leaders to inform, build relationships with and/or work in partnership with decision-makers at all levels.
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Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

The fundamental goal of the DD Council is to ensure that people with developmental disabilities have the opportunities and support to achieve their full potential and life dreams. The Council consists of 21 Michigan residents appointed by the Governor. The Council provides funding and leadership to the statewide Regional Inclusive Community Coalitions (RICCs) which promote advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change.
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Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

The mission of the Coalition is to provide a forum to promote networking, communication, and information sharing, collaboration and service delivery through the mutual efforts of its diverse membership. To put it simply, we are a dedicated group of people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing, working together to improve life in Michigan for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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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.
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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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