American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society provides support groups, information, resources, research information, financial information and more for individuals impacted by cancer.
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La American Cancer Society proporciona grupos de apoyo, recursos, información sobre: investigación, ayuda financiero, y mucho mas para individuos afectados de un diagnóstico de cáncer.
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Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA)

The Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) provides information for those newly diagnosed, a support community, information on medical issues and treatment, information on living, school and sports and resources such as grants and scholarships.
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides information on cystic fibrosis, information on obtaining financial support, medical care information, research information, daily living and transition information, assistance services, advocacy, and community support.
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La Fundación de Fibrosis Quística proporciona información sobre fibrosis quística. Tienen información sobre cómo obtener ayuda financiero, asistencia médica, investigación, la vida diaria y la transición, servicios de asistencia, abogacía y apoyo comunitario.
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Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation website provides medical information, insurance information, daily living information (pain management, diet, exercise, etc.), and other tools and resources. The Arthritis Foundation is also involved in advocacy efforts.
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the top global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF conducts advocacy efforts, funds research initiatives, provides medical information, daily life (diet, exercise, school, etc.) impacts, treatment information, information on health insurance, peer support, various toolkits, and other resources.
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Exalta Health

Medical, vision, dental, behavioral and spiritual care services offered at this community clinic. Pediatric services available including developmental screenings at well child check appointments. Assistance applying for health insurance/sliding fee scale available for those who qualify.
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Cuidados de salud medicos, dentales, sicológicos y espirituales al servicio de la comunidad. Servicios de pediatría disponibles, incluyendo evaluaciones del desarrollo durante consultas medicas de rutina. Asistencia postulando para seguros de salud (medicaid) y escalas de descuento disponibles para las personas que califican.
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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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Military Families Special Needs Parent Toolkit

The Department of Defense Special Needs Parent Tool Kit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared toward helping military families with children with special needs navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support, benefits and entitlements.
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10 Costly Mistakes To Avoid When Planning For A Loved One With Special Needs

A 2014 guide from the Academy of Special Needs Planners. Information on the most common mistakes made by family members when doing estate planning when they have a loved one with special health care needs. The information in this guide should not be considered legal advice. While they strive to provide as detailed, reliable and understandable legal information as possible in the Guides, it cannot substitute for an attorney applying the law and years of experience to a particular client situation. Readers are urged to use the Guide as background material and to consult with an experienced attorney before taking action.
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Focus on People with Disabilities Toolkit Companion Guide to Your Money, Your Goals

The guide was developed with the support of people with disabilities and organizations that serve the disability community and complements the Your Money, Your Goals financial empowerment tools. At its core is the idea that everyone has a right to control their own money and make their own financial decisions. The guide contains tips, information, tools, and skill-building resources for people with disabilities and organizations that serve the disability community. It has been updated to align with the recently released version of the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit.
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