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Association for Children's Mental Health

6017 W. St. Joe Hwy, Ste 200, Lansing MI 48917

517-372-4016

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


ACMH was founded in 1989 by two mothers who worked to bring help and hope to other families by empowering them with information, support, and encouraging the development of strong family member/professional collaborative relationships. This tradition continues with the organization providing family-to-family support, education, information, advocacy, networking, and leadership opportunities to empower families and assure that all children with mental health challenges and their families live in a safe and welcoming community with access to the services and supports they need.


Brain Injury Association of Michigan

7305 Grand River, Suite 100, Brighton MI 48114

810-229-5880

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) is a nonprofit organization that serves to create greater awareness of brain injury across the state. We are the primary conduit to resources for Michigan brain injury survivors, their families and the professionals who serve them.


Developmental Disabilities Institute

4809 Woodward Ave., Suite 268, Detroit MI 48202

(888) 978-4334

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


Our mission at DDI is to contribute to the development of inclusive communities and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families through a culturally sensitive statewide program of interdisciplinary education, community support and services, research and dissemination of information. The Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University is Michigan's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. DDI provides statewide programs designed to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities.


Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 East Eighth Street, Traverse City MI 49686

231.922.0903

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


At Disability Network, it’s in our power to change everything, from individual lives to the wider community. We help people with disabilities and their families lead more productive lives in Northern Lower Michigan. But our efforts don’t just benefit them. They help everyone, with or without disabilities, who lives in, works in, or passes through our community. Based in Traverse City, Michigan, we’ve been serving people with disabilities, their families, and the Northern Lower Michigan community since 2002. Our staff provides information, assistance, and support to people of all ages with a wide variety of disabilities. We also work on a larger scale, helping governments, businesses, and other organizations make changes that improve life for everyone in the community.


Hope for HIE

PO Box 450272, West Bloomfield MI 48325

248-574-8099

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


Hope for HIE is the premiere resource for families, worldwide, whose infants and children experience a hypoxic brain injury (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy). Providing awareness, education and support, Hope for HIE has a comprehensive support network, for families and professionals, to connect and promote hope in the journey with HIE.


Live Better With Disability

2017 Chesaning Dr., Grand Rapids MI 49506

6165580138

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


Disability doesn't just affect your child--it affects your family, marriage and you personally. Live Better With Disability is an online support and membership site that focuses on creating real-life, positive perspective and strategy so you can thrive and grow as you navigate the challenges of special needs. Don't just live with disability, live better!


Michigan Alliance for Families

1325 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, Michigan MI 48910

800-552-4821

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


Michigan Alliance for Families is our state’s federally funded Parent Training and Information Center. We are a Michigan Department of Education Mandated Activities Project. The efforts of Michigan Alliance for Families align with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to help improve results for children with disabilities. Michigan Alliance for Families can assist you in knowing your rights, effectively communicating your child’s needs, and advising how to help your child develop and learn. We help facilitate parent involvement as a means of improving educational services and outcomes for students with disabilities. Michigan Alliance for Families provides printed, electronic, and multi-media information/ resources. Michigan Alliance for Families staff are available to talk to parents and professionals about special education and related services, and disability specific information. Michigan Alliance for Families hosts relevant workshops across the state. All of our events and materials are free of charge to parents/ families. Michigan Alliance for Families encourages and supports parents in leadership roles. Parent Mentors can assist families in navigating the educational system and are knowledgeable about state and local resources. Parent Mentors support existing and emerging parent leaders involved with groups such as Local Interagency Coordinating Councils (LICCs), Parent Advisory Committees (PACs), the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), and the Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council (MICC).


Parent Leadership in State Government

2364 Woodlake Drive, Okemos MI 48864

517-324-8391

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


The Parent Leadership in State Government Initiative (PLISG) is a joint partnership between the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Michigan Department of Human Services and The Children's Trust Fund. The PLISG Initiative provides training and support to parents in using their voice to impact program planning and policy development. Parents attend a two-day training where they learn to be leaders and take an active role in the programs which impact their families. Following the training, a Parent Mentor works with training alumni to help parents locate opportunities for involvement and connect them with local, regional, and state level advisory boards.


Parent to Parent of SW MI

3901 Emerald Dr., Suite D, Kalamazoo MI 49001

2693458950

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


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.


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Resources


Autism Screening and Diagnostic Tool for Pediatric Providers
The "Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum" is designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios. Curriculum to screen and diagnose autism in pediatric patients. Toolkit can be downloaded from this website.

Target Audience:
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
DAT- Disability Awarness Training™
The Disability Awareness Training ™ is an in-person, hands-on training course designed to educate people on how to interact and communicate with people with disabilities and to learn the difficulties and challenges facing people with disabilities. Please call our office for more information or to schedule your training! 989-895-5444

Target Audience:
  • Other - Anyone in Bay County

Submitted By:
Disability Service Resource Center
Leaders in Policy Advocacy
Leaders in Policy Advocacy is a leadership development program for adults with developmental disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities. The projects trains and supports participants to become leaders in the disability rights movement. A new series of classes is being offered this fall.

Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a training course offered through local community mental health agencies in Michigan to provide individuals with the basic tools to help others in a mental health crisis situation or who have developing mental health issues.

Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Nami Basics Training
NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours. Classes may be offered weekly for six consecutive weeks, or may be offered twice per week for three weeks to accommodate the hectic schedules of parents.

Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
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