Transition to Adulthood

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Organizations


Disability Connection

27 E. Clay, Muskegon MI 49442

2317220088

Counties Served:
Muskegon, Newaygo


We serve persons with disabilities in Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Mason and Lake Counties. Our core services are individual and systems advocacy, independent living, peer support and information and referral. We have a program in Muskegon County to assist kids with disabilities to transition out of high school. We have transportation voucher programs for persons with disabilities in Newaygo and Oceana. We also provide peer mentors and will attend IEP meetings if requested..


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.


Michigan Rehabilitation Services

201 North Washington Square, P.O. Box 30010, Lansing MI 48909

517-373-8595

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


Michigan is home to approximately 1.3 million individuals with disabilities. MRS works with eligible customers and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. We work in partnership with individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain competitive employment, including exploring the possibilities of self-employment or owning a small business. Employment services to individuals with disabilities are provided in all 83 Michigan counties. MRS also assists employers find and retain qualified workers with disabilities. MRS helps employers save time and money, and maintain a motivated, reliable and dependable workforce.


Region 4 Midwest Genetics Collaborative

2364 Woodlake Dr. Ste 180, Okemos MI 48864

517-324-8308

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


The Region 4 Midwest Genetics Collaborative 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. Region 4 promotes sharing among states and the maximization of available newborn screening and genetic resources. Region 4 uses a regional approach to improve access to services, quality care, and genetics expertise in a medical home environment that is culturally sensitive. There are over 120 members from the seven states representing state public health agencies, geneticist and other sub specialists, primary care providers, newborn screening and genetic testing laboratories and families of children with genetic conditions.


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Resources


Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
The Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons is dedicated to providing opportunities for employment and independent living to blind individuals.
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
College Accessibility Resources for Visually Impaired Students
This resource addresses visually impaired college students' most common concerns, including: • School resources and legal rights as a student with a disability • Scholarships available only to blind and visually impaired students • Assistive technologies for students with visual impairments
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Customer Guide to Continuing Education and Training After High School
This is a guidebook from Michigan Rehabilitation Services which outlines services available to students making the transition from high school to postsecondary services.
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Got Transition/Center for Healthcare Transition
The Got Transition/Center for Healthcare Transition is a cooperative agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health and works to improve the transition from pediatric care to adult care for youth with special health care needs. The Got Transition website contains valuable information, resources and tools for parents, youth and providers.
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Hope College Ready for Life
The purpose of Ready for Life is to educate and empower adults with developmental disabilities by providing a supportive and structured college experience in order to help each individual achieve their greatest level of independence and promote inclusion. Through the generosity of Hope College, Ready for Life is able to provide post-secondary educational experiences for college aged individuals experiencing cognitive, learning, or social disabilities on their campus in Holland, MI.
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Michigan Career and Technical Institute
The MCTI conducts vocational and technical training programs and provides the supportive services needed to prepare Michigan citizens with disabilities for competitive employment.
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Michigan Disability Resources
Michigan Disability Resources is a website dedicated to the needs of Michigan residents with disabilities. Here you will find information and resources regarding all aspects of living with a disability, and the programs and services offered by the State of Michigan.
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Noorthoek Academy of Grand Rapids Junior College
Noorthoek Academy is a college experience for students with special needs in collaboration with Grand Rapids Junior College.
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Region 4 Genetics Collaborative Healthcare Transition Website
The Region 4 Midwest Genetics Collaborative has created a web application to assist young adults, parents, and caregivers with healthcare transition. Visit the website to access videos, tools and resources to assist in this process.
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Region 4 Midwest Genetics Collaborative
Think College
Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. The website contains information, resources and learning materials for families and professionals.
Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Youth with SHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
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