Helpful Links

AAPAC provides the list below as a resource, but does not endorse any organization or website.


Index of topics:


AAPAC – that is, us!


AAPS – Ann Arbor Public Schools

 


Advocacy / Mediation / Dispute Resolution

Also see our list of advocates, below.

 

Advocates:


 

ADD and ADHD


 

Allergies

  • ArborKidsAllergies – an e-mail list for families of local kids with allergies to connect with each other

 

Assistive Technology


 

Autism


 

Behavioral Issues


 

Blindness and Visual Impairment


 

Brain Injury


 

Camp – for kids with special needs


 

Celiac & Gluten-Free

  • Gluten-Free Ann Arbor – the local support group is an e-mail list for people to connect with each other

 

Cerebral Palsy


 

Deafness and Hearing Impairment


 

Dentists – local, for kids with special needs


 

Developmental Disabilities


 

Diabetes


 

Down Syndrome


 

Early Childhood / Infancy / Preschool


 

Epilepsy


 

Evaluations


 

Fetal Alcohol


 

Financing a Disability

  • The Children’s Special Healthcare Services program (CSHCS) – provides a variety of assistance to families with a child with any of 2,700 physical conditions. Pays for healthcare, provides information, and can connect parents with each other.
  • The Medicaid waiver provides home and community services such as childcare and other services to a limited number of children around the state, chosen by prioritizing which families have the largest needs for the service.
  • Make A Wish, Michigan – grants wishes to children with critical illnesses
  • Easter Seals of Michigan – works to change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.
  • United Way of SE Michigan – improving lives and empowering every family to succeed by uniting around education, economic prosperity and health — the cornerstones of a strong, equitable community.

 

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)


 

Inclusion and Empowerment


 

Independent Living

  • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living – nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of children, youth and adults with disabilities at home, at school, at work and in the community.
  • Intentional Communities of Washtenaw (ICW) – Creating a future where individuals with disabilities can share the common bond of community living in a supportive, dignified and productive manner.
  • Saint Louis Center – a residential home for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

 

Laws and Rights


 

Learning Disabilities


 

Mental Health / Mental Illness


 

Muscular Dystrophy


 

Social Stories


 

Testing and Evaluations


 

Therapy

  • Building Bridges Therapy Center – wide range of therapies, assessment & diagnostic services, and specialty programs.
  • Spectrum Therapy Center Ann Arbor – treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other speech and language delays/disorders, up to age 11.
  • Judson Center – comprehensive services for children, adults, families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities, and mental health challenges.
  • Sunfield Center – autism, ADHD, and behavioral health.
  • Novel Responses – home-based therapy, natural environment training, and behavior analysis services.
  • A2 Therapy Works – speech, OT and feeding therapy.
  • ABA Insight – offers ABA therapy (and a summer day camp) for a variety of ages.

 

Toilet Training


 

Transition to Adulthood


 

WISD – Washtenaw Intermediate School District

WISD handles a variety of services for several school districts in southeastern Michigan. They provide certain special ed services for some counties, and offer resources and training.


 

Other Topics

Last updated January 8, 2019

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