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


 

Art Therapy

  • Johanna Mabry – specializes in autism – LMSW, MEd, ATR 734-657-8978 Jomabry@yahoo.com
  • Susan Menard

 

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


 

Counseling


 

Deafness and Hearing Impairment


 

Dentists – local, for kids with special needs


 

Developmental Disabilities


 

Diabetes


 

Down Syndrome


 

Dyslexia

  • Children’s Dyslexia Center of Southeastern Michigan – Facebook and website

 

Early Childhood / Infancy / Preschool


 

Epilepsy


 

Evaluations

– Places to have a child evaluated. Some do a neuropsych evaluation:


 

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
  • Homegrown Community is a local group that is working on creating a community where adults with special needs can live.

 

Laws and Rights


 

Lawyers

– for drawing up special needs trusts, guardianship, etc.:


 

Learning Disabilities


 

Mental Health / Mental Illness


 

Muscular Dystrophy


 

Parenting Classes

  • Local parent Melanie Sobocinski offers a class for parents of challenging children, with or without a diagnosis. More information is at at sanityschool.com/a2 or melanie@proforganizer.com, 734-272-7905. The plan is to to offer the live class 2-3 times per year, or more often upon request. A flyer is posted here.

 

Social Skills Groups


 

Testing and Evaluations


 

Therapy


 

Toilet Training


 

Tourette’s Syndrome


 

Transition to Adulthood / Turning 18


 

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 September 28, 2019

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