Helpful Links

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

Useful Documents:

AAPAC Brochure

AAPS SISS Administrator Responsibility Chart 2017-18 (this shows who to contact to troubleshoot IEP/504 issues if you can’t resolve it with the school team/principal).

Summer Camps and Resources Directory For Kids With Social, Learning, Physical or Other Differences (Ann Arbor area) (last updated April 2015)

IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions


AAPS Special Education Handbook

Michigan Department of Education: Special Education Problem Solving Process

Michigan Protection and Advocacy, Inc – Special Education: An Advocate’s Manual

Washtenaw Intermediate School District Parent Advisory Committee Information Handbook

Organizations/Websites (Alphabetical)

A2Faces (Ann Arbor Families for Autistic Children’s Education and Support)
Ann Arbor Autism Foundation
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
Assistive Technology through Washtenaw Intermediate School District
Attention Deficit Disorder
Autism 101 Workshops for teachers – September to December, 2016
Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM)
Autism Collaborative Center-EMU
Autism Connections-Judson Center
Autism Society of Michigan
Brain Injury Association
Building Bridges Therapy Center
Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Center for Educational Networking
Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Council for Exceptional Children
Deaf C.A.N.
The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC)
Down Syndrome Support Team (DSST)
EarlyOn of Washtenaw
Easter Seals of Michigan
Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Friends of the Developmentally Disabled
Grandparents as Parents (GAP)
Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA 2004)
Intentional Communities of Washtenaw (ICW)
Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan
Michigan Alliance for Families
Michigan Association for Children with Emotional Disorders (MACED)
Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Michigan Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MADHH)
Michigan Deaf Association
Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)
Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC)
Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports (MITS)
Michigan Hands & Voices
Michigan Mental Health Network – Washtenaw County
Michigan Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (MPVI)
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS)
Michigan Special Education Mediation Program (MSEMP)
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Office of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (OSE/EIS)
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)
Social Security Administration
Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START)
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan (Ypsilanti)
Turning 18 with a Developmental Disability in Washtenaw County
University of Michigan Law School Pediatric Advocacy Clinic
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
United Way of SE Michigan
Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy (WACA)
Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD)
Washtenaw Intermediate School District’s Parent Advisory Committee
Washtenaw Learning Disabilities Association

Wayne State Developmental Disabilities Institute



IEP Pop-Ups & Checklists:

The Pop-Up IEP – Click on the quote to see good responses to statements you might hear made during an IEP meeting and support for your responses.
NICHCY: Developing Your Child’s IEP – Parent’s Guide from April 2009.
Resolving IEP Disputes – Click on the pop-up box to learn strategies to resolve disagreements, steps to take if you disagree with the school, and options you have if unable to resolve disputes.
Developing Your Child’s IEP – Click on the pop-up box to learn about IDEA requirements, see answers to your questions, find federal law or regulations that support these answers, and a list of additional resources.
Special Factors in IEPs – Find what special factors need to be considered by the IEP team, how the IEP must address these factors, and learn what the federal law and regulations require.
IEP Checklist: Is Your Child’s IEP Individualized? – What Does it Take? When you answer the questions on this IEP Checklist, you will know if your child’s IEP is individualized, as the law requires.

See more IEP info at:

Last updated Feb 3, 2017