The Office of Social Security provides benefits to individuals with disabilities, including students with disabilities.
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) provides resources and supports for anti-discrimination in Michigan, including school-level and postsecondary life concerns.
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is a nonprofit, independent organization, designated by the governor, to advocate for and protect the legal rights of individuals with disabilities in Michigan. MPAS provides several services, including information and referral, technical assistance, and, when appropriate, legal representation.
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) is an advocacy organization whose mission is to help individuals with disabilities achieve independent living.
The Arc Michigan facilitates a statewide network of local chapters assisting persons with developmental disabilities and their families through education, training, technical assistance, and advocacy. The Arc services include Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA), in which a benefits counselor can assist individuals with disabilities navigate the financial landscape of state aid.
Disability Network/Michigan is the state-level organization for Michigan's Centers for Independent Living (CILs). CILs are community-based organizations that support individuals with disabilities in achieving independent living through advocacy and support.
Association for Children's Mental Health (ACMH) is a Michigan-based organization that provides family-to-family support, education, information, advocacy, networking, and leadership opportunities for families with children who have severe emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders. ACMH works to help children live in a safe and welcoming community that provides access to needed services and supports.
Special Olympics Michigan provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with cognitive impairments. Competitions are held from local to global levels and help keep athletes engaged in the community. Special Olympics includes Project UNIFY, which is a youth-centered, school-focused initiative that brings together students with and without disabilities through education, sports, and youth leadership.
Contact Social Security
800 Line: 1-800-772-1213
Lansing Phone: 517-335-3165
Detroit Phone: 313-456-3700
800 Line: 1-800-288-5923
Local Phone: 517-333-2477
800 Line: 1-800-760-4600
Contact The Arc
Local Phone: 517-487-5426
800 Line: 1-800-292-7851
Contact Disability Network/Michigan
Local Phone: 517-372-4016
800 Line: 1-888-226-4543
Contact Special Olympics Michigan
Local Phone: 989-774-3911
800 Line: 1-800-644-6404