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Michigan - Where to Find State Disability Assistance in Michigan

State Disability Resources for Michigan


Updated June 05, 2009

If your child has a disability, and you do not know where to find help, check out this list of essential resources available in your state. These essential contacts offer the most commonly needed services and can provide you with referrals to other appropriate services as well. If you have difficulty contacting any of these resources, please feel free to email me at: learningdisabilities@aboutguide.com.

Department of Education - Special Education - Ages 3 - 21

States' departments of education oversee disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services
Michigan Department of Education

P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909-7508
Telephone: (517)373-0923
Website: Special Education

Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities

Services to children with disabilities include instruction, speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

Birth - 2:
Michigan Department of Education
Office of Early Childhood Education and Family Services

P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone: (517)335-4865
Toll Free: (800)327-5966
Website: Early Childhood Services

Birth - 26 Years
Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services

Michigan Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Toll Free: (517)373-0923
Website: Special Education and Early Intervention

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Vocational rehabilitation helps people with disabilities live independently with education, support, and employment assistance. The department works with middle schools, high schools, and higher education to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence.

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
P.O. Box 30010
Lansing MI 48909
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 605-6722
Telephone: (517) 373-3390
Website: Vocational Rehabilitation

Michigan Commission for the Blind
Department of Labor & Economic Growth
201 N. Washington Square
P.O. Box 30652 Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone: (517) 373-2062
TTY: (517)373-4025 Website: Commission for the Blind

Mental Health Services Agency

State mental health agencies provide services to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management, and more.

Department of Community Health
Capitol View Building, 7th Floor
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48913
Telephone: (517) 373-3500
Website: Mental Health Services

Disability Advocacy Services

Protection and advocacy offices offer information and referrals relating to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights, and individual case advocacy.

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc.
4095 Legacy Parkway, Suite 500
Lansing, MI 48911-4263
Toll Free Telephone and TTY Line: (800) 288-5923
Telephone and TTY Line: (517)487-1755
Exclusive TTY Line: (617)227-9464
Website: Disability Advocacy

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