The Arc Muskegon has developed a community based Resource Guide with different sections to help guide you. Although this booklet may NOT contain every resource/ service available, it does include frequently utilized organizations, services and community based resources. We welcome any questions or assistance you may need while supporting students and their families.Resource Guide PDF
Please contact us if you would like to purchase a hand-bound copy of the Resource Guide
Along with direct advocacy, we offer a number of learning opportunities for families, which can empower them to advocate for their child. As part of our collaboration with the Michigan Alliance for Families, we offer informational meetings specific to Special Education.
The Arc Muskegon contracts with Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) as one of the Alliance’s regional sites to provide information, support and education to families of children and young adults with disabilities from birth to age 26.
To see any current learning opportunities please see our Events Calendar.
Our goal is to increase the involvement of families in their children’s education. To do this, we offer learning opportunities, leadership mentoring, and support.
Feel free to contact us regarding:
- Questions concerning your child’s special education program
- Information about your child’s disbility
- Finding local workshops
- You would like to speak to another parent
- Any other information concerning special education
Michigan Alliance for Families is a Michigan Department of Education Mandated Activities Project. Michigan Alliance for Families is our state’s federally funded Parent Training and Information Center.
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Points of Entry for Services/Benefits
Looking to figure out where you receive a service or benefit from? This will show you what branch of the government you apply and receive particular benefits from and where to apply
Our Points of Entry Flowchart
Local, State & National Resources At a Glance
|Children’s Special Health Care||(231) 724-6209||visit website|
|Department of Human Services||(231) 733-3700|
|Great Start/Early On Services||(231) 767-8300||visit website|
|Health West Main Office||(231) 724-1111||visit website|
|Health West New Service Requests||(231) 720-3200||visit website|
|Health West Customer Services||(231) 720-3201||visit website|
|Pioneer Resources||(231) 773-5355||visit website|
|United Way of the Lakeshore||(231) 722-3134||visit website|
|Various Community Resources||211||visit website|
|The Arc Michigan||(800) 292-7851||visit website|
|Autism Society of Michigan||(517) 882-2800||visit website|
|Michigan Alliance for Families/ The Arc Michigan||(800) 552-4821||visit website|
|Michigan Protection & Advocacy||(517) 882-7074||visit website|
|Michigan Department of Health
and Human Services
|(855) 275-6424||visit website|
|Michigan Community Dental Clinics (MCDC)||(855) 275-6424||visit website|
|United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan||(517) 203-1200||visit website|
|The American Association on
Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
|The Arc of the United States||(800) 433-5255||visit website|
|Autism Now||1-855-828-8476||visit website|
|Social Security Administration||(800) 772-1213||visit website|