Resource Guide

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

2018 SSI and SSDI rates notification.  Click here  to view the updated rates for SSI and SSDI in 2018.

Muskegon Area Transit System has a new application, effective in 2018,  to receive reduced fare rates. Click here to link through to the new application MATS reduced fare application


View our newly updated Autism/ASD & Related Services Guide

A Family’s Guide to Autism/ASD & Related Services

Learning Opportunities

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 learn more about what the Michigan Alliance for Families offers in collaboration with The Arc see this video

To view any current learning opportunities please see our Events Calendar.

Several informational webinars that provide tutorials on important topics are available on the Michigan Alliance for Families YouTube page .

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 disability
  • 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.

Sign up for the Michigan Alliance for Families Monthly Newsletter.


Click here to learn about the use of People First Language

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
Points of Entry Flowchart

Local, State & National Resources At a Glance

Local Resources

Organization Telephone Website
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

State Resources

Organization Telephone 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

National Resources

Organization Telephone Website
The American Association on
Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
202-387-1968 visit website
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