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    Is part of Kalamazoo RESA, This program is comprised of a network of services for families who have a child, birth to three years of age, with an identified condition, a developmental delay, or are at risk of a developmental delay.
    This is a county wide application to enroll three and four year old children in free or reduced cost preschool programs throughout the county that are located within local school districts or Kalamazoo RESA designated sites. Programs include Kalamazoo RESA Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program and KC Ready 4s.

    Medical Resources
    This program assists families of children with certain eligible medical conditions. Services provided include assistance with payment of specialty medical bills, help finding specialty services, supports coordination of services, helping families with language and cultural differences, assistance in locating resources, and connecting families to community based services through local health departments. Family phone line: 1-800-359-3722, email: cshcsfc@michigan.gov
    Children's Special Needs Funds for financial assistance related to obtaining wheelchair ramps, van lifts, therapeutic tricycles, air conditioners, adaptive recreational equipment, and electrical service upgrades needed for equipment. This is for children enrolled in Special Health Care Services. Phone: 517-241-7420.
    This program can assist with referrals for support and services as well as provide information to families and providers. Phone: 1-866-852-1247 or email: BDRFollowup@michigan.gov
    Coordinates Michigan’s Family Support Network and Michigan’s Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center. Phone: 1-800-359-3722.
    This program helps families determine the cause of the genetic difference, impact on life, related health issues, and risks to other family members. Other services include support and assistance finding additional resources. Phone: 517-335-8887

    Financial Support
    This is a federal program that provides monthly financial assistance and Medicaid coverage to children with severe mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Phone: 1-800-772-1213.
    Provides financial assistance related to obtaining wheelchair ramps, van lifts, therapeutic tricycles, air conditioners, adaptive recreational equipment, and electrical service upgrades needed for equipment. This is for children enrolled in Special Health Care Services. Phone: 517-241-7420.
    This provides monthly financial assistance to eligible families whose child has been identified by the local school system of having a severe mental impairment, is severally multiply impaired or has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Phone: 517-374-6848.

    Community Resources
    Western Michigan University Unified Clinics
    Services available include the Marion R. Spear Occupational Therapy Clinic, Southwest Michigan’s Trauma Assessment Center, The Charles Van Riper Language, Speech, and Hearing Clinic, Behavioral Health Services, and the Vision Rehabilitation Clinic. Phone: 269-387-7074.
    Elizabeth Upjohn Community Healing Center
    This program provides multiple services for children and families including counseling, child sexual abuse, parenting, and children’s and adolescent outreach. Phone: 269-343-1651.
    Kalamazoo County Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
    Provides many types of assistance to families. This includes psychological, developmental, psychiatric or neuropsychological assessments, therapy, case management and supports, coordination to help children receive necessary services, the infant mental health and early intervention program, and respite care. Phone: 269- 373-6000
    Family and Children’s Services
    Offers counseling, family resources, case management, Family and Community Treatment, parenting support, and Mobile Crisis Response. Phone: 269- 344-0202

    Support Groups
    Parent to Parent provides NICU support, Kalamazoo and Allegan Parent Network, information and referrals, the All Kids Can! Programs, learning exchanges, resource library and website, and the Common Bond Newsletter. Phone: 269-345-8950.
    This group offers information, support, resources and awareness.
    Provides local support and resources for individuals affected with Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Phone: 269-384-2270 or email: kazoochadd@yahoo.com
    Offers support, information, and advice to families of children with syndromes that do not have names. Phone: 269-692-2090.
    Their mission is to improve the emotional and physical well-being of special needs individuals through the therapeutic use of horses. Phone: 269-731-4471 or email: info@cheffcenter.org
    Designed for children ages two and a half to seven years to help develop motor skills and eye-hand coordination and parents report improved social skills. Phone: 1-800-644-6404.
    Acts in an advisory capacity to Kalamazoo RESA and is charged with cooperatively developing the county-wide plan for special education programs and services. Each impairment area is represented and parent input is welcome.