ResourcesMichigan Alliance for Families provides information, support and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive, or may be eligible to receive, special education services.The Family Support Subsidy (FSS) Program provides financial assistance to families that include a child with severe developmental disabilities. The intent is to help make it possible for children with developmental disabilities to remain with or return to their birth or adoptive families. The program provides a monthly payment of $222.11. Families are able to use this money for special expenses incurred while caring for their child.Parent to Parent of Southwest Michigan is a non-profit community organization offering services at no cost to families who have children with disabilities or special needs. Founded in 1998, Parent to Parent serves families in five counties and collaborates with other organizations.
Residential Opportunities, Inc., is one of Greater Kalamazoo's nonprofit mental health organizations and a leading provider of residential and support services for individuals in Southwestern Michigan with developmental disabilities. Our unique person and family-centered philosophy creates not only support but a home and a strong connection to the community for the individuals we serve.Parents Helping Parents (PHP) strives to improve the quality of life for any child with special needs of any age, through educating, supporting and training their primary caregivers. Families become empowered and thereby effective as advocates that are there throughout the lifetime of the individual in need of supports. PHP, we're there when you need us!AbilityPath.org is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life - through all phases of a child's growth and development. The website combines social networking features with expert content from AbilityPath.org’s team of educators, parents, therapists and medical professionals.Are you worried that your child isn’t developing like other children? Has your child been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability? You are not alone. We are here to help you find answers to your questions. Other parents and therapists are here with you.Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services.