Parent to Parent of Southwest Michigan offers free services to families of children with special needs. Emotional support is provided through parent mentors, connection to support groups, monthly meetings, and informal connections to other parents. Information is offered through a bi-monthly newsletter, training sessions, and more. Parent to Parent also connects families to professionals, such as doctors, social workers, child care providers, and therapists.
Disability Network of Northern Michigan
Parents in Northern Michigan seeking information, assistance, and support for their children can contact the Disability Network of Northern Michigan. They seek "to promote personal empowerment and positive social change for persons with disabilities." Parents can browse through links and resources about how to write my college essay, searching by topic of county. A Parent Network is also available to connect families together for peer support.
Michigan Family Voices
Michigan Family Voices is the statewide chapter of a national organization dedicated to achieving "family-centered care for all children and youth with special needs and/or disabilities." Seasonal newsletters provide information on upcoming workshops and collaborative learning opportunities, for which you can register on the website. The organization's Facebook page also offers ongoing up-to-date information.
Advocacy Services for Kids
Advocacy Services for Kids (ASK) is a non-profit organization designed to support families of children with mental health concerns. They also work to improve the mental health care system for children with mood, behavioral, and emotional disorders. Parents who call may be connected with a Family Support Partner (FSP), someone who has "been there" and can offer support, training, and advocacy skills. A list of upcoming events can be found on the ASK website.