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Primary Tri-County Agencies that Provide Services for Adults with Disabilities in Eaton, Clinton and Ingham Counties


Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties

CMHA-CEI provides an array of local services and supports designed to allow developmentally disabled and mentally impaired residents of the tri-county area an equal opportunity to become a full and equal citizen of their community and increase their level of independence.

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Disability Network Capital Area

Disability Network Capital Area (DNCap) is your community resource. DNCaP serves Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties. They combine experience and peer-support in delivering services to people with disabilities and their families. On a larger scale, they partner with community agencies, schools, and businesses to improve quality of life. Services are provided onsite and various community locations.

Eaton Regional Education Service Agency

Eaton RESA supports six local school districts and four public school academies, by providing shared services in the areas of general education, special education, career and technical education, early childhood education and prevention.


Clinton County Regional Service Agency

Clinton County Regional Educational Service Agency (CCRESA) supports local school districts with cost efficient, non-duplicative county-wide services.


Ingham Intermediate School District

Ingham ISD serves as a shared community resource that creates networks of support and enhances educational opportunities for all learners in our service area.

State Resources

Central Michigan 211

Central Michigan 2-1-1 connects people in to health and human service resources through an easy to remember number,

available 24/7, 365 days a year with nine counties in central Michigan: Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Livingston,

Lenawee, Jackson, Hillsdale and Genesee.

Autism Alliance of Michigan-Navigator

MiNavigator was created to provide a professional case management service to Michigan families affected by autism. MiNavigator is staffed by a team of autism specialists with expertise in many fields, including clinical, educational, insurance, vocational, public safety, policy, and legal. Our autism specialists work one-on-one with each family to help them navigate and overcome the many barriers they face when trying to access care and support for their loved one affected by autism.


by phone - 877-463-2266 (AAOM)    M-Th 8am – 6pm, F 8am – 5pm

by email  -

Michigan Alliance of Families/Arc of Michigan

Michigan Alliance for Families is a statewide resource to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help improve their children’s education.  We help facilitate parent involvement as a means of improving educational services and outcomes for students with disabilities.

The vision of The Arc Michigan is that all people realize and fulfill their dreams of having employment, education, meaningful relationships, and living independently within their community.  By contacting The Arc Michigan, you may be able to locate information on topics not covered by Michigan Alliance for Families.

Olmstead Rights for Michigan

There are many organizations here that work to address the unique needs associated with different disabilities, including but not limited to physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illness. Others focus on such issues as housing and legal assistance based on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

State of Michigan Disability Resources

On these pages you will find the services and programs for people with disabilities offered by the State of Michigan as well as other sites of interest. Whether you're looking for assistance in finding a job, want to learn about the latest assistive technology, or have a question about your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you will find it here.


Quick links to:

        ·  Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing

        ·  Bureau of Services for Blind Persons

National Resources

Autism Speaks

There is a wealth of information on this site not only for those person on the autism spectrum but other disabilities as well. When arrive at the home page click on the resources tab at the right side of the top of the page. Follow the directions there.

​National Disability Institute

A wide variety of websites provide information and tools to help improve the financial wellness of individuals. National Disability Institute has put together our top financial wellness links, including, taxes, financial education, employment, benefits planning, and asset development.

Wright’s Law, Transition

The purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is "to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.

Congress also made significant changes in the legal definition of "transition services" in IDEA 2004.

National Alliance of Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a nationwide organization with affiliates in every state.

NAMI | Michigan's Voice on Mental Illness

Michigan Integrated Technology Service

The overall purpose of Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) is to: Provide information services; Support materials; Technical assistance; Training to local and intermediate school districts in Michigan. in order to increase the capacity to address the needs of students with disabilities for assistive technology.


Disability Independence Group

Disability Independence Group, Inc. (DIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes recruitment, education and employment of persons with disabilities thereby improving their lives through competitive employment and financial stability; and through the changing of society’s perception of persons with disabilities.

From its inception, DIG has emphasized the importance of disability as a critical component of all diversity efforts. DIG is a resource center for persons with disabilities, their families, lawyers, and other professionals regarding an individual’s rights in the legal system, the education system, and employment.

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence(OCALI)

OCALI is primarily funded through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Office for Exceptional Children (OEC).  OEC provides funding to OCALI to build state- and system-wide capacity to improve outcomes for children with disabilities, including individuals with autism and low-incidence disabilities, through leadership, training and professional development, technical assistance, collaboration and technology.

Transition Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Education strives to provide all students with access and opportunity to ensure their success after graduation. Through research and collaboration with and schools as they prepare students for workforce and other post-secondary opportunities. In the spirit of continuous improvement and our unending commitment to Tennessee children, the department has partnered with Tennessee Works, the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University, and numerous stakeholders to create Transition Tennessee. This framework is rooted in evidence-based practices, identifies specific best practices that improve outcomes for Tennessee students, and aligns assessment measures, goals, intervention suggestions, and requirements in order to best prepare our students for success after graduation. The future of our state and our children depends on the work we will do in the upcoming years to provide all students access to great schools and, once graduated, make certain they are ready for post-secondary education and the workforce.



Pacer Center

Through more than 30 projects, PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.



Organization for Autism Research

We strive to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers. The mission of “applying” research to answer questions of daily concern to those living with autism defines our goals and program objectives and shapes our budget.

In addition to funding research, our mission includes the requirements to:

  • Disseminate new and useful information to as many members of the autism community as possible, and

  • Direct all research and programs initiatives toward enhancing the quality of life for individuals with autism.


Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education

Gathers and disseminates the professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education

External Resource Topic: 

Students with Disabilities



Milestones Autism Resources helps individuals with autism reach their unique potential. We focus on educating and coaching for family members and professionals in evidence-based practical strategies. Our conferences, workshops, professional development, referral calls and online resources connect the autism community with vital information, and each other.


Asperger, Autism Spectrum Education Network(ASPEN)

ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with: Education, Advocacy, and Support.



AFRIM Modules

AFIRM Modules are designed to help you learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an Evidence Based Practices with learners with ASD from birth to 22 years of age. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download.



Autism College

We’re not an actual college, but we help parents and professionals become educated so they are empowered in the decision making process in regards to someone with autism’s educational and therapeutic lives.

The content of this site is for informational purposes only. Any treatment or therapy should be discussed with your trusted medical professional.

Autism File Magazine

Autism File Magazine is now at your fingertips in its new digital format. Even better? It's free. Loaded with articles on education, adult issues, biomedical options and general info from experts around world, Autism File is an invaluable resource to families, teachers and professionals.



Autism Housing Network

One of the first steps in exploring housing options is knowing the benefits and considerations of both traditional and progressive options. Knowing the pros and cons of each setting type and service delivery model will help drive one’s person-centered plan and help define his or her preferences. You can begin this process right now. We’re here to guide you!

Forward Motion Coaching

Welcome to the Forward Motion Coaching Web site. My name is Barbara Bissonnette, and since 2006 I have specialized in job and career development coaching for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (and similar autism spectrum profiles), and Nonverbal Learning Disorder. I also offer consultations for parents, training for professionals and services for employers.


Who can help me?
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