ADVOCACY

Often as a parent of a child with special needs, we can feel alone and don’t know where to look for help. We start googling and aren’t sure that what we see is going to work out for our family's needs. The RCS PAC continually collects and shares resources that have helped us. Here are some resources which we have found helpful in advocating for our children. We hope they make this sometimes daunting task a little less chaotic for you too.

The Arc of Oakland County

Works through education, research, and advocacy to improve the quality of life for children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.

Disability Network

Promotes inclusion for all by breaking down barriers and opening paths towards independence and personal choice through resources, advocacy, information, support, and education.

Disability Rights Michigan (formally MPAS)

An independent, private, nonprofit, nonpartisan protection and advocacy organization authorized by Federal and State law to advocate and protect the legal rights of people with disabilities in Michigan.

Easterseals

From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

Michigan Alliance for Families

A statewide resource to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help improve their children’s education. 

Special Education Mediation Services (SEMS)

Provides mediation, facilitation and training services for working through disagreements so that children with disabilities promptly receive the services they need to develop and succeed in school.

Oakland Schools Parent Advisory Committee

Dedicated to providing quality services and support intended to strengthen the capacity of Oakland County public school districts.

Wrightslaw Michigan Yellow Pages for Kids

A directory containing different state resources.