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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.

Community Housing Network

A nonprofit organization providing housing and housing resources for people with disabilities. 

Community Living Services

Providing community-based services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, seniors and those with chronic illness, that are living in the greater metropolitan area.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Develops customized workforce solutions for businesses and individuals with disabilities.

Macomb Oakland Regional Center

Coordinates long-term supports for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and the elderly in Southeast Michigan.

Accessible Chef

Accessible Chef is a collection of free visual recipes and other resources to help teach cooking skills to individuals with disabilities at home

Michigan Merit Curriculum- High School Graduation Requirements

This document is intended to provide general guidance. Due to the complexity of the law, policies and guidance will continue to evolve. For specific information regarding the law, please refer to MCL 380.1278a and MCL 380.1278b.

Michigan Department of Education - Michigan Merit Curriculum

The Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) is not a curriculum in the traditional sense - it is legislation that specifies all students awarded a diploma have demonstrated proficiency with the content outlined by the state academic standards, benchmarks or guidelines.

College Planning Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities 

Information on disclosing disability status, getting accommodations, legal rights of disabled students, Assistive Technology to support disabled students, and scholarships for disabled students

Moving From High School To College Accommodations: Changes in Vocabulary and Expectations

Information on transitioning to college, differences in vocabulary, and how and where colleges are included under the law for section 504

Nursing Careers for People with Disabilities

Guide with a comparison of some of the benefits and challenges of a nursing career, tips on choosing an accessible nursing school, and examines different nursing career paths, their demands, and accommodations available. It also includes practical advice on job interviews, disclosing disabilities to employers, and understanding legal protections.


A & A Driving School

Your driving skills will be evaluated by one of our Occupational Therapists, Certified Driving Instructors and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists who have been board certified by Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED).

Gresham Driving Aids

They can install a passenger side brake for practicing at home with students or when they have their permit.

Official Driving School

Ask for Rachel, who has experience working with young adults and adults with disabilities.

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