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The Arc Community Advocates can help!
We exist as an advocacy organization to make it possible for each person with a developmental disability to participate fully in all aspects of community and to support the effort of each individual to determine their own future.
As an affiliate member of The Arc, Community Advocates believes:
The Arc Community Advocates and The Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) have an
educational relationship that spans six counties. Families with a student with a intellectual
and/or developmental disability, who do not yet have an IEP (Individualized Education Program)
or have not yet accessed Special Education Services are referred to MAF for parent mentoring
and information on the Special Education process.
The six counties we serve under our MAF contract are Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Cass, Berrien, Van
Buren and Barry. Michigan Alliance for Families is our state’s federally funded Parent Training
and Information Center. They are a Michigan Department of Education IDEA Grant Funded
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