Working Partners

Autism Alliance of Michigan- AAoM is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders through education, comprehensive services, coordinated advocacy, and cutting-edge research

BRAINS Institute- At BRAINS, we strive to provide the personalized care of a private practice while offering a variety of services typically found at much larger facilities. We are continually evaluating the most current research and client feedback to provide the highest level of care possible.

Corner Pieces- Through the establishment of Corner Pieces, the Duffs have made it their mission to provide iPods and iPads to autistic children and other youth in need who struggle with communication. The Duffs also seek to educate and inform the general public and other affected families about the causes, signs, and treatment of autism.

Early On-Early On specializes in evaluating and treating children that are not developing at the same rate as other children.  This can include physical, mental, communication, adaptive, social or emotional development.

EUP Dispute Resolution/MediationThe EUP Community Dispute Resolution Center provides citizens with the opportunity to mediate disagreements, determine their own solutions and resolve differences using a process that is respectful and educational.

Marquette Pediatric Specialty Clinic- Clinic services are designed to provide care for children and adults of the Upper Peninsula with special health care needs. The clinic encourages clients to participate in treatment planning, allowing for opportunities to ask questions and discuss concerns with specialists. The clinic can serve as an integration point for communication and coordination with community-based care providers and other community resources.

The Mayo Clinic of Minnesota-Nearly one-quarter of the U.S. population is under the age of 18. Of these 74 million people, about 1 in 5 has or is at risk of having a chronic condition that requires more medical services than average. These conditions are often carried forward into adulthood, leading to poor quality of life, increased health care expenses and shorter life expectancy.For these children of today — the adults of tomorrow — faculty members in the Children’s Research Center are investigating opportunities for preventive care, early diagnosis and intervention, and new treatments across four major focus areas.

Michigan Alliance for Families/ Michigan PTI (Parent Training and Information Center)- 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.Michigan Alliance can assist you in knowing your rights, effectively communicating your child’s needs, and advising how to help them develop and learn.

Michigan Department of Education

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services-Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is the independent, private, nonprofit organization designated by the governor of the State of Michigan to advocate and protect the legal rights of people with disabilities in Michigan. MPAS services include information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Federal-The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

PACER- National Parent Center-Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations.

Tapawingo Farms-Tapawingo Farms is a brand new, non-profit, outdoor learning center in Sault Ste. Marie, Mi, whose goal is to reach at risk, abused, and neglected children using the quiet strength of horses and other animals. Check out our new web site, at!!! Tapawingo Farns is a place where kids can do AMAZING things!

United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan- United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan connects people with disabilities to the opportunities and resources needed to live productive and independent lives.

United Way- United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability andhealthy lives.

WI-FACETS (Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support/ Region 4 PTAC)-Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support (“WI FACETS”) is a statewide non-profit organization, with its main office located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WI FACETS was founded in June 1995 by a small group of parents who had a strong desire to help other families understand the special education laws and systems