Schools & Education

Michigan Alliance for Families

  • Phone: 800-552-4821
  • Email:
Children with Special Needs, Schools & Education

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. 

Head Start

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Schools & Education, Statewide

A uniquely organized and comprehensive early childhood program.  Provides a preschool experience to children, including children with special needs, to creatively challenge and develop their competency skills.  Goal is to help children build self-confidence needed to become lifelong learners.

Children must be 3 or 4 years of age on or before December 1st of the beginning of the program year

Early On

  • Phone: (800) 327-5966
Schools & Education, Statewide
 A system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays and/or disabilities and their families.

The Dispute Resolution Center

  • Address: Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, 2201 Hogback Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • Phone: (734) 794-2125
  • Email:
Region 5, Washtenaw, Schools & Education

 Helps to resolve conflicts in schools when a student has harmed another student or staff member.

Assists parents in working with the schools to resolve conflicts surrounding IEPs, special education, school attendance, and other issues the family may be encountering.

Office for Young Children (Regional 4C)

  • Phone: (517) 887-4319