How Can We Help?
- If your child has problems with seeing and hearing, or you suspect that he or she does, we may be able to give you valuable information to help your child learn, communicate, play and grow.
- You may want to learn how other families with children who experience problems with seeing and hearing have helped their children grow up to do their best.
- You may want to know about your choices when teaching your child to communicate, when selecting a school program, or when planning family activities that include everyone.
Please contact us if you are concerned, or have questions about some of these issues. Please see the
page for more details about eligibility and the services that are available.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities. Click here to visit the CPIR website
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Parenting your child or young adult with a disability or special health care needs has an excellent web site at
. This web site features information from their magazine on resources, toys, technology and healthcare for exceptional parents and children.
Grief Resources for Families Related to Child Loss
The death of a child can be extremely challenging for a family. Finding resources that fit your needs can help in your healing. Click here to view grief resources
that will offer an array of information and supports to help you on this journey. The first resources listed relate to supporting children who are grieving. This is followed by a section of resources related to adult grief support.
Michigan Alliance for Families
Click here to visit the Michigan Alliance for Families website
, which provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services. This website can help you with finding information on special education issues as well as disability specific information.
Michigan Association for DeafBlind
Michigan Association for DeafBlind (MADB) is a non‐profit, volunteer‐based organization comprised of parents and family members who have children who are DeafBlind, and professionals who work with people who are DeafBlind. The goals of MADB are to provide support, training, and information to empower families so that they may better support their children who are DeafBlind. If you are interested in becoming a member of MADB, please contract DB Central
. As a member, you will be kept informed of MADB activities and events, and will have the opportunity to network with a wonderful group of people!
Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information Center
Click here to visit the Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information Center website
. The center works to ensure that all Michigan families of children or youth with any kind of disability or special health care need are empowered with the knowledge and assistance they require to make informed decisions that support their child or youth's health and development, through advocating the value and power of partnerships between families, healthcare professionals, lawmakers and the community-at-large.
Parent Guides on Dispute Resolution Processes
Following OSEP's release of a Q & A on IDEA Part B Dispute Resolution in July 2013, CADRE was asked to create a set of companion resources for parents and families. Click here to viisit CADRE's website
to learn about the following four parent guides: Mediation, Written State Complaints, Due Process Complaints/ Hearing Requests, and Resolution Meetings.
The National Family Association for DeafBlind
The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) is a nonprofit, volunteer-based family association. Our philosophy is that individuals who are deaf-blind are valued members of society and are entitled to the same opportunities and choices as other members of the community. Our goal is to connect you to people, information and resources. Click here to explore the wealth of information and resources within NFADB's website