Everyone Together is a coalition of parent networks across Michigan. [They are] wonderfully diverse in location, ethnicity, race, culture, socio-economics and ability/disability. [They are] enthusiastically united in [their] mission to achieve an educational system that embraces Universal Education: a Michigan model for educating all children, all together, all the time. Check out their great web site.
Project PERFORM is a small parent grant from the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education that provides support for Michigan's parents of children with special needs and staff who work with these children. Project PERFORM has four major services: 19 free information folders on disabilities and educational related topics, a web site, a lending library and one-on-one support. The only cost for their services is the return postage for the lending library materials. Project PERFORM staff members are all parents of children with special needs and work part time. We are housed at Washtenaw Intermediate School District in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For additional information, click above or call: 1-800-552-4821 or 734 994-8100 ext. 1554
State of the States Report
If you want to know what a state believes, don't pay attention to the mission statement or legislative proclamations. Examine the budget. A budget is a statement of beliefs.
David Braddock and other researchers at the University of Colorado have been publishing their State of the States Report for years to help us to understand how each state is doing in its fiscal commitment to community supports. Find out how your state is doing at this great site.
Also: Check out the United Cerebral Palsy Analysis of Medicaid For Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for an update on how your state is doing.