Educational Advocacy

Resources listed are not endorsed by DSAWM, but are a list of options that are available. If you know of additional West Michigan resources, please let us know at

State Law Resources

Michigan Special Education Website
Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education With Related IDEA Federal Regulations
Michigan Due Process Hearing Decisions special education cases listed in menu on left

Federal Law Resources

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
Section 504 ensures children with disabilities have equal access to education, including accommodations and modifications

Educational Advocates

ACCESS Education Ann Arbor, Lansing, Plainwell
Advocacy Services for Kids Kalamazoo
The Arc of Michigan find your local Arc office
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates search to find a local advocate
Disability Advocates of Kent County
Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan free mediation services in Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola counties
West Michigan Special Education Advocacy offers 10% discount to DSAWM members
Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids extensive listing of Michigan advocates