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