Transitions & Aging Resources

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

Parent/Caregiver Support

Parent/Caregiver Packet: Guardianship, Power of Attorney, and Social Security
Compiled by Bonnie Miller, Family Support Services of Disability Advocates of Kent County
Aging and Down Syndrome: A Health & Well-Being Guidebook
Published by NDSS
*Physical copies are available at DSAWM. Please contact Victoria at (616) 956-3488 or to request a copy.


Transitions in the School System
Compiled by Lizabeth Ensing, Forest Hills Transition Center
Kent ISD
Paul Dymowski, Transition Coordinator
Ready For Life




The Arc Kent County
Dwelling Place
Gracious Grounds
Grand Rapids Housing Commission
Heritage Hill Association
Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF)
Low Income Housing Authority
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
OASIS Community of West Michigan
Rent GR
Salvation Army
Cameo Homes


Lakeshore Ride Link

Social Activities

*Young Adult    °Senior
Artists Creating Together
Arts in Motion
Compassionate Heart Ministries Day Program*
Heritage Homes Social Rec Program
IKUS Community Integrated Skill Building
IKUS R.E.C. Connect
Pine Rest Day Program
Sarah Care
Sheldon House