Client Resources

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The following resources have been designed to help you.

Federal Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.gov

Federal Nursing Home Comparison Information
http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

Social Security
http://www.ssa.gov

Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov

VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound
http://benefits.va.gov/pension/aid_attendance_housebound.asp

Reverse Mortgages-HUD
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/sfh/hecm/rmtopten

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
http://www.consumerfinance.gov

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
https://www.naela.org

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
http://www.medicareadvocacy.org

National Care Planning Council
http://www.longtermcarelink.net

American Bar Association-Commission on Law and Aging
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
http://www.michigan.gov/osa

Area Agency on Aging Locator
https://www.osapartner.net/miseniors/SearchRegion.aspx

Michigan Department of Human Services-Medicaid
https://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-5453_5530—,00.html

Michigan NH Medicaid Information
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/nursing_fac_elig_134653_7.pdf

Michigan Foster Care and Homes for the Aged information
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-5455_27716_27717—,00.html

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs-Long Term Care
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_63384—,00.html

Long Term Care Ombudsman
http://www.michigan.gov/osa/1,4635,7-234-43230_46224—,00.html

Michigan Department of Civil Rights
https://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/0,4613,7-138-4954_4997-16288–,00.html

Michigan Attorney General Senior Brigade Website
http://www.seniorbrigade.com

Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services
http://www.michigan.gov/difs

Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage and Long-Term Care insurance
http://www.michigan.gov/difs/0,5269,7-303-12902_35510_36775—,00.html

Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan
http://www.michbar.org/elderlaw/

KEPRO
https://www.keproqio.com/bene/appeal.aspx

MPRO-Michigan’s Health Care Quality Improvement Organization
http://www.mpro.org/#!medicare-requests-for-review/cvzw

Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)
http://mmapinc.org

Elder Law of Michigan
http://www.elderlawofmi.org

Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
http://www.michigan.gov/dmva/0,1607,7-126-2362—,00.html

Michigan Adult Foster Care and Homes for the Aged
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-5455_27716_27717—,00.html

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Michigan Land Title Standards:
http://connect.michbar.org/realproperty/publicresources/landtitle

Michigan State University College of Law Landlord Tenant Clinic:
http://www.law.msu.edu/clinics/rhc/resources.html

Michigan Legislature Landlord Tenant Guide:
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/Publications/tenantlandlord.pdf

Michigan Land Banks:
https://www.michigan.gov/landbank

Michigan State housing Development Authority:
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Home Buying:
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/buying_a_home

Reverse Mortgages-FTC information:
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0192-reverse-mortgages

Federal public housing information:
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/rental_assistance/phprog

State Bar of Michigan Pamphlet-Buyer Beware on home purchases: http://www.michbar.org/file/professional/pdfs/uplrealestate.pdf

Lead Disclosure Information for Landlords, Tenants and Home Sellers and Buyers: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes/enforcement/disclosure

Lambda Legal
http://www.lambdalegal.org/

National Center for Transgender Equality
http://transequality.org/

National Center for Lesbian Rights
http://www.nclrights.org/

Fair Michigan
https://www.fairmichigan.org/

Out Serve
http://www.sldn.org/

PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS
http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=-2

SAGE  Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
http://www.sageusa.org/

Equality Michigan
http://www.equalitymi.org/

LGBT Project ACLU Michigan
http://www.aclumich.org/courts/lgbt-project

State Bar of Michigan and LGBTQA Section
http://connect.michbar.org/lgbtqa/home

Transgender Michigan
http://www.transgendermichigan.org/

In the Lansing MI area there is also a relatively new LGBTQ Resource and Community Center–the Salus Center.  See saluscenter.org for more information.

FEDERAL RESOURCES:

IDEA  (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) 2004
http://idea.ed.gov/download/statute.html

US Dept. of Education IDEA Website
http://idea.ed.gov

ADA  (Americans with Disabilities Act) including 2008 Amendments
http://www.ada.gov/pubs/adastatute08.htm

ADA Website
http://www.ada.gov

Text of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/Sec504/append-a.html

US Dept. of Health and Human Services
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/resources/factsheets/504.pdf

US Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights
Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html

Overview of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504
http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED389142.pdf

US Dept. of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Rulings Under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Higher Education Student Cases
http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ875995.pdf

Federal Student Aid for Postsecondary Students with Intellectual Disabilities
(includes list of schools nationwide which have CTP’s (Comprehensive Transition  and Postsecondary Programs)
https://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/intellectual-disabilities

College Programs for Students with Aspergers
http://www.collegeautismspectrum.com/collegeprograms.html

 

MICHIGAN RESOURCES:

Michigan Department of Education
Office of Special Education
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_6598—,00.html

Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)
Supplemented With Selected IDEA Federal Regulations
http://downloads.microscribepub.com/michigan/marse_2013.pdf

Michigan Personal Curriculum
Dept. of Education Main Page
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_30334_49879—,00.html

Personal Curriculum: Parent and Educator Guide
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/PC_Guide_Final_5_12_09_277958_7.pdf

Personal Curriculum- FAQs
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/PC_FAQs_5_12_09_277981_7.pdf

Michigan’s Policy on Seclusion and Restraint
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/StandardsforSeclusion-Restraint_247533_7.pdf 

Michigan Department of Education
Public Agency Placement of Students with Disabilities In Private Schools
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/10-08-08PolicyPrivateSchoolPlacement_253280_7.pdf 

Postsescondary Dual Enrollment Criteria For Fifth-Year High School Pupils
http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/orr/Files{ea75ddc5eed2fbdedbe619ddaf164d09aafea45a4dcf77bed638b47cccf30fbf}5CAdminCode{ea75ddc5eed2fbdedbe619ddaf164d09aafea45a4dcf77bed638b47cccf30fbf}5C576_10548_AdminCode.pdf

Michigan Rehabilitation Services- Michigan Dept. of Human Services
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-5453_25392-272058–,00.html

US Office of Social Security
Supplemental Security Income Home Page
https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/

OTHER MICHIGAN RESOURCES:

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services
http://www.mpas.org

Michigan Alliance for Families Archived Free Webinars on Special Education
http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/webinar/

Michigan Transition Outcomes Project
http://mi-top.cenmi.org

Grand Valley State University START Transition page
http://www.gvsu.edu/autismcenter/transition-resources-138.htm

ARC of Michigan 2018 INCOME TAX GUIDE
2018 Income Tax Guide prepared for persons supporting children and/or adults with intellectual impairment and/or related developmental disabilities.
https://arcmi.org/content/uploads/sites/15/2018/01/TaxGuide-2018-the-JAN-8-2018-FINAL-Version-1.pdf