Resources

The Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods Arc specifically serves all of the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. The following are informational links we believe will assist our members and site visitors.

The Arc of the United States
The Arc of the United States works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.

The Arc Michigan and The Arc Michigan Listserv
Information of interest to persons with disability, their families and interested others from the State organization.

The Autism Society of Michigan
This Society offers workshops for parents. You may also call 1.800.223.6722.

Band of Angels Calendar
This organization has created an 18-month developmental milestone calendar for babies with Down Syndrome. these are beautiful photographs and pages for parents to customize.

The Friendship Circle
the Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to families with children with special needs, involving them in a full range of social programs. they offer lifeskills classes, therapy, sports nights, sibling activities, teen programs and more. 6892 West Maple Rd., West Bloomfield.

GPParents Listserv
Parent Support Listserv with links to web sites regarding a variety of disabilities.

Grosse Pointe Public Schools and Harper Woods Public Schools
Information about Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods public schools.

National Down Syndrome Congress

The Neighborhood Club
A non-profit community service organization providing a professionally organized program of leisure time activities for families and individuals of all ages in the Grosse Pointe Area.

Bridges4kids Michigan and Social Skill Builders Classes
A non-profit parent organization providing a comprehensive system of information and referral for parents of children from birth through transition to adult life. Social Skill Builders offers a series of peer group programs for early childhood through adolescent aged children, who demonstrate difficulties with social skill awareness, social interactions and social behaviors.

Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University
The Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University provides statewide programs designed to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities.

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
Protects the human and legal rights of people by providing them with information and advocacy.

Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services
Oversees the administrative funding of education and early intervention programs and services for young children and students with disabilities.

UCP
Offers support and advocacy workshops focusing on IEPs, assistive technology, ADHD, general advocacy, incusing, person centered planning, transition and many more.