Advocacy/Systems Navigation

The Arc of GP/HW can offer you a referral for these services available in Wayne County that will assist you through the maze of securing benefits and services for you or your family member with a developmental disability. An “Advocate” can assist with applying for and maintaining benefits from The Social Security Administration, applying for Medicaid and/or other services available through the Michigan Department of Human Services, and in applying for, securing and maintaining appropriate services through the Detroit Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency.

Educational Advocacy:

The Arc GP/HW partners with Michigan Alliance For Families to provide information, support and education for families who have children receiving special education services.

Through Michigan Alliance for Families parents can connect directly to a local mentor to address the families’ needs. All Michigan families are able to access 1:1 support, electronic and printed resource information, and referrals to local community resources.

The Arc GP/HW can also provide advocacy and assistance at school, meetings, and review Individual Education Plans., transition services and behavioral support plans.