The Arc Muskegon has developed a community based Resource Guide. Although this booklet may NOT contain every resource/ service available, it does include frequently utilized organizations, services and community based resources.
2019 SSI and SSDI Rates Notification
Click here to view the updated rates for SSI and SSDI in 2019.
Small Homes Repairs
Reduced Bus Fare
Muskegon Area Transit System has an application to receive reduced fare rates. Click the following link to view the application– MATS reduced fare application
Updated Autism/ASD & Related Services Guide
Michigan Alliance for Families
The Arc Muskegon contracts with Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) as one of the Alliance’s regional sites to provide information, support and education to families of children and young adults with disabilities from birth to age 26 participating in special education. To learn more about what the Michigan Alliance for Families offers in collaboration with The Arc see this video.
Several informational webinars that provide tutorials on important topics are available on the Michigan Alliance for Families YouTube page.
Michigan Alliance for Families is a Michigan Department of Education Mandated Activities Project. Michigan Alliance for Families is our state’s federally funded Parent Training and Information Center.
Sign up for the Michigan Alliance for Families Monthly Newsletter.
People First Language Guide
The language a society uses to refer to persons with disabilities shapes its beliefs and ideas about them. Words are powerful; Old, inaccurate, and inappropriate descriptors perpetuate negative stereotypes and attitudinal barriers. One of the major improvements in communicating with and about people with disabilities is “People-First Language.” People-First Language emphasizes the person, not the disability. Click here to learn about the use of People First Language
Points of Entry for Services/Benefits
Looking to figure out where you receive a service or benefit from? This will show you what branch of the government you apply and receive particular benefits from and where to apply
Points of Entry Flowchart
Local, State & National Resources At a Glance
|Children’s Special Health Care||(231) 724-6209||visit website|
|Department of Human Services||(231) 733-3700|
|Great Start/Early On Services||(231) 767-8300||visit website|
|HealthWest Main Office||(231) 724-1111||visit website|
|HealthWest New Service Requests||(231) 720-3200||visit website|
|HealthWest Customer Services||(231) 720-3201||visit website|
|Pioneer Resources||(231) 773-5355||visit website|
|United Way of the Lakeshore||(231) 722-3134||visit website|
|Various Community Resources||211||visit website|
|The Arc Michigan||(800) 292-7851||visit website|
|Autism Society of Michigan||(517) 882-2800||visit website|
|Michigan Alliance for Families/ The Arc Michigan||(800) 552-4821||visit website|
|Michigan Protection & Advocacy||(517) 882-7074||visit website|
|Michigan Department of Health
and Human Services
|(855) 275-6424||visit website|
|Michigan Community Dental Clinics (MCDC)||(855) 275-6424||visit website|
|United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan||(517) 203-1200||visit website|
|The American Association on
Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
|The Arc of the United States||(800) 433-5255||visit website|
|Autism Now||1-855-828-8476||visit website|
|Social Security Administration||(800) 772-1213||visit website|