The Arc of Kent County

for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Special Education


Child Care Expulsion Prevention Programs -- Provides prevention services to support young children, at risk of expulsion, to stay in their child care setting. 

Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan -- Provides mediation, facilitation, and training services for working through disputes between school districts and parents of children with special needs. 

Early on Michigan -- Offers early intervention for infants and toddlers (birth to age 3) with developmental delays

Kent Intermediate School District 

Michigan Alliance for Families -- Provides information, support, and education for families who have children age birth-26 who receive, or may be eligible to receive, special education services. This site can help you with finding information on special education issues as well as disability-specific information. 

Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service