The Arc of Kent County

for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Special Education

Michigan Alliance for Families Regional Parent Mentor, Debbie Whitford, interviewed on WILX Lansing, MI. Great Job, Debbie!

The Arc Kent County 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.   

Our goal is to increase the involvement of families in their children’s education. To do this, we offer learning opportunities, leadership mentoring, and support. 

Feel free to contact us regarding:

  • Questions concerning your child's special education program
  • Information about your child's disbility
  • Finding local workshops 
  • You would like to speak to another parent
  • Any other information concerning special education

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.

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Contact Debbie Whitford, Michigan Alliance for Families Staff at 616-987-0583 or