Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University
College of Education
Career Connections Research Center


Beach Center on Disability
Bridges 4 Kids
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Disability Resources
Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT)
Life Span Institute
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (Baylor)
Michigan Transition Outcomes Project (MI-TOP)
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Transition Coalition
Transition Research Institute at Illinois (TRI)
University of Kansas, Department of Special Education
The Work Site - Resources Toolkit
Work Incentives Transition Network

Miscellaneous Resources

American Psychological Association's Publication Style Guides (APA)
Heath Resource Center
First Aid (Mayo Clinic)
IDEA Partnership
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Web Accessibility Resources For All - Failure Is Not An Option

Publications and Reports

1999 NTA Directory of Promising Practices and Programs for Improving Student Outcomes by Paula D. Kohler, Ph.D. and Bonnie J. Troesken, M.Ed.
2000 NTA Directory of Promising Practices and Programs for Improving Student Outcomes by Paula D. Kohler, Ph.D. and Lisa K. Hood
Literature Review on School-to-Work Transition by Paula D. Kohler, Ph.D. and Saul Chapman, Ph.D. Transition Research Institute of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. March 1999.
35th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from the Office of Special Education Programs and Rehabilitative Services

Family Resources

Fialka, J. (1997, 2001). It matters: Lessons from my son. Huntington Woods, MI: Author.

Fialka, J. & Mikus, K. (1999). Do you hear what I hear? Parents and professionals working together for children with special needs. Ann Arbor, MI: Proctor Publications.
Contact Information:
Janice Fialka, MSW, ACSW
10474 LaSalle
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Phone: (248) 546-4870

Full life ahead: A workbook and guide to adult life for students and families of students with disabilities by Barclay, J. & Cobb, J. (2001)


Employer Assistance Referral Network (EARN)
Goodwill Industries of West Michigan, Inc.
Mobility International USA - The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange


Adaptive Adventures - Sailing Links & Adventure Trips
American Association for Leisure & Recreation (AALR)
Community Transportation Association (CTAA)
Free Michigan Map
National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) - Recreation Programs
Persons With Intellectual Disabilities - No Fishing License Required
Recreational Activities in Michigan


4 H Council
America's Promise
Boys and Girls Club
Disabled Sports USA
Habitat for Humanity
Mobility International USA
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Red Cross
Special Olympics
United Way
Volunteer Match Site
SERVEnet - The Premier Website for Service and Volunteering
Volunteers of America
Wheelchair Sports USA

Support Services for Postsecondary Education

The PACER Center - Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
The Resource Room
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education

Postsecondary Education

Central Michigan University
Delta College
Gallaudet University
Lansing Community College
Michigan Occupational Information System (MOIS)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
Wayne State University, Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI)
Western Michigan University -College of Health & Human Services

Support Services for Secondary Education

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Technical Assistance Program
Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
CESA 3 - Cooperative Educational Service Agency #3
Developing Comprehensive Student Services Systems (in ERIC by title)
Institute on Community Integration
Institute for Educational Leadership
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
Office of Special Education Programs - IDEAS that Work
Center for Parent Information and Resources
South Dakota Department of Education
University of Oregon, Western Regional Resource Center
Vocational Rehabilitaion State Offices
Work Incentives Transition Network

Residential Services

Centers for Independent Living
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
Disability Network of Southwestern Michigan
Independent Living Services thru the Michigan Department of Career Development
Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council

Community Mental Health
Michigan Department of Community Health - Developmental Disabilities
Michigan Protection and Advocacy
University of Michigan, Community Assistance Directory

Work Experience

Arizona Department Education - Career Pathways
Association for Persons in Supported Employment
Bridges from School to Work - Marriott Foundation
California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities
Distributive Education Clubs of America
Guide for Starting and Managing School-Based Enterprises
Guide to the Vocationally Handicapped Provisions of the Workers' Disability Compensation Act
Job Accomodation Network (JAN)
Workshops Inc.
Michigan Accomodation Center
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Teacher Network - links to many topics


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