Additional Resources

 

Select the links below to assist you and your loved ones with research and useful information.

AGENCY/ORGANIZATION WEBSITES

Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page

ARC Homepage

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

Special Ministries

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Use Disorder Resource 

 

SURVIVORS & FAMILY RESOURCES

Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport – the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport

College Guide for Students with Physical Disabilities

Michigan Alliance for Families

Michigan Resource Guide for Persons with Traumatic Brian Injury and Their Families

MI SIBS: Provisional supports so siblings can be better advocates with their brothers and sisters with disabilities.

National Data and Statistical Center Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database: 

Resource Guide for Parents of Students with Disabilities: Understanding ADA, Section 504, IDEA and IEP 

Recovering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Recovering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Summary Fact Sheet

Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths

Important Information about Working with and Caring for Persons with Brain Injury (Arabic version)

Important Information about Working with and Caring for Persons with Brain Injury (English version)

Important Information about Working with and Caring for Persons with Brain Injury (Spanish version)

 

LEGAL RESOURCES

WSC does not recommend or endorse attorneys or law firms.

ABA Commission on Disability Rights

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disability Act

Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Michigan Legal Help (for those who want to learn how to represent themselves)

MSU Law School Free Clinic

National Council on Disability

National Disability Rights Network

Neurotrauma Law Nexus

Oakland County Legal Aid Clinics

Southeastern Michigan Administrative Services Group

State Bar of Michigan: Legal & Law Related Programs by County (for those who cannot afford lawyers)

UM Law School: Community Resources

UM Law School: Veterans Legal Clinic

Wayne State University Law School Free Legal Clinic

 

HOTLINES

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (United States)

 

Crisis Text Line

 

The Veterans Crisis Line

This service is available to anyone, even those not registered or enrolled with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

The Trevor Project

This service provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth via hotline, online chat, texting, and an online support center:

 

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (Substance Abuse)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) national helpline offers confidential treatment referrals in both English and Spanish to people with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both.

 

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Michigan Stay Well

Headspace

Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

Staying Well during COVID-19

Community Mental Health

Stress and Coping Tips

 

FAMILY/CAREGIVER RESOURCES

Abilities Alliance

Abilities and Roles Change Throughout Life Stages

Apps for Anxiety & Stress

Autism Through the Lifespan

Autism Speaks Employment Tool Kit

A Parent’s Guide to Autism

Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students

Emergency Preparedness

Guide for Families and Caregivers

IEP Plan: Information for Parents

Injury Prevention

Life Success for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Parent's Guide

Life Cycle Changes for Families of Persons with Disabilities

Job Accommodations Network

Mental Health and Wellbeing for College Students

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)

PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

Postpartum Depression

Postsecondary Education Programs Network

Think Beyond the Label

Tips to Help Someone Facing a Life-Changing Crisis

Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing College Students

Violence Prevention

Working with People with Traumatic Brain Injury

 

MENTAL ILLNESS

Family and Caregivers to Mentally Ill Family Members

Resources for Families Coping with Mental Health Disorders

Guardianship of Mentally Ill Family Members

Rethinking Guardianship/ Guardianship Alternatives

NAMI Family Support Group

Hub for Resources for Parents with Mentally Ill Children

PHYSICAL HANDICAP/DISABILITY

Hub for Resources for Families with Physically Handicap members

Taking Care of a Disabled Adult Spouse at Home

Caregiver Support

A Family and Caregiver Guide to Home Safety for the Disabled

Tips and Resources for Caregivers

 

DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED

Services for Parents of children with Disabilities

Parent to Parent Support Network

The Morgan Project

American Association On Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Family Support

Parent Centers and Resources Hub

 

MEDICATION TRAINING

Caregivers Guide to Medications

Caregiver Rules for Assisting with the Self-Administration of Medications

Medication Management is a Vital Role for Caregivers

Medication Management for People with Disabilities

 

KID RESOURCES

Autism Awareness Resource

WSC is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within this website.

THRIVE app

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Jed Foundation

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Access Board

ADA Technical Assistance Program

Association for Late-Deafened Adults

Campaign for Disability Employment

Disability Advisor

Employees With Executive Functioning Deficits

Gallaudet University

How the Affordable Care Act Helps People with Disabilities (Video)

LD Online

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

National Council on Disability

National Federation of the Blind

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Online Disability Museum

Home Buying for People with Disabilities  

Stigma

 

BENEFITS

Guardianship

Handbook for Guardians of Adults

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide

Social Security Disability Resource Center

U.S. Department of Labor - Office of Disability Employment Policy

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

911

What you need to tell the 911 operator

911 Information Sheet

 

CHOKING AND SUFFOCATION PREVENTION RESOURCES

Kids Health Household Safety: Preventing Suffocation

ChildSafe – Choking and Suffocation prevention

 

DROWNING PREVENTION RESOURCES

Pool Safely

Water Safety Checklist

 

FALL PREVENTION RESOURCES

Protect Your Family From Falls

Proteja a su Familia de las Caídas

CDC Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

Health In Aging- Falls Prevention

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

 

FIRE & BURN SAFETY RESOURCES

FOR KIDS:

play safe! be safe! 

Mikey Makes a Mess 

Help Mikey Make It Out 

Facts for Families Guide

National Institute of Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness Resource

Kelty Mental Health Resource Center

 

FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS AND OTHERS:

Home Fire Safety Checklist

Kids in the Kitchen

Cooking Matters: Modeling Kitchen Fire Safety

Protect Your Family from Fire

Protege a su Familia de un Incendio

Protect Your Family from Scalds and Burns

Protege a su Familia de Escaldaduras (Calentamiento) y Quemaduras

Why Are Children Fascinated with Fire?

3 Things You Must Know Before the Alarm Goes Off

Home Fire Drill 

Home Fire Drill: Does You're Family Know What to Do? 

Workplace Fire Drills

Lista de Cotejo Seguridad contra Fuego en el Hogar

Children’s Books on Fire Safety

After the Fire: The Teachable Moment 

Easy Read Fire Safety Flyer: Plan and Practice a Home Fire Drill/Have Smoke Alarms That Work.  

Safer Cooking: Frying

Safer Home Heating: Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves

Fireproof Children

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association

U.S. Fire Administration

American Burn Association

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors 

NASFM 

 

GENERAL INJURY PREVENTION RESOURCES

17 Quick, Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Stay Safe at Home

2-1-1 

292-Baby features online educational videos including toy safety, lead poisoning, and fire safety.

ACT Rochester American Academy of Pediatrics

Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries Are Preventable

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Kids Health

SAFE KIDS Worldwide

 

GUN SAFETY RESOURCES

KidsHealth Gun Safety 

Common Sense About Kids and Guns

 

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY RESOURCES

Bike Safety TipsKids and Cars 

Guide to Car Seat Safety for Families- American Assoc. of Pediatrics

Traffic Safety Kids Page

National Safety Council’s 16 Tips for a Safe School Bus Ride

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA): Motor Vehicle Safety

 

NATURAL DISASTER INJURY PREVENTION RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Natural Disasters & Severe Weather 

Be a Hero! 

 

POISON CONTROL RESOURCES

POISON HELP 1-800-222-1222 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Topic: Poisoning U.S.

Detergent Pods: A Poison Risk for Young Children

Household Products Database 

Upstate NY Poison Center

Poisonous Plants

The Partnership for a Drugfree America

CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center 

Sesame Street Lead Poisoning Video

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-LEAD-FYI (1-800-532-3394). Materials are available in Spanish and English.

SAFETY ARTICLES BY TOPIC

Children

Cooking & Kitchen Safety

Fall Prevention

Fire & Burn Safety

For the Classroom

For the Workplace

Older Adults

People with Disabilities

Pet Safety

Poisoning Prevention

Seasonal Safety

Water Safety

Other Safety Resources