Helpful Links

State and Federal Resources

Michigan Department of Community Health

Michigan Department of Human Services

Social Security Administration

Michigan Department of Career Development

Local Resources

Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority

Macomb County Community Mental Health

Michigan Assisted Living Association

The ARC of Michigan

The ARC of Oakland County

ARC Services of Macomb, Inc.

Community Living Services

Macomb Oakland Regional Center (MORC)

Oakland County Regional Interagency Consumer Committee (OCRICC)

Oakland County Public Schools

Disability Network Oakland & Macomb

Association for the Macomb Oakland Regional Center (AMORC)


Jewish Vocational Services of Detroit (JVS)

Judson Center

New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.


Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)

Michigan Department of Transportation

Sports & Recreation

Oakland County Parks & Recreation

Macomb County Parks & Recreation

Special Olympics of Michigan

Useful Acronyms

AFC - Adult Foster Care
AI - Autiscally Impaired
AILS - Adult Independent Living Services
AMORC - Association for the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center
ARC - Association for Retarded Citizens

CAC - Consumer Advocacy Committee
CAP - Consumer Advisory Panel
CFSA - Child and Family Services Administration
CI - Cognitively Impaired
CMHA - Community Mental Health Authority

DD - Developmentally Disabled
DHS - Department of Human Services

EDGE - Essential Data Gathering Environment
EI - Emotionally Impaired
EMI - Educable Mentally Impaired

FIA - Family Independence Agency

HHS - Home Help Services; Health and Human Services
HI - Hearing Impaired

IEP - Individual Education Program

LD - Learning Disabled
LOA - Leave Of Absence

MARC - Michigan Association for Retarded Citizens
MCCMH - Macomb County Community Mental Health
MDCH - Michigan Department of Community Mental Health
MET - Multidisciplinary Evaluation team
MORC - Macomb-Oakland Regional Center

OCCMHA - Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority
OT – Occupational Therapist
ORR - Office of Recipient Rights

PAC – Parent Advisory Committee
PCP – Person Centered Plan; Primary Care Physician
POA – Power Of Attorney
POHI – Physically and Otherwise Health Impaired
PT – Physical Therapist/Therapy

RICC - Regional Interagency Consumer Committee

SAW - Service Array Worksheet
SC - Support Coordinator
SIP - Supported Independence Program
SMI - Severely Mentally Impaired
SSA - Social Security Administration
SSDI - Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI - Supplemental Security Income
SSN - Social Security Number
SXI – Severely Multiply Impaired

TMI – Trainable Mentally Impaired

VI – Visually Impaired