Additional Resources at EMU

EMU Autism Collaborative Center

The Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) is a comprehensive learning environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  The ACC offers resources for a wide variety of therapeutic and behavioral services as well as financial counseling for family caregivers. 

EMU Office for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice

The Office for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice encourages multi-disciplinary collaborations by assisting faculty, staff and administrators in planning, implementing, and assessing new interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives related to health and human services.  

Financial Empowerment Center

The Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) offers professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a free public service to enable Washtenaw County residents to address their financial challenges, needs, and plan for their futures.  These services are provided in partnership with Engage@EMU, Jewish Family Services, and Faith in Action.  All counseling services, including credit report analysis, are free of charge.

Resources Outside of EMU

Disclaimer:  The DPPC provides this page as a resource for families with disability planning issues seeking more information about their specific disability-related problems and needs.  Many of these resources provide information free of charge to visitors.  The DPPC does not endorse or recommend organizations or firms outside EMU.  

Groups Secure Over $100M in Additional State Expenditures for Michiganders With Developmental Disabilities 

Lansing, MI – The National Center for Law and Economic Justice and Disability Rights Michigan are pleased to announce a settlement of a federal civil rights action that will, if approved by the Court, secure more than $110 million in additional State expenditures for Michiganders with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who rely on Medicaid Community Living Support (CLS) services to live at home and participate in their communities. 

For more information, CONTACT:

• Patrick Fowler, Communications, National Center for Law and Economic Justice at [email protected]

• Rachel Huddleston, Director of Communications, Disability Rights Michigan at [email protected]

• Kathleen Homan, President and CEO, Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy at [email protected] 


Special Needs Estate Planning Taskforce 

The Special Needs Estate Planning Taskforce is a resource for parents who have a child with special needs. It is dedicated to helping families of children with disabilities ensure the life-long care of their loved ones.