Excel Employment Options (www.excelemp.org)

For millions of Americans with disabilities, gainful employment remains out of reach. Excel Employment Options is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment among the 56 million Americans with disabilities.

Our goal is to work with all members of the community – including disabled individuals, service providers, government agencies, advocacy groups, existing organizations and employers – to eliminate barriers to employment and bridge the gap between disabled job seekers and the employers who want to hire them.

Secure Planning Strategies (http://www.specialneedsguidance.com/)

24800 Denso Drive, Suite 265 / Southfield, MI 48033

“Planning for the future of a child with special needs is a responsibility that comes with multiple challenges, including ensuring life­-long care. These unique needs require the assistance of specialized professionals. At Secure Planning Strategies, we understand the challenges families with a special needs child face.

Combining our decades of experience in the financial services industry with our in­ depth knowledge of special needs planning, we are dedicated to providing planning solutions for families with a dependent member. We believe families may feel more confident in the knowledge that a well­designed financial and legal plan tailored to their specific situation will be created and monitored by a group of dedicated and caring professionals.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you plan for the financial future of your special needs loved one.”

Eyeglasses Guide (for online retailers) (https://www.consumeraffairs.com/eyeglasses/)

These days, eyeglasses have become a modern accessory. Comfortable contact lenses and affordable LASIK surgeries have changed eyeglasses from a purely functional piece of eyewear to a stylish fashion article.

Glasses stores now carry a wide range of products, from prescription options to clear glass fashion frames. Sunglasses, too, make up a significant portion of their inventory, as do prescription sport goggles and safety lenses. With the number of retailers carrying these and other products, choosing where to buy prescription frames and lenses can be a challenge.

Boxing Autism Club of Livingston County (http://workforautism.com/home)

Meets at The Commons, 7526 Grand River Ave, Brighton

The Boxing Autism Club of Livingston County is a charitable organization created to provide support, policy advocacy and educational resources for Livingston County families, caregivers, individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Autistic Individuals.

The support group meets each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Please call or text Holly Carter at (810) 348-7926 for questions. Child care is provided at all support group meetings.

Kiwanis Aktion Club (www.aktionclub.org)

Meets at L.E.S.A: 1425 W. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

Aktion Clubs give adults living with disabilities an opportunity to share talents, build self-esteem and experience fun and fellowship through serving others. You also join more than 400 other Kiwanis-based Aktion Clubs around the world with a mission of leadership and service.

Meetings are held twice per month. See our calendar or call our office for details, times, and dates!

Livingston County United Way (www.lcunitedway.org)

2980 Dorr Rd. Brighton, MI 48116 Ph: (810)494-3000

To be a catalyst for community change. The Livingston County United Way identifies our most critical needs, and mobilizes the resources required to meet those needs.

Central Michigan 2-1-1 (www.CentralMichigan211.org)

Dial 2-1-1 or if outside of our area dial (866)561-2500

Whether you need help or want to give help, 2-1-1 can help you find the services you need. When you call 2-1-1 you’re instantly connected with a trained professional ready to help, or you can connect to the directory of available resources online at: www.CentralMichigan211.org.

Heather Oaks

6165 W. Grand River, Brighton – (517) 546-0344

Providing services to mental health consumers in Livingston County since 1991. Heather Oaks is made up of individuals who are or have been in the public private mental health system. It is a mutual, self-help organization which provides a network of support to individuals.

Autism Society of Michigan (www.autism-mi.org)


ASM is committed to empowering individuals with autism and their families by offering educational resources and materials, workshops, seminars and other services.

The Arc of Livingston County (http://www.arclivingston.org/ )


The Arc exists to assist families and individuals with developmental disabilities by providing support, information, and advocacy. Their goal is to help build a community that includes and values people with disabilities.

Special Olympics Area 27 (http://www.somi.org/area27/)

810-844-2140 (Beth Krause, Director)

Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship among their families, Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Work Skills Corporation (http://www.wskills.com)


Work Skills is a community-based organization that provides employment and training to people with barriers to employment.