Foster Care Disability Navigation

Did you know, in Michigan there are 6,600 youth in foster care who live with a disability?


Students experiencing foster care are at higher risk of struggling in school, dropping out, and being suspended or expelled.
Outcomes are even more dire for students with disabilities. 


The Arc Michigan received a grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate the Foster Care Disability Navigation program.


We have contracted with 28 agencies across the state, including many local Arc Chapters, to deliver direct advocacy and support services to Michigan youth experiencing foster care who have a disability or suspected disability. Including collaboration with the Student Advocacy Center who manages the program’s statewide toll-free helpline to answer any questions, conduct intakes, and refer the caller to their local contracted advocacy agency for direct services and supports.


For any questions or inquiries regarding the Foster Care Disability Navigation Program,
please contact Karah Ley, Project Coordinator, at

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