Being an advocate or assisting someone to advocate a disability issue is one of the most important things that people with disabilities and others can do. Rights and equal access are often denied people with disabilities. The main way to change that is to participate in society and advocate to ensure people with disabilities receive the same opportunities as others. Whether dealing with a business that denies a person in a wheelchair access by having steps or an agency that will not provide materials in alternative formats, become an advocate to assist people with disabilities to be able to fully participate in society.
Resources to assist with learning to your own best advocate.
Assistance with IEP's
Information on resources to assist with IEP's.
Information on how, when, and where to advocate if you feel an agency denied you access to programs or services due to a disability.
Buildings and Grounds Access
Information on resources available to help with advocating if you are denied access to a building or other physical areas due to a disability.
Alternative Format Access
Information on what to do if you are denied access to written materials due to a disability. For example, not being provided a copy of a public meeting agenda in Braille.
Michigan Department of Civil Rights Services Now Easier to Access
New web portal accepts on-line requests for assistance
LANSING − Michigan residents will have an easier time accessing important services from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR), including filing a discrimination complaint, reporting an incident of bias or hate, requesting training or seeking information. The new MDCR web portal will allow anyone to access the services they need right from their computer.
This new online service will be available between 5 am and midnight, Monday through Saturday.
“Michigan residents deserve the most comprehensive, efficient customer service we can provide,” said Daniel H. Krichbaum, MDCR Director. “By expanding to serve people online, we can serve more customers – and at their convenience. There are many requests and transactions that we can process online, and I am pleased to be able to offer this on behalf of our Department.”
Michigan residents, interested in requesting assistance from MDCR online, should visit www.michigan.gov/mdcr and click on the “Get the Help You Need” link. From there, detailed instructions are provided, if needed, and requests can be submitted.
Customers are still welcome to contact the department by phone at 1-800-482-3604 or visit one of our local offices for assistance.
For more information, follow the link below.