Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families                                
Phone: 313-996-1960
Website:  www.oakwood.org/CEF
Offers a medical home model of care, providing comprehensive and innovative medical,
rehabilitation, recreational and supportive care for children with special needs and their
families. The CEF also offers a Program for Autism Disorders, which includes specialty
diagnostics and treatment services.  The CEF is an Approved Autism Evaluation Center
for BCBS and BCN in Michigan.

Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Child Psychiatry and Psychology
Phone:  313-745-4879
Website: www.chmkids.org

Eastern Michigan University Psychology Clinic
611 W. Cross Street
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone:  734-487-4987
Website:  www.emich.edu
The clinic offers a variety of services to assess and treat adults, adolescents
and children including comprehensive psychological evaluations, including
intellectual, achievement, vocational, and personality assessments.

Project Find
Website:  www.projectfindmichigan.org
A Michigan Dept. of Education website for parents in need of referral for testing
to determine eligibility for special education or early intervention.

Wayne State University Psychology Clinic           
60 Farnsworth Street
Detroit,  MI  48202
Phone:  313-577-2840
Website:  http://clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/psychclinic
Wayne State's clinic offers psychological/educational assessments and psychological
services on a sliding scale. Assessments can help a person determine why they are
having academic, emotional, behavioral, or interpersonal problems and put them in
touch with resources to help. Additionally, the clinic offers intelligence and giftedness
testing. Wayne State's clinic also offers therapy for a wide range of problems. Clinicians
are Ph.D. students and thus, the clinic does not offer emergency treatment services
(it is not 24/7 access). The clinic also does not take insurance.


Bridges 4 Kids
Website:  www.bridges4kids.org

Early Learning Foundation
Website: www.earlylearningfoundation.com
Tip sheet and student exercise  "How I Learn Best"

For information on parental rights, school choice and school law, visit

Gifted and Talented resources can be found at
www.hoagiesgifted.org  OR  www.michigan.gov/gifted

Special education resources can also be found at www.causeonline.org

Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit
Phone:  800-233-4050
Website: http://www.chadd.org

Hyperactivity Disorders (CHADD)  Easter Seal Society of Michigan, Inc.
Phone: 800-292-2729

Speech Services    Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
Phone: 800-760-4610

Michigan Self-Help Clearinghouse
Phone:  800-288-5923
Website:  http://www.mpas.org

MSAC National Information Center for Children & Youth
Phone: 800-695-0275
Website:  http://www.nichcy.org

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Phone:  888-232-7733
Website: http://www.cec.sped.org/ERIC

Clearinghouse on Disabilities & Gifted Education
Phone: 800-328-0272
Website:  http://ericec.org

Center for Educational Networking (CEN)
Newsline:  800-593-9146
Website:  http://www.mde.state.mi.us/off/sped

State of Michigan Office of Special Education & Early Intervention Services  (OSE/EIS)
Phone: 888-320-8384  from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Website:  http://www.mde.state.mi.us/off/sped/index.html
State of Michigan Special Education Mediation Program
Phone:  800-873-7658

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
Phone: 202-783-2229
Website: http://www.c-c-d.org

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education & Rights
Phone: 952-838-9000
Website:  http://www.pacer.org

Website:   www.wrightslaw.com
A resource on special education law

Michigan Courts
Website:  www.courts.michigan.gov
Access to all state-approved court forms

Michigan Disability Resources
Website: www.michigan.gov/disabilityresources
Links to the many disability resources available in Michigan.

The Michigan Loan Funds
Website:  www.michiganloanfunds.org
Providing loans to persons with disabilities to purchase assistive technology
devices and to purchase equipment to work from home.

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA)
Website:  www.dralegal.org
This site is dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of people with disabilities.

Institute for Community Inclusion
Website: www.communityinclusion.org
Supports the rights of children & adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of community life.

Sibling Support  Project
Website:  www.siblingsupport.org

ARC Michigan parent support organization
Website:  www.arcmi.org


Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Phone:  248-451-9085
Website:  www.add.org/articles/teenhomework.html

Geraldine Markel, Ann Arbor
ADHD coach and co-author with Judith Greenbaum of "Helping Adolescents with ADHD
and Learning Disabilities"
Phone:  734-761-6498
Website:  www.managingyourmind.com


Generation Rescue                      
Website: www.generationrescue.org

The Michigan Indigo Children and Families Network 
Phone:  734-469-0234
Website:  http://www.wix.com/indigochildren/pilot

Autism Alliance of Michigan            
Phone:  313-964-2620
Website:  www.autismallianceofmichigan.org

Autistic Support Group of Monroe County
807 W. Front Street
Monroe MI 

Macomb County Autistic Society
Website:  www.macombasa.org

Schafer Autism Report
Website:  www.sarnet.org
Monitors major news sources, Websites and the latest scientific research.

Autism Society of Michigan          
Phone:  800-328-8476
Website:  www.autism-society.org
Has chapters throughout Michigan.

Beaumont Children's Hospital        
Phone:  248-691-4744
Website:  www.beaumont.edu/hope

Children's Hospital of Michigan      
Phone:  248-305-6172
Website:  www.childrensdmc.org/autism

Henry Ford Health System Autism Center      
Phone:  3130916-4665
Website:  www.henryford.com/autism

Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families                      
Phone: 313-996-1960
Website:  www.oakwood.org/CEF
Offers a medical home model of care, providing comprehensive and innovative medical,
rehabilitation, recreational and supportive care for children with special needs and their
families. The CEF also offers a Program for Autism Disorders, which includes specialty
diagnostics and treatment services.  The CEF is an Approved Autism Evaluation Center
for BCBS and BCN in Michigan.

The Michigan P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) Project
The Guidance Center
13101 Allen Road
Southgate MI  48195
Phone: 734-785-7700
Website:  www.guidance-center.org
Provides training to parents and caregivers to engage with a child who has autism. 
This individualized, developmental and relationship based and replicable in any setting
including schools.

Judson Center Oakland           
4410 W. Thirteen Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073 
Phone:  248-549-4339  OR  248-837-2047
Judson Center Wayne
12723 Telegraph Road   Suite 200
Redford, MI 48239
Phone: 313-794-5653
Judson Center Washtenaw
3840 Packard Road   Suite 170
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-528-1692
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone:  734-528-2003
Judson Center Macomb
12200 13 Mile Road   Suite 200
Warren, MI 48093
Phone: 586-573-1810
Website: www.judsoncenter.org
Our mission is to provide expert, comprehensive services in southeastern Michigan that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities, and mental health challenges so they are successful in their communities.

Puzzle Parents / MiMi's Mission
20050 Vreeland Road
Brownstown, MI  48183
Phone:  844-439-6464
Email:  info@mimismission.org
Website:  www.mimismission.org
A very active support group for those with Autism and their families!

Jack's Place for Autism
17360 W. 12 Mile Road  Suite 200
Southfield, MI  48076
Phone:  248-443-7427
Website:  www.jacksplaceforautism.com

Easter Seals-Michigan P.L.A.Y  Project (an early intervention for children ages 18 months-8 years)
1105 N. Telegraph
Waterford, MI  48328
Phone:  248-451-2900 OR  800-75-SEALS      (Also has a Respite Program!)
TTD:  800-75SEALS x 2706
Email: playproject@essmichigan.org
Website:  www.essmichigan.org
An intensive, early intervention program for children ages 18 months to 8 years with Autism
Spectrum Disorders.  P.L.A.Y. is an intensive, cost effective, structured intervention within
the family home.  Also summer programs!
Easter Seals Michigan                   
Phone:  248-475-6300
Website:  www.mi.easterseals.com

Eastern Michigan University Autism Collaborative Center
Website:  www.emich.edu/acc
Offering hope, support and accessible services to families living with Autism.

Oakland University Center for Autism / OUCares
Website:  www.oakland.edu/oucares

1 East 33rd Street    4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone:  212-252-8584  OR  888-288-4762
Website:  www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/financial-assistance
People with autism and their families often have a variety of additional expenses required to meet
their unique needs. Many are looking for financial assistance. Autism Speaks has compiled a list
of different types of resources on this page to help you seek support in your area. There are many agencies and programs designed to support families affected by autism who are facing hard times
and need financial support. Some of these are available to all families who meet financial criteria,
while others are specifically designed to support individuals with disabilities. We encourage you
to explore all of these different funding sources to determine what your family may qualify for.
AutismSpeaks Cares provides support for families affected by autism during natural disasters and
other catastrophic life events. The grant program helps families to cover costs associated with critical expenses related to the well-being of the family member with autism on a case-by-case basis. Please note, we DO NOT fund monthly recurring costs such as rent, mortgages, utilities, or car payments.


Families Exploring Down Syndrome
Website: www.familiesexploringdownsyndrome.org
A website for people to learn how people with Down Syndrome and their families "shine on"
and how we can all make this a better world.

The ARC Michigan             
1325 S. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI  48910
Phone:  800-292-7851  OR  517-487-5426
Website:  www.arcmi.org
For Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  This is the State website
that lists all the resources for the entire state of Michigan. 

Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan
1312 N Campbell Road Suite 101
Royal Oak, MI   48067
Phone:  248.556.5341 Resource Center
Phone: 248.250.1297 mobile
Email: info@dsgsemi.org
Website:  www.dsgsemi.org

Downriver Panthers
Phone:  734-224-2211
Email: info@downriverpanthers.com
Website: www.downriverpanthers.com
Downriver Panthers offers sports, recreational and social activities to meet the needs of children
and adults with different abilities. Over the years the group has expanded to include people with physical and cognitive disabilities, creating a laid-back, drop-in program designed to limit the
demands on participants and families. Current activities include baseball, bowling, swimming
and a game night.

First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham
Phone: 248-644-2040
Website:  www.fpcbirmingham.org
Selected to receive a national award for effective ministry to persons with developmental disabilities
and their families.  Programs include Celebration Station, a multi-sensory approach to teaching Bible studies; and Variety FAR Conservatory which provides creative arts therapy and recreation services. 

Angel's Place                 
25240 Lahser Road   #2
Southfield,  MI  48033
Phone:  248-350-2203
Website:  www.angelsplace.com
Angels' Place provides people-centered services, including homes and professional support,
for adults with developmental disabilities.  Angels' Place homes offer a Christian family environment
of love and compassion, coupled with an atmosphere of acceptance, dignity, well-being and the
potential for personal growth and acceptance.

Adult Well-Being Services
Administrative Office:
1423 Field Ave.
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-924-7860
Developmental Disability Office:
21555 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone: 313-273-4111
Email:  nmaye@awbs.org
Website: www.awbs.org


Please see Eastern Michigan Psychology Clinic above!


Michigan Dyslexia Institute
2955 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte MI  48192
Phone:  734-282-2521


F.A.S.D. (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disability) RESOURCES:

31900 Utica
Frasier  MI  48026
Phone:  586-541-0033 ext. 127
Website:  www.careofmacomb.com
Alcohol does more damage to the developing fetus than any other drug.  CARE provides
FREE screening, and case managed referral to FASD diagnostic and intervention services. 


Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan
200 Museum Drive, Suite 101
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-485-8160     Toll Free 888-597-7809
Email:  ldamich@sbcglobal.net
Website:  www.Ldaofmichigan.org
A nonprofit organization of volunteers; offers free advocacy training and networking opportunities
with others who have an interest in learning disabilities.

Michigan Alliance for Families
Phone:  800-552-4821
Email: info@michiganallianceforfamilies.org
Website:  www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org
A state-wide resource to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help
improve their children’s education. We help facilitate parent involvement as a means of
improving educational services and outcomes for students with disabilities.  Serves Wayne,
Macomb and Oakland counties.


Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families                     
Phone:  313-996-1960
Website: www.oakwood.org/CEF
Offers a medical home model of care, providing comprehensive and innovative medical,
rehabilitation, recreational and supportive care for children with special needs and their
families.  The CEF also offers a Program for Autism Disorders, which includes specialty
diagnostics and treatment services.  The CEF is an Approved Autism Evaluation Center
for BCBS and BCN in Michigan.

Detroit Institute for Children                       
5447 Woodward Avenue
Detroit  MI   48202
Phone:  313-832-1100
Website:  www.detroitchildren.org
The Detroit Institute for Children cares for children with physical or developmental disabilities,
neurological or behavioral special needs in a way that is positive, passionate, integrated, and
family-centered so that the children can maximize their potential within their families and the
community.  Serves all of S.E. Michigan from birth to age 25. 

Spectrum Community Services      
28303  Joy Road
Westland,  MI  48185
Phone:  734-458-8729
102 Barker Road
Whitmore Lake,  MI  48189
Phone:  734-449-8368
Email:  info@spectrumhuman.org
Website:  www.spectrumhuman.org
Spectrum Community Services (SCS) was established to provide long term, community-based,
residential treatment as an alternative to institutionalization of mentally and physically disabled
individuals. We specialize in community integration by operating residential group homes that
provide services specifically for individuals that have developmental, mental and physical disabilities. Mental health services and special assistance are provided to enable individuals to live in the least restrictive environment and to build independent skills to the individual’s maximum level. Spectrum Community Services has the ability to provide a full spectrum of services to assist individuals in coordinating their lives. We currently have 34 residential licensed programs, 33 semi-independent
living programs and many community living support settings. The individuals we serve live in Benzie, Berrien, Kent, Macomb, Manistee, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO)
8600 Woodward Ave.
Detroit MI  48202
Phone: 313-875-7601
5740 Chene
Detroit MI  48211
Phone:  313-875-5521
Website:  www.nso-mi.org
Resources for those that are developmentally disabled.

Community Living Services, Inc.            
MetroPlace Center
35425 Michigan Ave. W.
Wayne MI  48184
Phone:  734-467-7600
Website:  www.comlivserv.com
Offers a wide assortment of services to the disabled. 

Community Housing Network                
570 Kirts Blvd.  Suite 231
Troy  MI  48084
Phone:  248-928-0111  OR  866-282-3119 (toll free)
Email:  generalmail@chninc.net
Website:  www.communityhousingnetwork.org
Getting My Own Address for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders & other Developmental
Disabilities. This overview presentation will introduce many options, choices and decisions
that are involved in long term housing planning. A NEW easy-to-read, yet comprehensive,
guide was created through collaboration with housing professionals, service providers,
schools, parent advisers and nonprofits. This tool can be used by families and individuals
to navigate the housing process with the help of housing professionals. Worksheets and
internet links are provided to enhance an individual's participation and promote successful implementation.   Access the entire 294-page guide for FREE at http://www.communityhousingnetwork.org/GMOA

The Detroit Family Support 360* Project
Developmental Disabilities Institute
Wayne State University
4809 Woodward Ave.  Suite 268
Detroit MI  48202
Phone: 313-577-2654  OR 888-978-4334
Website:  www.wayne.edu/ddi
Detroit 360* is a one-stop support center for families with children who have disabilities. 
It will help families in obtaining the supports and services they desire in order to enhance
the health and well-being of their families.  Your family is eligible to participate in Detroit 360*
if you have a son/daughter under the age of 26 years old who has a developmental disability,
you live in Wayne County and you are in need of 3 or more services or supports. 

Matrix Human Services--Vista Nuevas Head Start
2051 Rosa Parks Blvd.,  Ste.1K
Detroit MI  48216
Phone:  313-962-5255 OR  313-831-1000
Email: info@matrixhumanservices.org
Website: http://www.matrixhumanservices.org/vistas_nuevas.htm

Wayne-Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Administrative Office:
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte,  MI  48192
Phone:  734-284-6999
Website:  www.waynemetro.org
The Youth Education Specialist works with children and families to ensure that they receive
the most appropriate educational and housing-related support. One-on-one or group training's,
technical assistance, help with budget guidelines and appropriate usage of funds, transportation coordination, linkages to resources and networking with local, community-based homeless, and
social service agencies.

Common Ground Crisis Resource Center
Doctors Hospital
Seminole Building, Suite 100
461 West Huron
Pontiac, MI  48341
Phone:  800-231-1127  (24 hours)
Beginning in early Nov. 2007, CGS will be responsible for screening and scheduling of all intake appointments for persons seeking publicly funded mental health or developmental disability related
services for their child in Oakland County.  For more info or to facilitate an intake, call the above number.

Penrickton Center for Blind Children
26530 Eureka Road
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 734-946-7500
Website: www.penrickton.com
Penrickton Center is a private, non-profit five-day residential and day care agency serving blind,
multi-disabled children ages 1-12. Blind children must have at least one additional handicap such
as deafness, cerebral palsy, brain damage and developmental delay.  No fees are ever charged to
families for services.  All financial support is raised from individuals, service clubs, corporations
and foundations. 


For information on charter schools, visit www.charterschools.org

For the new high school graduation requirements, which go into effect
with the class of 2011, go to www.michigan.gov/
Graduation, enrollment, dropout and crime statistics can be found at

Parent Support Network of MI
Phone:  800-359-3722
Website:  www.projectfindmichigan.org
For parents of children with any disability.

Exceptional Fund Night
Trinity Lutheran Church
465 Oak St.
Wyandotte  MI  48192
Phone:  734-282-5877
A ministry for God's special needs and handicapped persons.  Food, games, crafts,
songs and worship.  Every third Thursday at 6 p.m.  No charge.

Michigan Indigo Child & Family Network      
Phone:  734-469-0185
Email:  michindigo@gmail.com
A new support group being formed for family members of those with autism, Aspbergers,

The Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Township holds monthly conflict resolution workshops
for parents of special education students and school staff members.  Workshops cost $10 and begin
with registration and breakfast at 9 a.m. and training from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Lunch is provided.  
For information call 248-338-4280 or go to www.mediation-omc.org.

Friends of Different Learners
Website: www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org

NOTE:  Many learning problems OVERLAP each other or are misdiagnosed at first. 
              Please check the entire webpage for related resources!

               Please check under "Disability Resources" and "Mentor Programs" for special                                              sports programs or "Summer Camps" for special camps for these disabilities!

NEW:     Please look under "Education/Employment" for resources to help those with
                special needs find and keep good jobs.

FREE Developmental Questionnaire
Families with children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years residing in Macomb, Oakland
or Wayne County can complete a FREE Ages & Stages (ASQ) developmental questionnaire.
It only takes 10 minutes to complete and an ASQ Developmental Screening Specialist will follow
up with an individualized email to offer learning activities and resources. Go to the Great Start
website for your county to get started now! To access the questionnaire in your county, visit
For more information call 1-877-327-5966.

This page was last updated: September 16, 2018