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 and 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 Autism Connections            
4410 W. Thirteen Mile Road
Royal Oak MI 48073  
Phone:  248-549-4339  OR  248-837-2047
Website: www.judsoncenter.org/services/autism
This summer, children ages 4 to 14 are welcome to play in a league with a volunteer buddy 
to help him or her.
Judson Center has opened a newly constructed Autism Center at its Royal Oak headquarters.  
The new Autism Center is equipped to engage children, teens and young adults with autism 
with tools geared specifically to foster personal growth and independence.  

Website:  http://www.ianproject.org
Parent chat rooms, latest news, research database you can participate with to help find a cure.

Jack's Place for Autism
17360 W. 12 Mile Road  Suite 204
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 

Everyday Miracles Autism Support Network
The Autism Can End Grant Fund
P.O. Box 182278
Shelby Township MI  48318
Email:  contactus@autismcanend.org
Website:  www.everydaymiracles.org/Grant.html
Provides non-income based grants for children and adults with autism, twice a year for families 
located within the State of Michigan.  The grants are paid directly to the licensed company, doctor/pharmacy, facility/service provider the applicant designates.  Proof of a diagnosis of 
Autism, Asperger's or PDD-NOS is required at the time of application and must be within the 
last three years.   Must not have received a grant in the last 12 months. 


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
Website:  www.dsgsemi.org

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
Email:  Detroit360@yahoo.com
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, ADD-ADHD, 
PDD-NOS, etc. 

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 "Youth 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: March 18, 2017