Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Child Psychiatry and Psychology
Eastern Michigan University Psychology Clinic
611 W. Cross Street
Ypsilanti MI 48197
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.
A Michigan Dept. of Education website for parents in need of referral for testing
to determine eligibility for special education or early intervention.
Bridges 4 Kids
Early Learning Foundation
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
Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorders (CHADD) Easter Seal Society of Michigan, Inc.
Speech Services Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
Michigan Self-Help Clearinghouse
MSAC National Information Center for Children & Youth
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Clearinghouse on Disabilities & Gifted Education
Center for Educational Networking (CEN)
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.
State of Michigan Special Education Mediation Program
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education & Rights
A resource on special education law
Access to all state-approved court forms
Michigan Disability Resources
Links to the many disability resources available in Michigan.
The Michigan Loan Funds
Providing loans to persons with disabilities to purchase assistive technology
devices and to purchase equipment to work from home.
Disability Rights Advocates (DRA)
This site is dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of people with disabilities.
Institute for Community Inclusion
Supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of community life.
Sibling Support Project
ARC Michigan parent support organization
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Geraldine Markel, Ann Arbor
ADHD coach and co-author with Judith Greenbaum of "Helping Adolescents with ADHD
and Learning Disabilities"
The Michigan Indigo Children and Families Network
Autism Alliance of Michigan
Autistic Support Group of Monroe County
807 W. Front Street
Macomb County Autistic Society
Schafer Autism Report
Monitors major news sources, Websites and the latest scientific research.
Autism Society of Michigan
Has chapters throughout Michigan.
Beaumont Children's Hospital
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Henry Ford Health System Autism Center
The Michigan P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) Project
The Guidance Center
13101 Allen Road
Southgate MI 48195
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
Judson Center Autism Connections
4410 W. Thirteen Mile Road
Royal Oak MI 48073
Phone: 248-549-4339 OR 248-837-2047
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.
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
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
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
Eastern Michigan University Autism Collaborative Center
Offering hope, support and accessible services to families living with Autism.
Everyday Miracles Autism Support Network
The Autism Can End Grant Fund
P.O. Box 182278
Shelby Township MI 48318
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.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESOURCES
Families Exploring Down Syndrome
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
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.
First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham
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.
25240 Lahser Road #2
Southfield MI 48033
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
1423 Field Ave.
Detroit MI 48214
Developmental Disability Office:
21555 W. McNichols Road
Detroit MI 48219
Please see Eastern Michigan Psychology Clinic above!
Michigan Dyslexia Institute
2955 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte MI 48192
F.A.S.D. (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disability) RESOURCES:
Frasier MI 48026
Phone: 586-541-0033 ext. 127
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.
Spectrum Community Services
28303 Joy Road
Westland MI 48185
102 Barker Road
Whitmore Lake MI 48189
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
Detroit MI 48211
Resources for those that are developmentally disabled.
Community Living Services, Inc.
35425 Michigan Ave. W.
Wayne MI 48184
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)
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 advisors 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
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
Wayne-Metropolitan Community Action Agency
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte MI 48192
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
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.
Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan
200 Museum Drive, Suite 101
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-485-8160 Toll Free 888-597-7809
A nonprofit organization of volunteers; offers free advocacy training and networking opportunities
with others who have an interest in learning disabilities.
Penrickton Center for Blind Children
26530 Eureka Road
Taylor MI 48180
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
For the new high school graduation requirements, which go into effect
Graduation, enrollment, dropout and crime statistics can be found at
Parent Support Network of MI
For parents of children with any disability.
Exceptional Fund Night JUST ADDED 11/16/2012
Trinity Lutheran Church
465 Oak St.
Wyandotte MI 48192
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 Alliance for Families
Information on all disability and educational issues involving child & adults from
birth to age 26.
Michigan Indigo Child & Family Network
A new support group being formed for family members of those with autism, Aspbergers, ADD-ADHD,
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.
Friends of Different Learners