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!
Also, Literacy Resources webpage can be very helpful!

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 
https://www.helpmegrow-mi.org   For more information call 844-456-KIDS


Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan
P.O. Box 729
Ada, MI  49301
Phone: 616-284-1650
Email: ldaofmichigan@gmail.com
Website: https://ldaofmichigan.org
At LDA of Michigan, our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with learning 
disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, training, service and support of re-

Michigan Alliance for Families
1325 S. Washington Ave.
Lansing MI  48910
Phone: 800-552-4821
Email:  info@michiganallianceforfamilies.org
Website: https://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org
Michigan Alliance for Families is a statewide resource to connect families of children with dis-
abilities to resources to help improve their children’s education. We help facilitate parent invol-
vement as a means of improving educational services and outcomes for students with disabilities. Michigan Alliance for Families can assist you in knowing your rights, effectively communicating 
your child’s needs, and advising how to help them develop and learn

Wayne County Education Advocacy & Support Services
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan 
Phone: 734-482-0489
SAC provides collaborative, youth-driven, intensive education advocacy for students facing: 
1.  Expulsion, long-term suspensions or chronic suspensions
2.  Post-expulsion needs, including reinstatement
3.  Barriers to school access, enrollment or success
4.  Violation of education rights (IDEA, Section 504, McKinney-Vento, due process, etc.)
Website: https://studentadvocacycenter.org/programs/education-advocacy
Students Pre-K to 12th grade:
Education Advocacy and Support:
SAC provides collaborative, youth-driven, non-legal education advocacy and support, at no cost, 
for low-income families in Washtenaw, Jackson, Wayne and Ingham counties. Advocates, depend-
ing on county, are available to help students in both general and special education with issues such 
as school discipline, special education needs, and behavior interventions and support. We provide discipline advocacy using trained volunteers in Wayne, Ingham, Livingston, Lenawee, Monroe, Oak-
land, southern Macomb and Flint.

Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Website: https://f2fmichigan.org
MI F2F is part of a federal project. We share information and resources on disability and health 
issues with families of children and youth with special health care needs. We also work with 
health and other professionals. We help families make decisions that are good for them. We 
support and help families work with their doctors and other professionals. We want to make 
services for children and youth with special health care needs better.


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 
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 
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.The clinic offers intelligence and giftedness testing. Wayne State's clinic also offers therapy for a wide range of pro-
blems. 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. 


FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
Administration Office: 
1669 W. Maple 
Birmingham, MI  48009
Phone: 248-646-3347
First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham
1669 W. Maple 
Birmingham, MI  48009
St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church
55355 Mound 
Shelby Twp., MI  48316
Music Therapy only.
Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center 
3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Website: http://www.far-therapy.org
What FAR Does
FAR uses the creative arts and recreational experiences as therapeutic tools to develop the potential 
of people with special needs as individuals, as teammates, as family members and as members of the larger community.
What Makes FAR Different
FAR offers a wide range of programming options drawing from the fields of art therapy, music therapy 
and recreational therapy in order to provide clients the approach that best meets their needs.


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   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


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Eastern Oakland County
Phone: 248-988-6716
Eastern Wayne and Macomb
Phone: 586-566-6786
Website: www.chadd.org
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), provides education, 
advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. 

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 

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
1.  Serves a membership made up of parents, families, professionals, persons with autism 
     spectrum disorders, advocates, organizations and other community members
2.  Provides advocacy to families
3.  Provides education consultation and technical assistance to schools
4.  Provides support, information, referral and education to families of newly-diagnosed children 
     with autism spectrum disorder

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 
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
Royal Oak, MI  48073  
Phone:  248-549-4339   248-837-2047
Judson Center Wayne
12723 Telegraph    Suite 200
Redford, MI  48239
Phone: 313-794-5653
Judson Center Washtenaw
3840 Packard    Suite 170
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-528-1692
2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone:  734-528-2003
Judson Center Macomb 
12200 13 Mile    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 
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   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   800-75-SEALS   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 

Autism Society of Oakland County 
Phone: 248-393-3131
Website: www.autismsocietyoaklandcounty.org 
Provides advocacy and supports meaningful participation in all aspects of life for individuals with 
Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

1 East 33rd     4th Floor
New York, NY  10016
Phone:  212-252-8584   888-288-4762
Email: familyservices@autismspeaks.org
Website:  www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/financial-assistance
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 in-
dividuals 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. 

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today) for Military Families
Website:  https://www.act-today.org/our-funds/autism-care-today-for-military-families
Military Families is a dedicated fund to assist military families impacted by autism. ACT Today! 
for Military Families works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and 
provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated 
with autism treatments and other quality of life programs.


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    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.  
The ARC of Oakland County 
Phone: 248-816-1900
Website:  www.thearcoakland.org
The Arc of Oakland County advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities. We strive to improve systems of supports
and services; connect families; inspire our community and influence public policy. We are a non-
profit, charitable organization funded in part by the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and 
through the kindness of our most generous individual donors. We proudly serve individuals and 
families throughout Oakland County as a local affiliated chapter of The Arc of Michigan and The 
Arc of the United States. Focused areas: Special education law, advocacy, government benefits,
estate planning, guardianship, and referrals.

Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan
1312 N Campbell 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  #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
Developmental Disability Office:
21555 W. McNichols
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  #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.  


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 Ave.
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 
Westland, MI  48185
Phone:  734-458-8729
102 Barker 
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 dis-
abilities. 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    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, sch-
ools, parent advisers and nonprofits. This tool can be used by families and individuals to nav-
igate the housing process with the help of housing professionals. Worksheets and internet 
links are provided to enhance an individual's participation and promote successful implemen-
tation. Access the entire 294-page guide for FREE at 

The Detroit Family Support 360* Project
Developmental Disabilities Institute
Wayne State University
4809 Woodward Ave.  Suite 268
Detroit MI  48202
Phone: 313-577-2654  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.  Suite 1-K
Detroit MI  48216
Phone:  313-962-5255    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 assis-
tance, help with budget guidelines and appropriate usage of funds, transportation coordination, link-
ages 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 W. 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 re- lated 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 
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.  


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 
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

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