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Top Autism Centers in Southeast Michigan

Find organizations in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland and Washtenaw counties for autism support, resources and education

If you suspect your child has autism and is displaying symptoms, where can you turn for testing, therapy and support? Luckily, southeast Michigan has a gamut of autism centers to turn to, all offering an array of services for kids with autism and their families. Below, find a list of local centers to fit your family's needs, offering everything from evaluations, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy, social skills groups and parent education.

Autism Center of Michigan

  • Address: 428 N. Center St., Northville
  • Phone: 313-682-9532
  • Hours: Hours vary; call for details

The Autism Center of Michigan offers in-home training therapy, social skills training and parent support groups. Also, families can get Behavior Intervention Plans and Functional Behavioral Assessments.

Autism Collaborative Center at Eastern Michigan University

  • Address: 1055 Cornell Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-487-2890
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday (schedule an appointment for diagnosis; also available on weekends if needed)

The Eastern Michigan University center does diagnosis and testing, runs a center-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy program five days a week, plus offers speech and language, occupational and music therapy, as well as psychotherapy. Parents and families can find support here, too, through Parent Share, a parent support group, Project Impact, which is parent training, and a free family educational series addressing a wide range of topics. Kids can participate in the theater and arts program, summer camp and a bike-riding program. Plus, kids accepted to EMU can take part in the college support program.

Building Bridges Therapy Center

  • Address: 9357 General Drive, Suite 101, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-454-0866
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday; varies based on appointments

Kids with autism can get individual speech, occupational and physical therapy at this Oakland County center. Kids can also attend the Little Bridges preschool program, and Skill Builders, a small group therapy program for ages 2-4 years old. Note: Also offers Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, but has a wait list as of April 2014. Call for details.

Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) at Henry Ford Health System

Detroit

  • Address: Henry Ford Medical Center New Center One, 3031 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-916-4665 (CADD Applied Behavioral Analysis Intervention Program), 313-916-4609 (Department of Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday (diagnostic services), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (medical home)

Southfield

  • Address: Henry Ford Medical Center Southfield, 22777 W. 11 Mile Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 313-916-4665 (CADD Applied Behavioral Analysis Intervention Program), 313-916-4609 (Department of Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday

St. Clair Shores

  • Address: Henry Ford Medical Center East Jefferson, 24725 E. Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores
  • Phone: 313-916-4665 (CADD Applied Behavioral Analysis Intervention Program), 313-916-4609 (Department of Speech-Language Pathology)
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday

With specialists ranging from geneticists, pediatric neurologists, nutritionists and speech-language pathologists, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) at Henry Ford Health System has a wealth of services for your child. Find Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, Functional Behavior Assessment and treatment, parent training and more. Note: Different sites offer different services. Call to get information on what is available at each center.

Children's Hospital of Michigan Autism Center

  • Address: Evaluations: Detroit Medical Center Children's Hospital of Michigan: 3950 Beaubien St., Detroit; Therapy: 41935 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 202, Novi; 16700 17 Mile Road, Suite B, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 248-305-6172
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; best to call between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Families can find half-day, full-day and evening Applied Behavior Analysis programs, as well as therapy at home and in school. The Children's Hospital of Michigan Autism Center also has parent education courses available.

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Autism Spectrum Disorders Program

  • Address: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, 1540 E. Hospital Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-764-0231 (children 4 years and older, 49 months and older), 734-936-4185 (children under 4 years of age, 48 months and younger)
  • Hours: Varies by appointment

This Washtenaw County center has many services to help with children's development and education. Find speech, occupational and physical therapy here. Also, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan/Blue Cross Network-approved autism evaluation center has a Multidisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Clinic (M-DEC), which conducts evaluations for children under 4 years old, while the Multidisciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic does evaluations for those over 4.

 

Easter Seals Michigan

Flint

  • Address: 1420 W. University Ave., Flint
  • Phone: 810-238-0475
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (extended hours and weekend hours as needed)

Southfield

  • Address: 24445 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-483-7804
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (extended hours and weekend hours as needed)

Waterford

  • Address: 1105 N. Telegraph Road, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-475-6300
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

At Easter Seals Michigan's centers, families can receive home-based interventions, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech and language, The P.L.A.Y. Project and occupational therapies. Parents can get education and coaching through Easter Seals, and the organization also offers consultations with schools and other providers.

HOPE Center at Beaumont Children's Hospital

  • Address: 1695 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 120, Berkley
  • Phone: 248-691-4772
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; hours may vary for programs and services

For children with autism spectrum disorders, the Hands-On Parent Education Center, or HOPE Center, can provide services such as behavioral interventions for preschools, behavioral intervention consultations, programs for parents and the Toilet Learning Clinic. Families are key here, especially in programs such as the CARE Program.

Judson Center Autism Connections

Ann Arbor

  • Address: 3820 Packard Road, Suite 180, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-528-2003
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; programs vary

Royal Oak

  • Address: 4410 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-837-2047
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; programs vary

The Judson Center's Autism Connections offers diagnostic assessments, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy, art, music, play, speech and occupational therapy, as well as a summer program, family counseling and social skills groups for ages 4-18. Note: Both locations offer different services. While both offer ABA therapy and social skills groups, Royal Oak offers more social skills groups.

Kaufman Children's Center

  • Address: 6625 Daly Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-737-3430
  • Hours: Hours vary based on programs and services

Kaufman Children's Center offers a number of specialized treatment options, ranging from Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy at the center and in-home to Handwriting Without Tears. The center also provides evaluation, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, sensory integration therapy and programs for childhood apraxia of speech. Find workshops here, too.

Montcalm School for Boys and Girls

  • Address: 13725 Starr Commonwealth Road, Albion
  • Phone: 866-244-4321

This Starr Commonwealth school in Albion, Mich. has a day school program for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or a boarding school option for families who live farther away or kids who needs intensive therapy options. This summer, starting in early July and running through late August, kids can join a summer program. Note: For these services, must first go through admissions office.

Neurocore

Bloomfield Hills

  • Address: 36700 Woodward Ave., Suite 109, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: vary; call for appointment

Livonia

  • Address: 37699 Six Mile Road, Suite 240, Livonia
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: vary; call for appointment

Sterling Heights

  • Address: 43200 Dequindre Road, Suite 103, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: vary; call for appointment

At Neurocore, find brain-based diagnostics and training using electroencephalographic (EEG) technology to see the brain wave activity associated with autism. Over a 30-session program, they use repetitive learning therapy to create physiological improvements in the brain.

Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families

  • Address: 18501 Rotunda Drive, Suite 200, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-996-1960
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday

Families can turn to the Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families for many of their needs. This center has a medical home model of care, meaning they have medical care directed by physicians, plus physical, occupational and speech therapy. In an effort to work with the whole family, families can find social workers and support groups, as well as the Sib Shop, a place for siblings of kids with special needs to hang out and socialize.

PsychSystems Autism Center

  • Address: 20955 Bournemouth Ave., Harper Woods
  • Phone: 734-729-PSYC (7792)
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Children 18 months through 10 years old can receive intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy here. Find social skills groups, diagnostic and cognitive testing, Discrete Trial Treatment (DTT) and individualized outpatient consultative sessions for families.

Sunfield Center for Autism, ADHD and Behavioral Health

  • Address: 300 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 210, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-222-9277
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; some Saturday appointments available

Families can find a range of services here, including social groups, in-home interventions, school consultations, behavioral assessments, parent groups, therapy, Functioning Behavior Assessment, a cooking program and IEP consultation.

The Ann Arbor Center of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Address: 3031 Miller Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-9088
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday

Therapy options available at this Washtenaw County office include The P.L.A.Y. Project and Asperger's therapy. Plus, get diagnosis, testing, memory training and referrals for organizations and programs.

The Children's Center

  • Address: Children's Center Autism Services, 101 E. Alexandrine St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-831-5535
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

This Detroit center offers services for kids 18 months to 17 years old, including diagnostic evaluations, treatment programs and psychiatric services. Also find parent support, education and training as well as social skills groups and skill building groups for toileting, picky eating and sleep.

The Friendship Circle

  • Address: 6892 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-788-7878
  • Hours: Hours vary; summer hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday; regular hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, programs vary on Sundays

The Friendship Circle provides programs and support for kids and teens with special needs, with activities like social skills groups, drama and music, life skills and sports. Note: Some fees for programs.

Total Education Solutions

  • Address: 2221 Livernois Road, Suite 101, Troy
  • Phone: 248-544-0360
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

With certified therapists in speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, Total Education Solutions can be of help to those with ASD.

Wish Upon a Teen

  • Address: 36880 Woodward Ave., Suite 106, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-792-2938 (office), 888-515-7988 (toll free)
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Working with teens 12-19 years old primarily, Wish Upon a Teen offers programs for teens with autism, like sports camps, technology, cooking, theater and medical programs. Also offering sibling support.

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