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Repairing Cleft Palates in Kids

Repairing Cleft Palates in Kids

Since John Paul Orlosky was diagnosed with cleft palate, he's had surgeries and setbacks but now can speak clearly – an outcome that's more common in the many kids who have this condition.

October 2014
Bloomfield Hills-Based Nonprofit Wish Upon a Teen

Bloomfield Hills-Based Nonprofit Wish Upon a Teen

The organization helps local teens with cancer, chronic illness and autism spectrum disorder to have teenage experiences, like making friends and going to events.

October 2014
Kids Born With Disorders of Sex Development

Kids Born With Disorders of Sex Development

For some parents whose children are born with a Disorders of Sex Development condition, the answer to the routine question, 'Is it a boy or a girl?' is complex. We explore life for these families.

October 2014
App for Parents of Kids with Autism Made in Detroit

App for Parents of Kids with Autism Made in Detroit

Designed for iPhone and Android, the Birdhouse for Autism app and website, headquartered in Detroit, helps parents of kids with autism log daily activities and details about their child's day.

October 2014
Belightful Yoga Brings Classes to Kids, Special Needs Children

Belightful Yoga Brings Classes to Kids, Special Needs Children

A Royal Oak-based mobile yoga program delivers the benefits of this mind body practice to children and kids – especially special needs families.

September 2014
Team TMR Energy Bar for Special Needs

Team TMR Energy Bar for Special Needs

A non-GMO, organic snack for children with food allergies and other special needs, which was launched by an Oakland County mom.

July 2014
Imerman Angels Cancer Support in Southeast Michigan

Imerman Angels Cancer Support in Southeast Michigan

A nonprofit started by a metro Detroit native and cancer survivor expands to metro Detroit. The group offers patients and their caregivers free one-on-one support.

June 2014
A Home Away From Home at Montcalm School

A Home Away From Home at Montcalm School

For the Clark family of Seattle, the idea of sending their son with autism to a boarding school in Albion, Mich., was hard to imagine. But after visiting Starr Commonwealth's Montcalm School, they knew it was the right fit – and so did their son, Jonathan.

April 2014
Signs and Symptoms of Autism: What to Look for in Kids

Signs and Symptoms of Autism: What to Look for in Kids

One in 68 kids have an autism spectrum disorder. If you think your child may be among these children, take a look at the common red flags.

April 2014
Local Resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing Families

Local Resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing Families

Looking for assistance, support and resources for your deaf or hard of hearing family or child? Check out this list of local organizations.

April 2014
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