Top Autism Centers in Southeast Michigan

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

Top Autism Centers in Southeast Michigan

Your child is showing signs of autism, so who can you turn to for information, guidance, testing and support? Luckily, there are autism centers all around southeast Michigan with specialists ready to provide the services fit for your family. Here is a list of centers offering support services such as parent education, Applied Behavioral Analysis, therapy, workshops and many more in the Macomb, Oakland Washtenaw and Wayne counties.


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 and other activities. Plus, kids accepted to EMU can take part in the college support program.

Beaumont Health Center for Exceptional Families

  • Address: 18501 Rotunda Drive, Suite 200, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-996-1960
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday

Families can turn to the Beaumont Health (formerly 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 SibShop, a place for siblings of kids with special needs to hang out and socialize.

Building Bridges Therapy Center

  • Address: 9357 General Drive, Suite 101, Plymouth; Moving in June 2016 to 46200 Port St., 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 center. Kids can also attend the Little Bridges Early Education program, and Skill Builders, a small group therapy program for ages 2-4 years old.

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


  • 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)


  • 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

Grosse Pointe Farms

  • Address: Henry Ford Medical Center Cottage, 159 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
  • 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-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.

Centria Healthcare Autism Services

  • Address: Main office at 41521 W. 11 Mile Road, Novi; serves entire state of Michigan through services in-home and at centers in Dearborn, Wyandotte, Farmington Hills, Waterford, Clinton Township and Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 855-77-AUTISM
  • Hours: Vary by location/appointments

Autism services here include pre-diagnosis, formal diagnosis, assessment, plan development and plan implementation. ABA therapy is offered focusing on behavior intervention, social skills and communication.

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.

Comprehensive Early Autism Services

  • Address: P.O. Box 7386, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-545-6335
  • Hours: vary by appointment

Have an in-home consultation, then take advantage of the Applied Behavior Analysis program, feeding services, sleep consultation and more. Parents can even learn positive child management strategies.

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. A wide range of family-centered services are offered including speech, occupational and physical therapy to meet each child’s specific needs.

Easter Seals

  • Address: 2399 E. Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills (Home-based care is also available)
  • Phone: 248-475-6400
  • 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.

Gateway Pediatric Therapy

  • Address: 32100 Telegraph Road, Suite 185, Bingham Farms; 31201 Chicago Road South, Suite 203, Warren
  • Phone: 248-712-4266
  • Hours: Both locations: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday (sometimes opens at 7 a.m.); by appointment on Saturdays

Center offers assessment, treatment and intervention services for children with autism and developmental disabilities. ABA therapy is offered in-home and at the centers, which are currently expanding and now serve up to age 19.

Judson Center Autism Connections

Ann Arbor

  • Address: 3840 Packard Road, Suite 180, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-528-1692

Royal Oak

  • Address: 4410 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-549-4339


  • Address: 12723 Telegraph Road, Suite 200, Redford
  • Phone: 313-794-5653


  • Address: 12200 13 Mile Road, Suite 200, Warren
  • Phone: 586-573-1810

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: Locations offer different services. Hours vary by program.

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.


Bloomfield Hills

  • Address: 36700 Woodward Ave., Suite 109, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: 2:30-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2:30-6 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday-Sunday


  • Address: 37699 Six Mile Road, Suite 240, Livonia
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: 1-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday

Sterling Heights

  • Address: 43200 Dequindre Road, Suite 103, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: noon-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 2:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday

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.

Northern Oakland Autism Center, LLC

  • Address: 1796 S. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-895-2047
  • Hours: vary; call for appointment

North Oakland will develop an individualized treatment plan to meet the needs of your family. Plans include socialization skills training, behavior intervention plans, family training and coaching and much more.

PsychSystems Autism Center

  • Address: 20955 Bournemouth St., Harper Woods
  • Phone: 734-729-7792
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 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: By appointment

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.

Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center at Beaumont Children’s Hospital

  • Address: 1695 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 120, Berkley; Note: Relocating to Southfield in early 2017.
  • Phone: 248-691-4744
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

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

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, closed Friday

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

The Children’s Center

  • Address: 79 W. Alexandrine St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-831-5535
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

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 Early Intervention Center

  • Address: 55 Park St., Troy
  • Phone: 248-565-8970
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

This non-profit organization has been offering center-based ABA therapy for ages 18 months to 9 years since 2001.

The Friendship Circle

  • Address: 6892 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-788-7878
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on public holidays but closed Jewish holidays and on Saturday

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.

Total Education Solutions

  • Address: 2221 Livernois Road, Suite 101, Troy
  • Phone: 248-544-0360
  • Hours: 9 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.

  • The best center for ABA therapy in Oakland/Wayne Co. is by far Gateway Pediatric Therapy……the work they’ve done with my son has changed our lives!

    • I humbly disagree with the statement that Gateway Pediatric Therapy is the best of anything. The best I can say is that it’s very clean. On the surface, it seems like the type of place your child could thrive. In reality, they are a start-up with barely trained technicians working with the children, many of which are being trained on the children’s time. If you choose to try this clinic, please remain present until you’re sure your child is being treated respectfully and the structure of the session and programs are right for your child.

      • Stacey W.

        Thanks so much for your comment! What would you say is the top autism center in the area?

        • I can’t say which is the best. Ultimately, I think each family will have an opinion based on their child and the center’s ability to meet that child’s needs with respect and compassion.

        • Stacy,
          You may consider a relational based model like PLAY project, and DIR/Floortime. I don’t know your particular goals or the areas in which your child struggles, but for us speech/OT has helped tremendously. We attend a small private preschool that is well suited for kids that display the milder symptoms of ASD. I know what current research says, but I also know that I’ve read research provided by PLAY project that also shows that the children who participate demonstrate measurable improvement, and I know what I’ve seen with my own child. I do think with those models parents need to devote much time to PLAY model of interaction…minimum of 20 hours but we have made it a way of life so it’s pretty much round the clock. Healing haven offers a parent/child 12 week training program where you can learn to use the principles of ABA to develop the right programs and deliver them. Then if you’re comfortable with ABA you can either choose to do a home program through whatever BCBA you choose or go center based. I’d just advise that you consider all options and decode for yourself what is best for your child. I’m happy to chat offline if you need to.

          • You seem very knowledgeable. I’m just starting on this journey with my3.5 year old. Tired of trying to wait for a diagnosis so looking to pay for GOOD ABA out of pocket. She’s already getting speech but want a more comprehensive approach. Any advice? Do you know of a good place in the Canton/Belleville area?

          • I have difficulty recommending ABA providers because I think that each child and family are unique, and though I’ve observed at many centers you can’t tell anything until you start working with them and see the technician(s) who are working with your child delivering therapy. You may want to check out Building Bridges they offer home based and center based and are located in Plymouth. They also have a pre-school and kindergarten. The waiting lists can be long at established centers. I would recommend the book The Verbal Behavior Approach while you wait.

  • My son has been receiving ABA Therapy for almost 3 months now through Centria Healthcare. I have seen so much improvement over the year. I would definitely recommend.

    • Hey how long did it take for you to get your child results from centria

  • In response to the negative post above, and to all of the readers of this column/site, as the Clinical Director of Gateway Pediatric Therapy, I can say that in almost a decade of practicing as a BCBA and more than 1 year after having founded Gateway, we’ve only had one unhappy family. For privacy purposes I cannot disclose the circumstances of the events that transpired in that one instance, but I can say that the entire Clinic went above and beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of child and the family, and in spite of our best efforts that family remained unhappy with our work. What’s sad is that they took to this forum to disparage my life’s work and the work of my amazing staff, which offers a beacon of hope to so many very satisfied and happy families that receive our services.

    In spite of the above, everyone at Gateway works tirelessly to deliver a superior level of service and therapy that is fully transparent and involves collaboration with our families on every possible level. That said, we invite members of the community to come into our offices to see for themselves the level of quality we deliver in all aspects of the ABA therapy process. Sometimes no matter what you do you cannot please people, however it is my mission, the mission of my BCBA’s and our entire staff, to provide a level of quality that cannot be found anywhere else. We are so proud to serve the families of the Metro Detroit area, and again, invite you all to come and tour our facility and meet me and my staff before allowing an online review to unfairly prejudice your opinion of the fantastic work done at Gateway Pediatric Therapy.

  • How are you,

    I am pleased to contact you.

    My name is Sameh Elnaggar, I am Egyptian , I have big problem in my life.
    My son has some features of autism, I failed to improve and manage his case, I went to many autistic centers in Egypt, sometimes I see his improvement is little good and many times I see his improvement is so bad.

    My child is 8 years now. From his birth until nearly 3 years he was OK and normal after 3 years we noticed that he has some changes.. After consultation with some doctors, the diagnosis is mild to moderate autism and ADD.

    We did some tests for my child like CARS,Gilliam and Vineland , we found some scores reached between 35- 30.
    We did also hearing test,EEG and CT scan and he is normal.
    We did test for food allergy but was negative.

    He went to some classes for improvement his awareness and abilities. He takes medicine daily like Omega 3 about 5 ml once daily and Risperidone about 0.5 ml daily, But we don’t see good results and positive changes just sometimes we see very slow and little improvement.

    He is still repeating words and phrases, difficult to speech and express about himself. He still has some difficulties in many things like eating using spoon, difficult to change habits in types of foods.
    For Examples, he likes to eat only fried potato, chicken, rice, chicken soap, orange juice and biscuits.

    We didn’t try Oxygen therapy,diet nutrition and stem cell therapy.

    Unfortunately we don’t have good and qualified schools and trusted centers to deal with Autism or Asperger syndrome,So I think I have to transfer with my family to another country to help my child.

    I would like to ask your favor to help me to enroll my child in one of your esteemed schools but I am afraid of tuition cost becoming high comparing to my financial ability and I would like to ask about opportunities to get scholarship or reasonable cost of tuition to help my son.

    Everyday and every moment we think about my son ,we always feel worried,scared and we would like to do our best for my son to feel satisfied about ourselves but how and where.

    I am Egyptian Dentist and my wife also medial practitioner. Our home language is Arabic but we can speak English quite good because this is our working and studying language and we lived in Malaysia 3 years.
    So if our attendance to any country in the world will help our child for treatment, we don’t mind at all.
    We can take long on leave from our work for helping my child.

    Please tell us the right way..

    Thanks a lot and our regards to you,

    Sameh Elnaggar

    • Hi Saleh,
      I feel for your struggle and frustration. It is amazing to hear that you are willing to even travel to another country to help your son. We were in Germany when my daughter was diagnosed. After an extensive research, i learned that many countries adopt treatments developed from the US. We’ve decided to quickly move back to the states: earlier you start the intervention, the better. It’s been 4+years since we started this journey and we looked into many programs- Aba, vba, PLAY, dir, holistic and biomedical interventions, etc. But as stated above, every child on the spectrum responses differently to these treatments and you just have to find what works best for your child and your family. We have now established a good team for our daughter with the resources we have. I know there are a lot of great centers in this country but if I can pick one place, I would take my daughter to the Able Academy in Naples, Florida. It’s a center based program, privately run by some passionate and loving people. I hope that helps. Good luck.

  • Hello
    I just read an interesting article about children with autism and theater. I am the founder of an inclusion theater in Houston: Dionysus Theatre ( For nineteen years, I have worked with teens and adults with all forms of disabilities. I can tell you first hand that theater is an empowering tool, especially for those with Autism. The social aspect alone is beneficiary. The confidence that follows only leads to a better life for all. I have recently written a book ‘Your Role in Inclusion Theatre: The Guide to Integrating Actors with Disabilities and Nondisabled in Your Theatre and Classes.” ( I also do extensive training in educating educators on the benefits of theater and those with disabilities throughout the US.
    I urge educators and parents to become advocates for those with disabilities and allowing them to participate in theater in schools and elsewhere. Inclusion works. We are an award winning, dream creating theater that has changed many lives. Best, Deborah Nowinski


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