Top Autism Centers in Southeast Michigan

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

Autism Centers Roundup

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, 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.

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

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.

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. 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

  • Address: 1105 N. Telegraph Road, Waterford (Home-based care is also available)
  • 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.

Judson Center Autism Connections

Ann Arbor

  • Address: 3840 Packard Road, Suite 170, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-528-1692
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday; programs vary

Royal Oak

  • Address: 4410 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-549-4339
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 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.

Neurocore

Bloomfield Hills

  • Address: 36700 Woodward Ave., Suite 109, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: 2-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, 2-8 p.m. Thursday, closed Friday-Sunday

Livonia

  • Address: 37699 Six Mile Road, Suite 240, Livonia
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, 1-8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday

Sterling Heights

  • Address: 43200 Dequindre Road, Suite 103, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: 1-8 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, 1-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, closed Saturday-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.

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 SibShop, a place for siblings of kids with special needs to hang out and socialize.

PsychSystems Autism Center

  • Address: 20955 Bournemouth Ave., Harper Woods
  • Phone: 734-729-7792
  • 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: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; some after-hours and weekend appointments are 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.

Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center at Beaumont Children’s Hospital

  • Address: 1695 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 120, Berkley
  • Phone: 248-691-4744
  • 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 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, 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: 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 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, programs vary on Sundays; 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. Note: Some fees for programs.

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.

Wish Upon a Teen

  • Address: 36880 Woodward Ave., Suite 106, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-792-2938 (office), 888-515-7988 (toll free)
  • Hours: Contact for details

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

Comments
  • 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!

    Reply
    • 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.

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      • Stacey W.

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

        Reply
        • 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.

          Reply
  • 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.

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