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 in Michigan’s southeast region with specialists ready to provide the services fit for your family. Here is a list of autism centers offering support services such as parent education, Applied Behavioral Analysis, therapy, workshops and much more in the Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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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: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 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.-6 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: 46200 Port St., Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-454-0866
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-3 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

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)

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

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

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.

Center for TLC

  • Address: 44738 Morley Drive, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-421-4062
  • Hours: Contact for details

A family-centered pediatric therapy facility that provides one-on-one services to meet each child’s individual needs. Services include Applied Behavioral Analysis, occupational, speech, massage and physical therapies.

Centria Healthcare Autism Services

  • Address: Main office at 41521 W. 11 Mile Road, Novi; serves the entire state of Michigan through services in-home and at centers in Clinton Township, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Sterling Heights, Waterford and Wyandotte
  • 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: 3901 Beaubien St., Detroit; Therapy: 41935 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 202, Novi; 16700 17 Mile Road, Suite B, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 313-745-KIDS (5437)
  • 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.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. first Saturday of the month.

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; 19853 W. Outer Drive, Suite 110, Dearborn
  • Phone: 248-712-4266
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday (sometimes opens at 7 a.m.); 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays

Center offers assessment, treatment and intervention services for children with autism and developmental disabilities from ages 0-18. ABA therapy is offered in-home and at the centers.

Judson Center Autism Connections

Ann Arbor

  • Address: 3840 Packard Road, Suite 170, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-528-1692
  • Address: 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-528-2003

Royal Oak

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

Redford

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

Warren

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

Hours vary by program.

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.

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 summer programs. 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: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 12:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday-Sunday

Livonia

  • Address: 37699 Six Mile Road, Suite 240, Livonia
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday-Sunday

Sterling Heights

  • Address: 14844 Hall Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 800-600-4096
  • Hours: 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 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.

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: 30503 Greenfield Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-691-4744
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 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, 9-11 a.m. 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 a.m.-4 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: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.

Total Spectrum Care

  • Address: 2723 S. State St., Suite 150, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 844-263-1613
  • Hours: Contact for details

Total Spectrum Care offers in-home ABA services, helps families to develop a treatment behavior plan and more. A free consultation is offered for those interested in learning more about ABA Therapy.

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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!

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    • 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?

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        • 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.

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        • 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.

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          • 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.

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

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  • 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 (www.dionysustheatre.net). 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.” (Amazon.com). 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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