Special Needs Resources for Families

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As you're navigating the road to special needs education, there might be some additional resources you're looking for. Well, look no further than the list below. We've rounded up a list of places to help get you started.

Detroit Public Schools Placement Center

  • Address: 2001 W. Warren Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-748-6499

Evaluates student's IEP to place child in a school, can assist with changing addresses; also monitors class sizes, assigning students to teachers, investigates and resolves compliance complaints, professional development on IEP process

Early On

  • Address: 13109 Schavey Road, Suite 4, DeWitt
  • Phone: 800-EARLYON (327-5966)

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Early intervention services for infants and toddlers (0-3) who have developmental delays or disabilities

Michigan Alliance for Families

  • Address: 3111 Grand River Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-557-8780

Resources, information about various special needs and disabilities topics, explanations of laws and rights, breakdown of disabilities, webinars and events

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service

  • Address: 4095 Legacy Parkway, Suite 500, Lansing
  • Phone: 800-288-5923

Protections for those with disabilities, education on laws and rights

Neighborhood Service Organization – Life Choices

Children's services:

  • Address: 9641 Harper Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-875-7601

Adult services:

  • Address: 8600 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-875-7601

Resources, support, support coordination, parenting skills training, guardianship assistance and more

Parent Resource Center at Charles R. Drew Transition Center

(DPS parents only)

  • Address: 9600 Wyoming St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-873-8491

Workshops on various topics, support, resources, information on laws, rights; check DPS' website for a calendar of workshops and topics

PsyGenics Inc.

  • Address: 11000 W. McNichols Road, Suite 210, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-340-4442

Outpatient program including supports coordination, therapies, respite care, Project SEARCH, guardianship, Link to Wellness program, peer mentor program

The Children's Center

  • Address: 79 W. Alexandrine St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-262-1212

Advocacy in school, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) clinic, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) services, mental health and behavioral services, school-based services, assisting kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities (KIDDs) program

Wayne RESA

  • Address: 33500 Van Born Road, Wayne
  • Phone: 734-334-1300

Explanations of and information on laws and rights, transition planning details and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), plus forms, parent advisory committee

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