Top Metro Detroit Autism Centers Offering Expert Services for Your Child

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

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 metro Detroit and Ann Arbor with specialists ready to provide the services fit for your family.

Here is a list of the top autism centers offering support services such as parent education, Applied Behavior Analysis, therapy, workshops and much more in the Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Featured: MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy

  • Locations: 15 metro Detroit locations including Brownstown, Dearborn Heights, Rochester Hills, North Sterling Heights, Clarkston, Detroit, Saline, South Sterling Lights, Davison, Madison Heights, Southfield, West Bloomfield, Dearborn, Plymouth and South Lyon; Opening soon in Bloomfield Hills and Roseville
  • Phone: 312-278-4601 

MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy provides integrated pediatric therapy services for clients primarily in Southeast Michigan and celebrates a 20-year storied history of improving the lives of kids through pediatric therapy.

MetroEHS offers services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, ABA, mental health services, feeding therapy and more. MetroEHS’ mission is to “Reveal the SUPER in Every Child” and transform children’s lives in truly amazing ways.

 For more information, visit their website.

Autism Centers in Metro Detroit

Acorn Health (Formerly Autism Center of Michigan)

  • Multiple locations in metro Detroit

Acorn Health offers individualized, age-appropriate learning objectives, one-on-one therapy (in-home or at the center), training and support to parents, weekly supervision of Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), service coordination with other specialists and family training.

Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families

This center has a medical home model of care, meaning it has 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.

Beaumont Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center

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 and programs for parents. Families are key here, especially in programs such as the CARE Program.

Building Bridges Therapy Center

Kids with autism can get individual speech, occupational and physical therapy at this center. Building Bridges also offers Applied Behavior Analysis, psychological diagnostics and counseling, feeding therapy, music therapy, family support and more.

Center for TLC 

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

Centria Autism

  • Multiple locations in metro Detroit

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

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Autism Center provides an evaluation and multi-disciplinary treatment for children. It also offers parent education courses to support families. It also has the world’s first pediatric-dedicated Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner.

Creating Brighter Futures 

This autism center is for children ages 2-18. It’s a family learning center that specializes in one-on-one ABA therapy for autism, and fun group therapy and social interaction with peers. Since the center’s primary goal is to give parents the tools they need for any situation, it offers monthly training programs for parents.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Autism Spectrum Disorders Program

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.

Early Autism Services

Center-based therapy is recommended here for children to succeed in a more structured setting. Clients will build social skills with their peers. Call for a free consultation.

Easter Seals

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. Home-based care is also available.

Gateway Pediatric Therapy 

  • Multiple locations in metro Detroit

Gateway offers ABA therapy, and provides treatment and intervention services in-home and at the clinics. Different sites offer different services; call to get information available at each center.

Healing Haven 

Healing Haven is a one-stop shop for behavioral health and autism therapy services for families and individuals ages 2-16. Services include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, ABA parent training, speech therapy, occupational therapy, counseling and autism testing and assessments.

Judson Center Autism Connections

  • Multiple Locations in metro Detroit 

The Judson Center’s Autism Connections offers diagnostic assessments, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, family counseling, summer programs and social skills clubs.

Kaufman Children’s Center 

Kaufman Children’s Center offers a number of specialized treatment options, ranging from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy at the center and in-home to summer programs. The center also provides evaluation, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy and more.

MORC Autism Center

MORC Autism Center offers a Family Life Skill Program that is focused on helping families that have a child with autism. Applied Behavior Analysis, social skills training and numerous informational seminars and support groups are offered as well.

Oxford Recovery Center 

Oxford Recover Centers use a synergistic approach to autism. Kids will learn skills that increase positive behaviors and help them become more successful in their homes, schools and communities.

Quality Care Rehab & Autism Center  

Quality Care Rehab & Autism Center offers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), physical, occupational and speech therapy. The center also customizes an individual plan for each person.

Spark Center for Autism

Spark Center for Autism helps children diagnosed with autism through early, effective, evidence-based intervention, and provides ABA services to children from 18 months through age 10.

Strident Healthcare ABA Center for Autism

Strident Healthcare helps children with ABA therapy and speech therapy. It also has ABA telehealth services.

Sunfield Center for Autism, ADHD and Behavioral Health

Families can find a range of services here, including psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with autism, parent support group, organizational skills treatment, social skills treatment, telehealth services and more.

The Ann Arbor Center of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

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

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

This family-centered ABA therapy is a non-profit organization that gives parents and children the tools they need. Also offers one-on-one instruction and speech therapy.

The Friendship Circle 

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.

The Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD)

The Autism Care locations in Hamtramck and Troy both provide a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, ABA therapy services and a medical home standard of primary care.

Total Spectrum Care

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.

University Pediatricians Autism Center 

Provides individualized parent training as part of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy as well as ABA that can be adapted to the child’s skill level and needs across various domains. Each treatment plan is tailored to the child’s needs.


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