Top Autism Centers in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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 Behavioral Analysis, therapy, workshops and much more in the Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Acorn Health (Formerly Autism Center of Michigan)

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
  • 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.

Autism Home Support Services

Offers in-home, center-based and hybrid home- and center-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), group social skills training, behavior management and more – plus support for the entire family unit through family and individual counseling and parent coaching. They also have in-house insurance team that will work with your insurance company to ensure that you are covered for the services rendered.

Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families

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
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; 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

Clinton Township
  • Address: 9100 Brombach St.
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5p.m. Monday-Friday (diagnostic services), 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (therapy services)

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.

Center for TLC

  • Address: 30330 Hickey Road, New Baltimore
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday

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: Serves the entire state of Michigan through services in-home and at centers in Brighton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Southgate, Taylor and Waterford
  • 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

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.

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 to deal with any situation, they have free quarterly 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.

Gateway Pediatric Therapy

Bingham Farms
Grosse Pointe Woods
Lake Orion
  • Address: 1236 S. Lapeer Road
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: 37721 Pembroke Ave.
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Shelby Township
  • Address: 49970 Van Dyke Ave.
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Sterling Heights

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. Other centers in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Flint and Owosso. Also has centers in Georgia and Ohio.

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

Ann Arbor
Farmington Hills
Royal Oak

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 and hours vary by program.

Kaufman Children’s Center

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.

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 Behavioral Analysis, social skills training and numerous informational seminars and support groups are offered, as well.

Northern Oakland Autism Center, LLC 

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.

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 home, school and communities.

Quality Care Rehab & Autism Center 

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

Spark Center for Autism, LLC

Spark Center for Autism helps children diagnosed with autism through early, effective, evidence-based intervention, and provides ABA services to children from 18 months though age 8.

Strident Healthcare ABA Center for Autism

Strident Healthcare helps children with ABA therapy. They also have parent meetings and support groups.

Sunfield Center for Autism, ADHD and Behavioral Health

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 

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

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 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
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 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

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

Sterling Heights
  • Address: 34475 Mound Road
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

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. Locations also in East Lansing and Kalamazoo.

University Pediatricians Autism Center 

Clinton Township

Provides individualized parent trainings 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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