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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.

Girls and Asperger’s Syndrome

Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are being woefully under-identified and under-served by the system. Metro Parent looks into the roots of this diagnostic discrepancy.

Tips on Enjoying Amusement Parks with Kids with Autism

Some theme parks, like Cedar Point, Kings Island and Michigan's Adventure, offer programs to help families of kids with autism. Learn about them and discover tips on how to prepare for your child's day.

Getting Help with Autism

Did you recently find out your child has autism? An expert offers first steps on how to help your child with autism and where to find resources.

Resources and Programs for Adults with Special Needs

There are several resources in Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for adults with special needs. Find details here.

The Most Common Mental Illnesses in Kids

Even young children can suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. Here, parents can learn the sometimes surprising signs to look for and how to get help.

Pediatrics Then and Now: How the Medical Field Has Changed

Dr. Marshall Blondy of Southfield Pediatrics discusses the changes the medical field has seen over the last five decades.

Talk to Education Experts at Metro Parent's Education Expo

Learn more about the exhibitors and sponsors at the 20th annual Education Expo.

Diet and Kids with Special Needs

Can a change in food intake help some children with special needs? The medical jury may be out, but here's a look at three different approaches.

Michigan Autism Insurance Reform for Kids

The state finally passed a law in 2012 requiring insurance companies to cover treatment. As it takes effect Oct. 15, how will the medical community handle the influx of new patients?

Helping Children Diagnosed with Autism

Henry Ford center gives parents and kids hope.

Michigan House Passes Autism Insurance Reform Bills

The bills, which Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law, will make autism treatments more affordable for many Michigan families.
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Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?