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Special Needs Events for Kids and Parents in Metro Detroit

Parents of children with special needs in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can plan ahead for fun activities, sensory-friendly movie showings and more that are tailored to meet their needs.

Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

Some children are hypersensitive to – or detached from – everyday sights, sounds, touches and tastes. Here's a look at Sensory Processing Disorder in children, and how therapy helps.

Play-Place Autism and Special Needs Center in Sterling Heights Offers Fun and Resources

Find recreational, educational and therapeutic fun for kids with autism and other special needs at the Play-Place Autism and Special Needs Center.

Finding a ‘Special’ Place of Worship

Many churches, synagogues and mosques are working to welcome and include children with special needs in in their congregations.

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.

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.

April Events in Grand Rapids for Families

Looking for things to do with kids in Grand Rapids? Find family fun for spring break in Grand Rapids and other upcoming events in the city, too.

Speech Delay in Kids: How to Help Late Talkers

Should you seek help or give your child time to develop her speech? Here's what parents need to know about delayed speech in your kids.

What is ABA Therapy?

A behavior analyst with Henry Ford explains Applied Behavior Analysis therapy that's commonly used for kids with autism.

The Power of Parent-to-Parent Time

For these local moms and dads, nothing beats some time sharing the unique trials, tribulations and triumphs of parenting a child with special needs.

Finding a Service Dog for Your Child’s Needs

Have a child with vision impairment, hearing impairment or autism? Consider a service dog. Here are a few of many service dog organizations to check out.

A Different Kind of Dog: How Service Dogs Help Kids

Learn how service dogs of all kinds help those with special needs, health issues and disabilities – and provide important companionship.
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Adaptive Sports for Kids with Disabilities and Special Needs

In search of adaptive sports for kids with physical or developmental disabilities? Here are local sports programs for kids with special needs in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.

Earth Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Celebrate Mother Earth on April 22, 2021, at one of these eco-friendly Earth Day events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Freebies for Vaccinated People in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

These spots offering free items or discounts to people who can prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

What Every Parent Should Know About Developmental Delays

You have a new baby in your life. But how will you know if your child is developing normally? An expert from the Autism Alliance of Michigan offers some insight.

MSU Research Reports Sagging Areas in Pandemic Teaching

A survey from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative found teachers are struggling to find students and maintain attendance during virtual school.