Autism Resources

Metro Parent’s Living with Autism Workshop

Join Metro Parent and Henry Ford Health System for the 11th annual Living with Autism conference on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Detroit Marriott Troy.

What Should You Do if You Suspect Your Child Has Autism?

Kerry Peterson of Kaufman Children's Center in West Bloomfield offers advice.

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.

Autism Centers in Michigan’s Grand Rapids Area

Where can you find autism centers in Michigan – specifically in Grand Rapids? Browse our list.

6 Myths and Truths About ABA Therapy

Think ABA is just for autism or that it involves 'bribes'? Get the facts on this popular autism therapy from a local expert with Total Spectrum.

5 Autism-Friendly Halloween Tips for Families

A local expert shares Halloween tips for parents of children with autism and other special needs to make the spooky holiday more sensory-friendly.

Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy

What is this leading therapy and why is it so effective for kids with autism? A local expert explains.

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.

Tips for Young Adults with Autism on Finding Employment

For those on the autism spectrum, it isn't always easy to find a job. Here are five practical pieces of advice on employment for people with autism.

Sensory-Friendly Cinema for Children with Autism

Going to the movies doesn't have to be stressful for children on the spectrum – thanks to these special movie screenings at AMC Theatres and Emagine.

Autism Could Be Predicted in Babies, Study Says

New research used MRIs to predict which babies would develop autism spectrum disorder.

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.
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