Special Needs Resources

Repairing Cleft Palates in Kids

Since John Paul Orlosky was diagnosed with cleft palate, he's had surgeries and setbacks but now can speak clearly.

Bloomfield Hills-Based Nonprofit Wish Upon a Teen

The group helps local teens with cancer, chronic illness and autism spectrum disorder to have teenage experiences, like making friends and going to events.

Learning the Special Needs Education System

Find out why it it may seem tough to navigate, and what can parents do to figure it all out, thanks to information from local experts

Road Map to Special Needs Education

From identifying a disability to setting up your student's Individualized Education Program, here are five steps to get you started.

Special Needs Resources for Families

Check out the following organizations for workshops, services, additional special education information and more.

Tips for Interacting with Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities

A local mom and a teacher from University Prep Academy Elementary Mark Murray Campus provide insight and advice.

Belightful Yoga Brings Classes to Kids, Special Needs Children

A Royal Oak-based mobile yoga program delivers the benefits of this mind body practice to children and kids, especially special needs families.

West Bloomfield Student Wins National Braille Challenge

Meet the southeast Michigan boy that competed against braille readers across the United States and Canada in 2014 – and took the top spot.

Team TMR Energy Bar for Special Needs

A non-GMO, organic snack for children with food allergies and other special needs, which was launched by an Oakland County mom.

Imerman Angels Cancer Support in Southeast Michigan

A nonprofit started by a metro Detroit native and cancer survivor expands to metro Detroit. The group offers patients and their caregivers free one-on-one support.

Dutton Farm's Thrifts and Gifts to Employ People with Special Needs

The local nonprofit for individuals with special needs created a shop where people of different abilities can work and earn money.

Local Resources for Parents of Deaf Children, Hard of Hearing Kids

Looking for assistance, support and resources for your deaf or hard of hearing family or child? Check out this list of local organizations.