Special Needs Resources

How Can We Practice Speech and Language at Home Without Therapy Materials?

Albiona Rakipi, MA, CCC-SLP, of Kaufman Children's Center offers tips for families.
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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 virtual activities that can be tailored to meet their needs.

Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center are Sensory Certified

Zoo experiences for kids with special needs are in better reach since the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak and Belle Isle Nature Center in Detroit became sensory certified.

Sterling Heights Community Center Built on Inclusion

The new Sterling Heights Community Center, opened in February 2020, focuses on offering sports and active fun for kids and families of all ability levels.

Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center & Salon in St. Clair Shores

Set to open in 2020, Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center & Salon offers nutrition, fitness activities, end-of chemo parties and more for children.

Kids Services at Hope Network Center for Autism in Livonia

The former location of Ladywood High school is transforming into Hope Center for Autism in Livonia, where kids will receive a variety of services.

How Can I Help My Child Develop Better Handwriting Skills?

Amy Hengstebeck, OTRL, with Kaufman Children’s Center offers advice for families.
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Indoor Activities for Kids of All Abilities

Looking for things to do indoors with a child who has special needs? Here, we offer 8 creative indoor activities for kids of all abilities to try.

How Can I Help My Child Sleep Better?

Kerry Peterson, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, from Kaufman Children's Center, offers advice for families.

What Are Some Winter Sensory Strategies?

Amy Hengstebeck, OTRL, from Kaufman Children's Center, offers advice for families.

How Can I Practice Speech and Language Skills With My Child at Home?

Kaitlyn Steele, MS, CCC-SLP, with Kaufman Children's Center offers advice for families.
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Anastasia and Katie’s Coffee Shop & Café in Livonia is an Inclusive Workplace

A trio of metro Detroit residents whose loved ones have Down Syndrome came together to open an inclusive workplace where people all abilities can join the workforce.