Special Needs Resources

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Depression in Kids: Identifying and Treating This Mental Health Issue

Clinical depression in kids and adolescents is rising, along with correlated suicides. Here's how to spot this often-hidden mood disorder – and help kids.
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Easy, Cheap and Fun Sensory Bin Ideas

Kids with special needs or sensory processing disorders will love these fun and simple sensory bin ideas.
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Weighted Blanket Benefits for Kids With Special Sleep Needs

They've become wildly popular, but they've actually been around for a while. Discover weighted blanket benefits for kids – and see if it's a snug fit for you.

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.