Special Needs Resources

Top Occupational Therapists for Children in Southeast Michigan

Searching for occupational therapy for children just got easier. Here are some recommendations from parents like you.

Sports Fun for Kids with Special Needs

Spotlight on several southeast Michigan groups that give special children an active outlet, positive social experiences – and much more.

Two Local Authors Pen Books About Special Needs Parenting

Both reads offer advice and guidance for parents of children with special needs.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Helps Kids ‘Bash Up’ Cancer

With the help of a 3D printer, the hospital is able to print out an exact replica of a child's tumor – so he or she can smash it.

Metropolitan Speech, Sensory & ABA Center is a One-Stop Play Spot

Housed in the former building of My Urban Toddler in Saline, this space provides play and entertainment for all children.

Cool Places for Kids with Special Needs to Get Fit

Encourage your child with special needs to lead a healthy lifestyle. Check out these two southeast Michigan spots where they can work out and have fun, too

Kids Born With Disorders of Sex Development

For some parents whose kids have a Disorders of Sex Development condition, the answer to, 'Boy or girl?' is complex. We explore life for these families.

How to Identify and Help Kids with Learning Disabilities

They can't be 'seen' like other disabilities. But catching them early has big benefits. Discover the signs your child might have one – and what to do if so.

Resources and Programs for Adults with Special Needs

There are several resources in Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for adults with special needs. Find details here.

Special Needs Kids Summer Fun Activity Tips for Parents

Whether a yard, beach, park, mall or tent of blankets, find 10 ways to create memories and meaning for kids with special needs.

The Sound of Silence: When Children Are Born Deaf

When you have a baby born deaf, it can trigger worry for parents. Two local families share stories on finding the right solutions for their kids.

How Retreats Help Parents of Special Needs Kids

One local mom shares how attending retreats for moms of special needs kids has helped her de-stress and recharge.
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