Special Needs Resources

Metro Parent and Henry Ford Health System's Annual Living with Autism...

Metro Parent Magazine and Henry Ford Health System present a day dedicated to unlocking the puzzle of autism – for parents and professionals.

Kaufman Children's Center Sensory Gym for Kids with Special Needs

Swings, zip lines, a rock wall and quiet nooks are designed to help children with sensory challenges. Explore a new feature at this West Bloomfield therapy resource.

Deaf Santa Hears All Southeast Michigan Kids' Wishes

Every Christmas season, a very jolly Scott Powers, who is deaf himself, turns into a unique Santa Claus who truly hears every child's holiday wish list.

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, 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.
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