Below is a list of area resources provided by members of the Wayne County Autism Society, Way/SAC. This list is not an endorsement of any services but is a guide we hope will be useful to individuals with Autism and their families.
Managers of Comprehensive Provider Networks -
YOUR CHOICE – helps you to select a managed care network (888) 490-9698
Consumer Link Network, Inc. (888) 711-5465 1333 Brewery Park Blvd, Suite 300, Detroit, MI 48207
Synergy Partners, LLC (866) 724-7544 3031 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202
Community Living Services, Inc. (866) 381-7600 35425 Michigan Avenue West, Wayne, MI 48184
Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency (313) 833-2421 640 Temple Street, 8th Floor, Detroit, MI 48201
Wayne County Crisis Line and information & referral line (313) 224-7000
Child Care Referrals
Early On Michigan – 1-800-327-5966 Support system for children with special needs from birth to age three. Project Find -1-800-252-0052 – Free evaluation for those children with disabilities.
Education, Support, Advocacy & Referrals
The ARC – provides services and advocacy to people with developmental disabilities
The ARC Detroit (313) 842-7010 Arc Downriver (734) 283-0710 Arc of Dearborn/Dearborn Heights (313) 945-0044 The Arc of Northwest Wayne County (313) 532-7915
Initial Evaluations and Referrals
Children’s Hospital(313) 745-5785 University of Michigan Medical Center (734) 764-7269 University of Detroit Mercy, Psychology Clinic (313) 578-0570 Henry Ford Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities (313) 916-4665 Eastern Michigan University Autism Collaborative Center (734) 485-2890
Therapy Centers for Individuals Without or With Insurance
Henry Ford Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities (313) 916-4665 Eastern Michigan University Autism Collaborative Center (734) 485-2890
Children’s Hospital(313) 745-5785 Children’s Hospital Autism Center (248) 305-6172 University of Michigan Medical Center (734) 764-7269 Building Bridges Therapy Center (734) 454-0866 Judson Center Autism Connection (734) 994-2300 Psychsystems PC Developmental Disability Service (734) 729-7792
Other Supports and Information
Autism Society of America 800-328-8476
Advocates for effective services and supports, offers reliable information, and provides a nationwide network of chapters so that parents, professionals and those on the Autism spectrum can meet, share resources and experiences attend conferences and receive the latest information.
Autism Society of Michigan (ASM) (517) 882-2800
Offers support Services to people with Autism, their families and the professional who support them.
Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) (313) 577-6368
The institute works with other agencies to provide Circle of Friends services. These services may include statewide education, in school inclusion, community support, research and dissemination of services for the promotion of community inclusion, productivity independence/interdependence, self-determination, and natural supports for people with disabilities.
Latino Family Services (313) 841-3730
Provides outpatient, outreach, family support and case management for persons with developmental disabilities.
United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Michigan (248) 557-5070
Provides education, training and advocacy for families who have a member with a developmental disability. They can help with IEP’s and has listings for special ed programs.
University of Michigan Dentistry (734) 936-5950 Tri-County Dental Health Council (248) 559-7767 Through the United Way
Western Wayne County Therapeutic Recreation
Web site www.wwctr.info/. will list some recreation programs. There are different activities/events for the following: Canton Township, City of Dearborn, City of Livonia, City of Northville, Van Buren Township, City of Wayne, and City of Westland. Anyone from Michigan can participate. If you do not have access to a computer, let me know and I will send copies of the web sites.
The Children’s Center (313) 831-5520
To help children and families shape their own futures. Utilizes: Art, Music, Play, Dance, Talk, Movement Journaling, Drumming, Behavior Modification, Activities for Daily Living.
Financial Subsidy/Health Insurance
Wayne County Community Mental Health
Dana Phillips(313) 833-2493
Tia Davis (313) 833-2492
Families with a member who has a mental disability may be eligible for financial assistance through a monthly subsidy provided by this agency. You may call either of these numbers for an application.
MIChild (888) 988-6300
A government health insurance program which provides very affordable health care coverage to uninsured children of Michigan’s working families. Family income must fall below a specified monthly income limit depending on number of children.
Michigan Department of Civil Rights (313) 456-3700
State government agency that investigates claims of discrimination including claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Michigan’s Person’s with Disabilities Civil Rights Acts.
Michigan Protection and Advocacy (800) 288-5923
Provides free legal advice and advocacy regarding rights of people with disabilities. They also provide a great, easy to read manual explaining the rights of people with disabilities under state and federal law.