Farmington Hills Health Care Centers

Finding Farmington Hills and Farmington cerebral palsy resources related to health care and medicine can be overwhelming. In this section, we’ll list and explain a few of Farmington and Farmington Hills’ best, most specialized resources for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP), brain damage, birth injuries, or other special needs.

1. Botsford Hospital

Botsford Hospital’s Main Campus provides a wide range of services that may be particularly beneficial to patients experiencing clinical needs related to birth injury, pregnancy and delivery, cerebral palsy, and more. Located in Farmington Hills, Botsford Hospital provides care for patients from Oakland and Wayne Counties (including Farmington, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Southfield, West Bloomfield, Novi, Plymouth, Downriver, and surrounding communities). Specific services available through Botsford Hospital include assisted living, long term care, rehabilitation, pediatrics, surgery, imaging, orthopedics, and many more.

2. Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders (MIND)

Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders (MIND) is Michigan’s largest private neurological practice, specializing in disorders and injuries of the brain, spine, and nervous system. From the MIND center in Farmington Hills, medical professionals provide clinical and rehabilitative services for patients with conditions such as movement disorders, epilepsy and seizures, spinal disorders, cerebral palsy, neurological conditions, spasticity, and other conditions caused by intracranial hemorrhages, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), nuchal cords, and other birth injuries. Some specific services, programs, and procedures offered through Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders include electrodiagnostic services, pain management, Botox injection (for movement disorders), deep brain stimulation, research, and imaging. Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders has other locations in Madison Heights and Garden City, Michigan.

3. Bright Side Dental

Bright Side Dental, located in Farmington, offers specialized dentistry services to patients with special needs. Bright Side Dental prioritizes trust, friendship, sensitivity, and relationship-building in order to provide welcoming, thorough dental services to patients ages 12 and up with Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Autism, or other physical and developmental conditions. Dental specialists from Bright Side Dental take into consideration the factors affecting dental hygiene associated with certain disabling conditions. For instance, children with cerebral palsy may require specialized dental services as a result of oral motor dysfunction, poor dental alignment, grinding of the teeth, rumination, and tooth damage from compulsively eating non-edible objects. Bright Side Dental has other Michigan locations in Canton, Clarkston, Southfield, Livonia, Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, and Warren.

Farmington Hills and Farmington Cerebral Palsy Resources

Lifestyle Resources: Farmington Hills and Farmington Cerebral Palsy Resources
1. Education
  • Farmington Public Schools offers a number of services designed to educate and support students with learning disabilities and other special needs. Some of the specific programs and services offered to special needs students in Farmington and Farmington Hills include the following:Farmington Public Schools Special Education provides the supports, resources, and services necessary to provide special needs students with the best possible education. To read more about the information, materials, resources, and facilities provided by Farmington Public Schools Special Education, visit their website.
    1. The Farmington Public Schools Early Childhood Program promotes education, exploration, and self-image development before school begins for young students. Early Childhood Programs include Early Intervention, Headstart, Great Start Readiness, Preschool Intervention, parent education workshops, Child Find (for special needs students), and more. Early Childhood Programs are available at the Farmington Community School and the Alameda Early Childhood Center.
    2. Special Education: Child Find is a special education evaluation service offered through Farmington Public Schools. The program is designed to identify children ages birth to five who may require special education services. To learn more about Special Education: Child Find, call the Farmington Early On Referral at (248) 209-2084.
    3. Head Start is a program designed to provide children ages three to five with learning opportunities before traditional elementary school begins. Head Start provides educational opportunities to all children regardless of ability.
  • Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers’ Oakland Treatment Center organizes the After School & Saturday program for students recovering from traumatic brain injuries. The program aims to improve academic success and treatment goals through building self-esteem, improving self-control, fostering social interaction, increasing movement, improving memory and problem solving skills, encouraging social interaction, and promoting safety.
  • Learning Outside the Lines is a Farmington Hills IEP advocacy and tutoring organization for residents with developmental disabilities and special education needs.
2. Care
  • Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers provides care and therapeutic rehabilitation services for Michigan residents recovering from or adapting to brain and spinal cord injuries. Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers operates a handful of residential living units in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
    • Farmington Hills is also home to the Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers’ NeuroRehab Campus, which provides treatment for individuals requiring more comprehensive, on-site treatment. The facility features private rooms, a treatment center, dining rooms, a community gathering room, activity spaces, gardens, and a salon.
  • The Botsford Rehabilitation & Continuing Care program provides comprehensive, in-house care for patients recovering from a range of injuries, illnesses, surgeries, and complications.
  • Enhance, Incorporated is a residential care program that provides residential care services to individuals with disabilities in Oakland and Wayne Counties. Located in Farmington Hills, Enhance operates eleven group hopes, supervises seven unlicensed homes, and runs a respite home in Oakland County. To learn more about Enhance, call (248) 477-5209.
3. Employment
  • Community Living Centers, Inc. is a Farmington non-profit housing agency that provides residential support and care to individuals with developmental disabilities. Outside of their residential support programs, CLC’s specific services include skill development, medical coordination, social support, emotional counseling, recreational activities, vocational activities, and transportation.
  • Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers’ Oakland Treatment Center organizes the Youth Adult Program, an employment support service that helps young people with traumatic brain injuries learn vocational skills, explore career interests, and find and maintain employment.
4. Housing
  • JARC is a Farmington Hills non-profit organization that provides community-based residential support services to individuals with developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy. JARC’s primary programs include three housing services for developmentally disabled individuals with a range of residential and care needs. To learn more about JARC’s programs, visit their webpage.
  • Angel’s Place provides housing and professional support for Michigan adults with developmental disabilities. Angel’s Place oversees two resident homes in Farmington Hills—the Dinan Home and the St. Francis Home.
  • Community Living Centers, Inc. provides assisted living services for individuals with developmental disabilities. CLC has five group homes and one independent apartment in Farmington and Farmington Hills, Michigan. Group home living arrangements offer round the clock care and supervision, independent living environments, and in-home assistance for residents with more comprehensive care needs.
  • Forest City’s Farmington Place provides subsidized assisted housing for individuals with disabilities.
5. Transportation
  • The City of Farmington Hills provides curbside, wheelchair accessible transportation for adults (55 or older) and handicapped residents in Farmington, Farmington Hills, and some surrounding communities.
  • The Farmington Hills SMART Bus provides ADA services throughout Farmington and Farmington Hills (and ten miles outside the municipal boundaries). The service provides wheelchair accessible curbside, advanced reservation transportation for adults ages 55 or older and disabled residents of any age with ADA certification.

Organizations, Support, and Information: Farmington Hills and Farmington

Family and Parent Resources
  1. The Rainbow Rehab SibShop, located at the Farmington Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, is a support group dedicated to providing guidance for children with siblings who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Members of the Rainbow Rehab SibShop have siblings with a range of past and present conditions, some of which include cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, seizures and epilepsy, intracranial hemorrhages, nuchal cord injuries, and damages from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). To learn more about the SibShop, call (248) 427-1310.
  2. Farmington Public Schools Special Education provides a number of parent and guardian resources–on their website you’ll find information, support, referral, guidelines, community resources, and more.
Treatment and Therapy Resources: Farmington Hills and Farmington Cerebral Palsy Resources
1. Interdisciplinary Therapy Programs
  • SLC Therapy, P.C., a small therapy center located in Farmington Hills, specializes in therapy services for behavioral, language-literacy, social communication, speech, and learning impairments. Typical patients will require a personalized blend of these therapy services.
  • Botsford Hospital offers a range of rehabilitation services at their Farmington Hills campus. Rehabilitation specialists create comprehensive, personalized therapy regimens for patients that often blend the following services: activities of living retraining, adaptive equipment training, assistive device evaluation, aphasia and stroke rehab, neurological impairment rehab, back education, exercise, fluidotherapy, functional cognitive or mobility retraining, gait and balance training, hand therapy, hydrotherapy, lower and upper extremity training, neurological functional retraining, pain management, pelvic floor rehab, strengthening, manual therapy, splinting, swallow studies (dysphagia), voice evaluation, pulmonary rehabilitation, and work simplification.
    1. Botsford Hospital also provides the Pediatric Therapy Program, which blends physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services for children with a range of symptoms.
2. Recreational Therapy

The Farmington Hills Michigan Recreation Division oversees the Adaptive Recreation Program, which facilitates holiday programs, hayrides, outings, and other recreational activities for residents with special needs. The program is partnered with the Oakland County Parks special needs recreation program in order to facilitate greater opportunities and promote social interaction.

2A. Recreational Therapy – Animal Therapy

Doctor Paws Pet Therapy—Michigan is a non-profit organization in Farmington Hills that provides animal assisted therapy to various patients around Michigan.

2B. Recreational Therapy – Aquatic Therapy
  • Team Rehabilitation is a therapy provider with offices throughout Michigan. The Team Rehabilitation Farmington location offers aquatic therapy for patients with therapy needs such as low back pain, muscular disorders, weight bearing difficulties, cerebral palsy, and more.
  • Botsford Hospital offers hydrotherapy at the Botsford Professional Center South in Farmington Hills. Botsford’s aquatic therapy is perfect for patients with musculoskeletal disorders, spinal cord injuries, strokes, paralysis, spasticity, and other complications caused by cerebral palsy and birth injury.
2C. Recreational Therapy – Art Therapy

The Therapy Choirs of Michigan (TCM) is a Michigan non-profit organization that aims to provide rehabilitative opportunities through choir membership. One of Michigan’s two therapy choirs is based out of Farmington Hills. To learn more about the choirs, visit the Therapy Choirs of Michigan webpage.

2D. Recreational Therapy – Special Needs Camps

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers’ Oakland Treatment Center organizes the Summer Fun Program, a summer program for children and teens recovering from traumatic brain injuries. The program is divided into four groups based on age.

2D. Recreational Therapy – Sports Therapy

Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive Recreation Program facilitates the Swing Into Spring Adaptive Golfing event at Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The program is reserved for developmentally disabled participants ages 18 and older. To learn more about the event, visit the Oakland County Parks and Recreation webpage linked above.

3. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

The Cooper Center, located in Farmington Hills, provides massage therapy, Tai Chi programs, and naturopathy services for patients with a range of rehabilitation needs. Many individuals with cerebral palsy or other birth injuries choose to complement traditional therapy regimens with bodywork and alternative medicine.

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