Health Care Centers

Southfield and Oak Park Cerebral Palsy Resources1. St. John Providence—Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus

The St. John Providence—Providence Park Hospital Southfield Campus specializes in a number of clinical services related to birth injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, and associated conditions and injuries. Some specific services and programs include behavioral medicine, childbirth services, pregnancy and infant care, neurosciences, orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, surgical services, women’s health, mind-body medicine, audiology, nutrition, pain management, and more.

  • St. John Neurosciences: St. John Providence Health System boasts one of the most advanced neuroscience programs in the country. Their neuroscience facilities, doctors, and programs work to research, diagnose, control, and treat neurological conditions including back pain, chronic pain, epilepsy, seizures, facial pain, facial paralysis, neurological paralysis or other therapy needs, spinal problems, stroke and CVA, spasticity, and much more. Many of the St. John Providence neuroscience services are available at the Providence Park Hospital Southfield Campus, but neuroscience specialists will refer patients to any other neuroscience services not available directly in Southfield.
2. The DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Alex J. Etkin Specialty Center—Southfield 

The DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Alex J. Etkin Specialty Center—Southfield provides pediatric services including audiology, diabetes care, ENT, neurology, neurosurgery, and more.

  • The DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan Neurology and Neurosurgery programs, which may be of great benefit to children with various birth injuries, is highly regarded for treating ADHD, autism, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders of the nervous system, traumatic brain injury and brain damage, cerebral vascular disorders, developmental and behavioral disorders, craniofacial injuries, epilepsy, seizures, hydrocephalus, neuromuscular disorders and diseases, nerve damage, brachial plexus, neuropsychological disorders, pediatric stroke, spinal cord injuries, and much more. Outside of their location in Southfield, the DMC Children’s Hospital neurology services are available in Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, and Detroit.
  • Audiology Services at the DMC Children’s Hospital fall under their Speech-Language Pathology Department and provide pediatric patients with treatment for hearing and speech disorders.
3. Henry Ford Medical Center—Southfield

The Henry Ford Medical Center located in Southfield, Michigan provides a number of unique clinical services that are particularly beneficial to those patients affected by birth injuries, traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, and related conditions. Some of these services and programs include the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Program, outpatient foot and ankle rehabilitation, laboratory and pathology, outpatient neurological rehabilitation, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic physical therapy, pediatrics, outpatient physical rehabilitation, physical therapy, spine physical therapy, and the Step Down Physical Therapy Program. Below (and in other sections throughout this page), we’ve described some of these programs and services in more detail.

  • The Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) Program at Henry Ford Medical Center—Southfield provides comprehensive assessment and intervention services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disabilities from birth through adolescence. Specific programs and services within the Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities include diagnosis, the Applied Behavior Analysis Program, one-on-one therapy, social skills training, parent training, Sibling Support Groups, web-based services, medical home care for special needs children, and more.
4. Oakland Regional Hospital

Oakland Regional Hospital, located in Southfield, Michigan, provides surgical services, imaging, and rehabilitation services for patients with a range of clinical needs. Surgical services include reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, hand/wrist/elbow services, shoulder injuries and conditions, joint replacement, foot and ankle injuries and conditions, and sports medicine. The Oakland Regional Orthopedic and Hand Center is another Oakland Regional Hospital location in Southfield, Michigan.

4. Bright Side Dental

Southfield and Oak Park, Michigan Cerebral Palsy (CP) ResourcesBright Side Dental, located in Southfield, 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, Farmington, Livonia, Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, and Warren.

5. Beaumont Berkley Medical Center

The Beaumont Berkley Medical Center is located in Berkley, Michigan and offers services including Physical Therapy, the Center for Human Development, and HOPE (Hands On Parent Education). We discuss these three therapy programs in greater detail further down the page in our Treatment and Therapy Resources section. Berkley borders Southfield, Michigan to the east.

Care, Finance and Insurance Resources

  • United Cerebral Palsy Detroit (UCP Detroit), located in Southfield, facilitates the Representative Payee Program in which specialists from UCP Detroit can be appointed by the Social Security Administration to receive and organize Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits on behalf of an individual whose disability precludes him/her from handling finances without the aid of another person.
  • The United Cerebral Palsy Detroit: Benefits Counseling Program helps those individuals receiving Social Security understand and plan employment, financial security, and saving. Partnered with Employment Networks, Michigan Works One Stop Career Centers, local Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) offices, Commission for the Blind, and other community agencies, UCP Detroit helps disabled individuals understand Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Food Assistance Housing Subsidies, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, Veterans Benefits, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Individual Development Accounts (IDA), and Earned Income Tax Credits. UCP Detroit is located in Southfield, Michigan and extends services to residents across Southeast Michigan.

Lifestyle Resources

1. Educational Resources
  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, located in Southfield and Grand Rapids, sponsors a handful of scholarship opportunities for individuals living with epilepsy.
  • EduTech, located in Oak Park, provides individualized learning interventions and cognitive training for students with learning impairments. Educators at EduTech develop the underlying neurological processes that interfere with students’ learning abilities.
  • Southfield Public Schools Special Education and Support Services provide special education services to all students with disabilities or special needs. Southfield Public Schools’ Child Find program is an evaluative program that works to identify special needs students ages birth through five years of age. Therapists, social workers, and teacher consultants work with the families of identified children to create education plans including Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, Speech and Language Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder planning, and Cognitive Impairment planning.
  • Oak Park Schools Specialized Student Services guarantee equal opportunity and access to special needs students within the district. To read about Oak Park Schools’ special education staff, locations, schools, and Specific Learning Disability eligibility requirements, visit their webpage here.
  • Berkley Schools, headquartered in Oak Park, provides special education services for all eligible students. On their website you can find resources and information pertaining to IEPs, Specific Learning Disability eligibility criteria, school psychologist profiles, social worker profiles, speech pathologist profiles, and assistive technology.
  • The Taylor International Academy, located in Southfield, provides education for students with special needs. To learn more about eligibility standards for the Taylor International Academy’s special education services, visit their webpage here.
2. Care Resources
  • The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit (JCC)’s Sarah and Irving Pitt Child Development Center provides full-service child care for infants, toddlers, and transition-age children, including children with special needs. Additionally, the program offers pre-school and Kindergarten programming. Special needs children will be paired with a JCC Inclusion Assistant to ensure equal and individualized opportunity and inclusion.
  • The Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) oversees the Medical Home: Primary Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs program in Southfield, Michigan. The CADD Medical Home aims to provide accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, and compassionate care for all children with complicated, special, or continual health care needs.
  • JVS, a Southfield agency that helps adults with disabilities find and retain employment, provides an adult day care program for adults with developmental disabilities or other memory disorders.
  • Taylor Special Care Services is a Southfield, Michigan human services agency that provides special needs and mentally ill individuals with services including adult foster care, community-based housing and support, supported independent living, and community housing. Additional services included in Taylor Special Care Services’ programs include treatment aid, person-centered-planning, transition assistance, personal care service assistance, living supports, training, counseling, and general support.
  • Pediatric Special Care is a Southfield home medical equipment and nursing care organization for pediatric patients with special needs. Pediatric and neonatal specialists provide services and programs including care, consultation, case management, the Home Ventilator Program, the Apnea Monitoring Program, the Enteral Feeding Program, the Home Phototherapy Program, formula consultation and supply, and more.
3. Employment Resources
  • JVS is an agency located in Southfield, Michigan that helps adults with disabilities find and retain employment. Their Job Assessment, Training, Placement, and Retention Program includes pre-vocational assessments, job training programs, job search services, job placement, and job retention assistance. Their Adult Day and Activities programs include therapeutic work services, pre-vocational training, the JVS Work Center, and an activities program. Specialized programs available through JVS include computer training, financial education, and the Tri-Country Dental Health Program.
  • The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Metropolitan Detroit’s Special Needs Program offers the Teens All Together (TAT) program, a community-based recreational and vocational summer program for teens with special needs. The program aims to increase social relationships, broaden participants’ networks, increase job independence, strengthen job skills, and improve live skills pertaining to communication, problem solving, responsibility, and time management. The JCC has locations in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, Michigan.
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services partners with Michigan residents and employers in order to encourage and achieve equal employment opportunities among individuals living with disabilities. The following Michigan Rehabilitation Services facilities are located in Oak Park and Southfield:
    1. Oakland District Office—Oak Park, Michigan
    2. Michigan Works! Service Center—Oak Park, Michigan
    3. Michigan Works! Service Center—Southfield, Michigan
4. Housing
  • Samaritan Homes, Inc. specializes in providing housing and care to adults with developmental disabilities from closed head injuries. Programs include Adult Residential Services, day programs, and transportation. Samaritan Homes, Inc. is headquartered in Oak Park, Michigan, but has seven residential locations in Detroit, Riverview, Brownstown, and Romulus.
  • Angel’s Place is a program headquartered in Southfield, Michigan that provides person-centered services, housing, and support for adults with developmental disabilities. Home locations in Southfield include the Bell Home, the Lochdale Home, the Longcrest Home, and the Webster Home.
  • Taylor Special Care Services is a Southfield, Michigan human services agency that provides special needs and mentally ill individuals with services including adult foster care, community-based housing and support, supported independent living, and community housing. Additional services included in Taylor Special Care Services’ programs include treatment aid, person-centered-planning, transition assistance, personal care service assistance, living supports, training, counseling, and general support.
5. Transportation

The SMART Bus provides transportation in compliance with ADA standards for all residents with disabilities or special needs throughout Oak Park and Southfield, Michigan.

6. Adaptive Equipment & Assistive Technologies
  • UCP Detroit, a nonprofit disability organization headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, provides the two following assistive technology and adaptive equipment resources for residents of Southfield, Oak Park, Metro Detroit, and other areas around Southeast Michigan:
7. Accessible Playgrounds

The Children’s Play Farm, located at Inglenook Park on Twelve Mile Road in Southfield, Michigan, features smooth surfaces for wheelchair and walking device accessibility.

Organizations, Support, and Awareness

1. Foundations and Charities
  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan is the local affiliate branch of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan’s programs and services include education, counseling, Camp Discovery, Learn & Share Conference Calls, wellness and epilepsy conferences, PROGRESS Towards Wellness, community education and outreach, the Pediatric Epilepsy Telemedicine Initiative, Winning Kids & Terrific Teens, scholarships, and advocacy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan has locations in Southfield and Grand Rapids.
  • United Cerebral Palsy Detroit (UCP Detroit) sponsors an annual charity hockey games between the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and the UCP Pucksters and Sledsters. The game includes a silent auction and takes place every spring.
2. Disability Organizations
  • United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Detroit is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing disabled individuals and their families with the support, services, and resources necessary to support well-being, independence, and a “life without limits.” United Cerebral Palsy Detroit, headquartered in Southfield, provides services for individuals with cerebral palsy, autism, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and brain damage, learning disabilities, visual impairments, hearing impairments, and a number of other disabling conditions. UCP Detroit is Southeast Michigan’s source for referrals, services, and information pertaining to physical, cognitive, emotional, or social deficits. Some of the many services available through UCP Detroit, which you will learn about in greater detail in other sections on this page, include ramp installation, assistive technology services, information and referral, parent and family guidance, person-centered advocacy, representative payee consultation and planning, benefits counseling, events, and more.
  • Easter Seals is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the well-being, lives, and independent capacities of individuals living with disabilities. Easter Seals Michigan has an office in Southfield, Michigan, as well as a Family Services office.
3. Research Initiatives

Cerebral Palsy in Southfield and Oak Park, MichiganThe Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan facilitates research programs and initiatives including the Michigan Research Initiative, the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan’s National Research Initiative, and local pilot studies and demonstration projects. You can read more about each research project by following the attached link provided above.

4. Support and Informational Groups
  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, located in Southfield and Grand Rapids, facilitates a number of support and informational groups for individuals with epilepsy, individuals with epileptic friends and families, and other people involved with the epilepsy community. Because epilepsy is such a common condition associated with cerebral palsy and birth injury, our Michigan cerebral palsy experts encourage you to check out the following epilepsy and seizure support resources:
    • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan’s Learn & Share Conference Calls provide the opportunity for individuals with epilepsy and their families to receive information and support from others coping with epilepsy and seizures. The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan facilitates the conference calls once a month—to register online and view call schedules, visit the program’s webpage here.
    • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan’s Here for You Helpline is a toll-free call program focused on providing information, support, educational materials, and referrals to individuals seeking information and guidance related to epilepsy. Commonly discussed topics include diagnosis, treatment, seizure and epilepsy types, epilepsy self-management, seizure first aid, healthcare costs, physician referral, financial guidance, employment, social issues, depression and stress, memory issues, school issues, independence, and public misunderstanding. For individualized education and consultation services, call (800) 377-6226. The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan is located in Southfield and Grand Rapids.
  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, located in Southfield and Grand Rapids, facilitates the Wellness & Epilepsy Conference series. Each year, individuals gather to discuss topics such as research, safety, independence, medications, and healthcare. To learn about the conference series, visit their webpage here.
  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan’s PROGRESS Towards Wellness program is a support group in which teenage and adults participants work on personal goals pertaining to seizure control, physical health, emotional and social well-being, memory and thinking, and self-sufficiency. The program includes access to the Peer Support Network, quarterly support conference calls, and the Stress Management Workshop Series.
  • The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Metropolitan Detroit’s Special Needs Department facilitates the Kids All Together (KAT) program. KAT is an inclusion program that ensures special needs children and teens are given equal opportunities to participate in various JCC programs and activities. The Kids All Together Camp program provides camp opportunities for special needs children, the Kids All Together Swim program offers specialized special needs swimming classes, and the Pre-School/Kindergarten Inclusion program pairs children with an advocate who ensures appropriate measures are taken to provide equal classroom experiences for the child. The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Metropolitan Detroit is located in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, Michigan.
5. Information, Resources, and Advocacy
  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan’s Community Education program aims to increase epilepsy awareness among professionals and the public and, in turn, improve the lives of those individuals living with epilepsy. The Community Education program aims to reduce stigma and misconceptions through programs and services including training programs tailored to different age groups, school nurse training sessions, individualized education and consultation, support programs, conferences, and much more.
  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan’s Advocacy services aim to protect the rights and well-being of individuals with epilepsy. Specific advocacy services include individual advocacy and public policy advocacy.
  • United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Detroit provides information and referral services for residents around Southfield, Oak Park, and Southeast Michigan. To learn about phone, mail, and fax referral contacts, visit the UCP Detroit Information & Referral page here.
  • United Cerebral Palsy Detroit (UCP Detroit)’s Person Centered Advocacy Program aims to help disabled residents access employment, education, recreation, financial, and lifestyle resources. Specialists at UCP Detroit’s Person Centered Advocacy Program provide training, referral, workshops, guidance and counseling, and group meetings to ensure all disabled residents in Southfield, Oak Park, and Southeast Michigan are granted equal opportunity.
6. Family and Parent Resources
  • CADD Sib-Support Groups: The Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD), located in Southfield, facilitates the Sib-Support Groups. The aim of Henry Ford CADD’s Sib-Support Groups is to address the needs and emotions of those children with developmentally disabled and/or autistic siblings.
  • The Michigan Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) offers information, referral services, and training to the parents, teachers, caretakers, and medical professionals of children living with disabilities. Office locations for the Michigan Parent training and Information Center include Southfield, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Munising.
  • United Cerebral Palsy Detroit (UCP Detroit) and the Michigan Alliance for Families work together to provide information, support, and education for the families of children with disabilities.
Treatment and Therapy Resources
1. Interdisciplinary Therapy Programs
  • The Easter Seals Michigan Early Intervention Program provides a range of therapy opportunities for young, developmentally disabled children. Therapeutic programs include Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Sensory Integration. All therapy services are offered through the Easter Seals center in Southfield.
  • Henry Ford Medical Center—Southfield’s outpatient Physical Rehabilitation services provide patients with comprehensive rehab services including sports medicine, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Henry Ford extends rehabilitation services to all patients with disabilities and limitations from simple injuries to neurological disorders.
  • The Detroit Medical Center (DMC)’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) Rehabilitation programs are therapy facilities located throughout Michigan. The following two DMC RIM Rehabilitation centers are located in Southfield and Oak Park:
    1. The RIM at Franklin Athletic Club, located in Southfield, provides patients with comprehensive therapy services including physical therapy, pool therapy (aquatic therapy), sports medicine, and orthopedic therapy.
    2. The RIM at Crown Pointe, located in Oak Park, proves patients with individual comprehensive therapy programs blending physical therapy, occupational therapy, pool therapy (aquatic therapy), sports medicine, hand therapy, orthopedic therapy, cancer rehabilitation, women’s rehabilitation, stroke rehab, amputee services, and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
  • The Center for Rehabilitation and Fitness is a St. John Providence—Providence Park Hospital Southfield Campus rehabilitation facility that offers a range of comprehensive therapy services to patients. Therapy services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, hand rehab, speech therapy, massage therapy, CranioSacral therapy, a prosthetic clinic, fall prevention assessment, driver rehabilitation, Feldenkrais therapy, and much more. Therapists specialize in caring for patients with balance impairments, head injuries, neurological damage, neck and back pain, pediatric disorders, stroke, and other neurological conditions.
  • Oakland Regional Hospital’s inpatient therapy services aim to improve joint replacement immobility, orthopedic injuries, stroke and neurological conditions, and cardiac-related problems. Outpatient therapy services blend physical and occupational therapy exercises to improve a range of injuries and conditions.
  • Butterfly Haven is a non-profit organization that provides therapy and other supports to children with special needs. Therapeutic services include adaptive equipment consultation and use, music therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), life skills training, art therapy, and more. Butterfly Haven is located at 27467 Greenfield Road in Southfield, Michigan.
2. Physical Therapy
  • Hands-On Physical Therapy and Athletic Rehabilitation Center is a physical therapy facility in Southfield, Michigan that provides therapy programs treating back and neck conditions, shoulder/elbow/arm conditions, hip/knee/leg conditions, foot and ankle injuries, hand and wrist injuries, and a variety of neuromuscular conditions. Specific neuromuscular conditions treated at Hands-On Physical Therapy include cerebral palsy, gait and balance disorders, nerve pain and peripheral neuropathy, traumatic brain injuries, stroke and CVA, spinal cord injuries, and more.
  • Henry Ford Medical Center—Southfield offers the following outpatient physical therapy services to patients in Southfield, Michigan;
    • Foot/Ankle Rehabilitation services aim to improve function and diminish pain in patients with injuries of the foot or ankle.
    • Physical Therapy services aim to restore physical fitness and movement in patients with conditions preventing full range-of-motion, mobility, and independence. Patient conditions range from simple injuries to permanent disabilities.
    • Spine Physical Therapy aims to rehabilitate patients with back pain and spinal conditions, injuries, or abnormalities. The program works on improving posture, increasing flexibility, building strength, and more.
    • The Henry Ford Step Down Physical Therapy Program permits discharged therapy patients to use the clinic’s equipment for exercise and continued physical therapy.
3. Recreational Therapy
  • The City of Southfield Department of Parks and Recreation oversees the Adaptive Recreation Program, which provides opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in wheelchair basketball, golf, tennis, and more. Most adaptive recreation programs take place at the Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Michigan.
  • The Southfield Special Forces is a Southfield recreational group that offers programs for participants with cognitive impairments. Programs offered through the group include social activities, life skills services, field trips, fitness and dance classes, bowling leagues, special events, and more. Additionally, the Southfield Special Forces participates in Special Olympics at local and state levels.
  • The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Metropolitan Detroit’s Special Needs Program facilitates the Thursday Night Social Group and the Young Adult Social Group, which provide special needs adults and young adults with the opportunities to participate in social and recreational activities. The groups meet once a month at the JCC locations in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, Michigan.
3A. Recreational Therapy: Sports Therapy
  • The Junior Michigan Thunderbirds Wheelchair Basketball Team is a Southfield adaptive basketball team that participates in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) and the Midwest Junior Conference. The team was formed by in 2003 by a partnerships between the Southfield Parks and the Rec Department and the Oakland County Parks Department. Individuals with a disability in high school or below the age of 18 are welcome to join the team.
  • Miracle League of Michigan is an Easter Seals of Michigan program that provides behaviorally, cognitively, and physically challenged children with the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league. Participants play and practice at a specially designed Miracle League field in Southfield, Michigan. In order to prevent injury and accommodate wheelchair and walking device access, the field’s turf is made from a cushioned synthetic material.
  • The FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic recreation programs for individuals with mental, emotional, and physical challenges, holds a bowling program at Hartfield Lanes in Berkley, Michigan. To learn more about to program or to view a map, visit the attached webpage above.
3B. Recreational Therapy: Art Therapy

The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, located in Southfield, facilitates Celebrating Abilities, an event dedicating to supporting and showcasing the artistic achievements of individuals with epilepsy. The event features performances and exhibits including singing, dancing, instrumental performance, poetry recitation, comedy, acting, magic, fine visual arts, writing, woodworking, needlepoint, knitting, and much more.

3C. Recreational Therapy: Special Needs Camps
  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan’s Camp Discovery is a summer camp reserved for children ages 8-17 with epilepsy. Campers participate in rock wall climbing, canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, arts, and more. To learn more about the camp, visit their webpage here.
  • Easter Seals Michigan facilitates therapeutic camping opportunities through its Early Intervention program. To read more about specific camping programs, follow the Easter Seals Michigan link provided above.
  • The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Metropolitan Detroit facilitates the SNAP Adventure Program for children with special needs. SNAP offers summer day camp opportunities for children and teens ages K-12 with special needs. The JCC is located in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, Michigan.
  • The Conditioned Caterpillar Camp is an 8-week Southfield, Michigan special needs camp that provides participants with group therapy, social skill building, academic activities, behavioral therapy, and more. Learn more at The Early Intervention Center webpage here.
4. Occupational Therapy

Easter Seals Michigan, located in Southfield, provides the Children’s Occupational Therapy Program for pediatric patients with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and more. Occupational therapists work with children to improve daily activity skills, self-care and grooming, playing abilities, object manipulation, visual perception, and fine and gross motor skills.

  • Easter Seals Michigan’s children’s occupational therapists also provide Sensory Integration services to patients with sensory processing disorders. Typical patients in the Easter Seals Sensory Integration Program are easily distracted, have extreme sensitivity to stimuli, show social and/or emotional problems, have unusually low or high activity levels, are physically clumsy, have speech, language, developmental, or motor delays, act impulsively, or have poor self-concepts.
5. Speech and Language Therapy

Easter Seals Michigan, located in Southfield, offers the Children’s Speech and Language Therapy program for children with communication skill limitations from conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Program helps children develop communication skills, strengthen expressive language development, enhance auditory processing, address Augmentative and Alternate Communication needs, improve intelligibility, and treat voice disorders and stuttering. Easter Seals Michigan Speech and Language Therapy is also provided at the Easter Seals Flint and Waterford locations.

6. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
  • St. John Providence—Providence Park Hospital HBOT offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy services to patients with conditions and injuries including neuropathy, post-surgery, trauma, and more. Providence Park Hospital is located in Southfield, Michigan.
  • Michigan Wound Care + Hyperbaric Institute provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy and advanced wound care at their facility in Southfield, Michigan. To learn more about Michigan Wound Care + Hyperbaric Institute and the programs and services available at the facility, visit their webpage here.
7. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • St. John Providence—Providence Park Hospital Southfield provides nutrition, weight, and diet services through the Nutrition Management Program. Since individuals affected by birth injury, brain damage, and developmental disabilities often need to take special care of their diets, the St. John Nutrition Management Program may be beneficial as a complementary or alternative form of therapy and treatment.
  • The Center for Rehabilitation and Fitness is a St. John Providence—Providence Park Hospital Southfield Campus rehabilitation facility that offers complementary and alternative therapy programs. Specific forms of complementary and alternative therapy offered at this location include massage therapy, CranioSacral therapy, and the Feldenkrais Method.
8. Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Counseling
  • Cerebral Palsy: Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Counseling in MichiganEaster Seals Michigan Children’s Behavioral Health Services provide outpatient services and community-based services in Southfield, Michigan. Outpatient behavioral services include crisis intervention, family-centered planning, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, psychological testing, and neuropsychological testing. Community-based services include intensive home-based therapy and care, case management, infant mental health, family psycho-educational services, community living supports, respite, dialectical behavior therapy, adventure therapy, and much more.
  • Easter Seals Michigan Adult Behavioral Health services are offered at the Easter Seals location in Southfield, Michigan. Services include case management, assertive community treatment, integrated dual diagnosis treatment, supported employment, nursing services, psycho-social rehabilitation, peer support, psycho-educational groups, dialectical behavior treatment, community living supports, and crisis intervention.
  • Kadima is a nonprofit mental health agency located in Southfield, Michigan. Kadima provides comprehensive services to children and adults with a variety of psychiatric disabilities. Specific services and programs include:
    1. Adult Services, which include Residential Services, Support Services, Supported Employment, and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
    2. Young Adult Services, which include individual therapy, group therapy, Peaceful Mind Group, Substance Abuse Support Group, Art Group, Social/Game Night, yoga classes, and the Healthy Living Series.
    3. Children and Adolescent Services, which include the Parent Support Group, Children’s Group, individual and family counseling services, case advocacy, crisis intervention, and education.
  • St. John Providence—Providence Park Hospital Southfield runs the Behavioral Medicine Department for patients with personal problems, family problems, mental illness, or other behavioral health needs. To learn more about specific services and programs offered through the Behavioral Medicine Program, visit their site here.
  • The Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD)’s Applied Behavior Analysis Program aims to positively change patients’ behavioral skills, communication skills, social skills, listening and responding aptitudes, visual and perceptive skills, and self-help and grooming abilities. Through positive reinforcement of desired behaviors, the Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Applied Behavior Analysis Program aims to eliminate aggression, tantrums, and repetitive behaviors.
  • Beaumont’s Center for Human Development and Behavioral Pediatrics is a Beaumont Children’s Hospital center that provides diagnostic and treatment services to children diagnosed with developmental, behavioral, and learning impairments. Typical patients at the Center for Human Development and Behavioral Pediatrics show signs of or are at risk for autism, attention deficit disorders, developmental delays, emotional impairment, learning disabilities, social dysfunction, and more. The Center is located in Berkley, Michigan and has another location in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
  • HOPE Center Beaumont: The Beaumont Berkley Medical Center provides Hands On Parent Education to families with special needs children. Specialists teach autistic and developmentally disabled patients to communicate, play, and interact socially through applied behavior analysis techniques.

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