Health Care Centers

1. Beaumont Medical Centers
  • Beaumont Medical Center Warren offers adult and pediatric services including Laboratory Services, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, and Physical Therapy.
  • Beaumont Medical Center Sterling Heights is connected to Beaumont Hospital Troy by a skywalk for easy, efficient communication between the two facilities. Beaumont Medical Center Sterling Heights consists of three buildings—the Family Medicine Center/Outpatient Services Center, the Physician Office Building and Cancer Center, and the Rehabilitation and Dialysis Center.
  • Beaumont Children’s Hospital provides a range of pediatric services at their Sterling Heights and Warren medical center locations.
St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital - Warren Cerebral Palsy Resources

A Birthing Center room at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren

2. St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center
  • St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital is the product of the 2007 merger that brought St. John Macomb Hospital and St. John Oakland Hospital together into one hospital with two campuses and nearly 4,000 volunteers and medical professionals. St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital includes a Birthing Center, Obstetrics and Women’s Health services, Radiology and Diagnostic/Imaging Services, Alternative Health, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Therapeutic Recreation, and more.
3. Henry Ford Medical Center-Sterling Heights
  • Henry Ford Medical Center-Sterling Heights offers a range of clinical services including Diagnostic Radiology and Imaging, Hand Surgery, Laboratory and Pathology, Orthopedics, and more.
  • Pediatrics are available at this location. The Henry Ford Pediatrics Program includes Pediatric Neurology, Speech and Language Pathology, Pediatric Surgery and reconstructive surgery for birth defects, Behavioral Health, Medical Home for Special Needs Children and Adolescents, and others.
4. Bright Side Dental

Bright Side Dental, located in Warren and Sterling Heights, 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, and Southfield.

Warren, Sterling Heights, and Roseville Cerebral Palsy Resources

Care, Finance, and Insurance Resources

unused - resourcesSocial Security Disability Help: This site offers advice to residents in Warren, Sterling Heights, and other major Michigan cities regarding Social Security Disability benefits—qualification requirements, application guidelines, city health resource centers, what to expect from disability benefits, and where to find Social Security Disability attorneys.

Lifestyle Resources
1. Education Resources
  • Warren Consolidated School District’s Department of Special Education provides specialized and personalized disability programs for students with disabilities. The program utilizes Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to ensure that all students receive the best education possible.
  • Roseville School District provides administrators, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, nurses, occupational therapists, and adapted physical education teachers to serve the needs of students with disabilities. The group of educators and professionals provide Special Education, Health Maintenance, and Behavioral Counseling programs to students.
  • Utica Community Schools Special Education: Students around Warren, Sterling Heights, and Roseville can also take advantage of the Special Education program in Utica, a Macomb County city located just north of Warren, Sterling Heights, and Roseville. To read more about the Utica Community Schools Special Education program’s instruction, programs, and services, click here.
2. Child Care
  • The Judson Center’s Child Welfare Services provide Adoption, Family Preservation, Foster Care, and Residential Treatment services to families.
  • Special needs caregivers in and around Sterling Heights and other Macomb County cities can be found through, a company that helps families find specialized care in specific cities.
3. Housing
  • Integrated Living, a non-profit 501-C-3 corporation, provides community-based housing and in-home medical care for people living with disabilities in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Staff members have experience and certification in a variety of fields, some of which include occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation management, developmental and learning disability studies, and other rehabilitation services.
  • Warren Subsidized Housing: Macomb County residents have a number of options for finding subsidized housing in Warren, Michigan. Tivoli Manor, Warren Glenn Presbyterian Village, and Ukranian Village are all examples of subsidized housing facilities that accept people of any age with mobility impairments or other disabilities. For other low and moderate income subsidized housing options around Macomb County, consult this resource.
  • The Judson Center’s Disability Services offers a number of specialized services to ensure that Michigan residents with developmental disabilities are able to live adequately and participate fully in their communities. Judson Center Disability Services include Group Homes, Respite Care, Vocational Services, and Supported Independence.
4. Transportation
  • The Ride SMART Bus: The SMART bus provides accessible, door-to-door services for residents in Warren, Sterling Heights, and Roseville, as well as for other cities around Michigan. For users with disabilities, all SMART buses accommodate wheelchair access, provide hailing mitts, offer priority seating, allow service animals, and provide hearing impaired telephone relay and alternative formats.
  • Harmony Transportation Services offers year-round, 24/7 transportation services for disabled individuals. Harmony Transportation services provides transit to medical appointments, therapy sessions, health agencies, assisted living facilities, the airport, and to and from other travel destinations. They work with insurance providers, HMOs, social workers, and case managers to provide affordable, inclusive transit. The service is headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
  • Ultimate Care Transportation in Roseville, Michigan offers transportation for disabled customers around Macomb County.
 5. Adaptive Equipment
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP) Resources and Information in Warren, Sterling Heights, and Roseville, MichiganMacomb County-Michigan Loan Closets: To find adaptive equipment and assistive technology loan programs and providers around Warren, Sterling Heights, Roseville, and other Macomb County cities, visit this handy resource.
  • QuickRamps for Kids: Children in Macomb County are eligible for the Quickramps for Kids program, a program sponsored by United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Detroit that provides free portable wheelchair ramps to children with cerebral palsy or other mobility-restricting conditions.
6. Accessible Playgrounds

The Dodge Park Barrier-Free Playground, located at 40620 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, is the proud home of Macomb County’s first and only disability-accessible playground. A wheelchair ramp runs through the playground and allows children in wheelchairs to reach the top of the play structure.

Disability Organizations, Support, and Awareness

1. Disability Organizations
  • The International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) is a non-profit, cross-disability organization based out of Sterling Heights, Michigan that represents people whose disabilities require the assistance of service animals. The organization provides education materials, advocates for disability awareness and policy, participates in disability events, and offers other disability information and resources.
  • The Michigan Wheelchair Athletic Association (MWAA): The Michigan Wheelchair Athletic Association is a non-profit organization that promotes wheelchair sporting events around Michigan and provides resources and educational materials to the community. Based out of Sterling Heights, the MWAA holds the regional qualifying meet that serves as a prerequisite for the National Wheelchair Championships. MWAA sporting events include table tennis, archery, swimming, track, field, pentathlon, and weight lifting.
  • The Judson Center is a human services nonprofit organization that provides a range of services aimed at helping Michigan children, adults, and families improve their lives. Core programs and services at the Judson Center include Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, the Autism Connection, and Disability Services. The Judson Center operates offices in Royal Oak, Flint, Warren, Ann Arbor, and Redford.
2. Family and Parent Resources
  • Henry Ford Health Center Sterling Heights Parent Training Workshops: Henry Ford Medical Center provides training sessions to parents within the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD). CADD staff members hold themed training sessions devoted to coping with diagnosis, learning the basics of different developmental disabilities, teaching personal grooming, and more.
  • Henry Ford Health System Sterling Heights Sib-Support Groups: The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities provides group support sessions to the siblings of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Group sessions discuss how to support the needs of developmentally disabled siblings, how to deal with having a “different” sibling, how to cope with adverse peer reactions, and more.
Treatment and Therapy Resources
  • Medical Home at Henry Ford Medical Center-Sterling Heights: Henry Ford provides Medical Home treatment within the Pediatrics Department and the Center for Autism and Developmental Delays. Medical Home is a form of patient-centered medical treatment that uses a comprehensive team of medical professionals to provide continuous care to patients. Medical Home aims to improve satisfaction and health through closer access to a wide range of medical services.
  • The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) offers a range of comprehensive and interdisciplinary therapy programs through their outpatient facility in Sterling Heights. The RIM of Sterling Heights offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pool Therapy, Sports Medicine, Hand Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Orthopedic Therapy, Neuropsychology, Driver Training, Women’s Rehab, Spinal Cord Injury Rehab, Stroke Rehab, Brain Injury Rehab, Social Work and Case Management, and more.
1. Physical Therapy
  • Beaumont Medical Center Sterling Heights offers physical therapy services including neurological rehabilitation, activities of daily living, fall prevention, hand therapy, gait training, assistive device training, and more. Beaumont’s physical therapy programs are perfect for patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, birth injury, or who have developmental delays from a condition like cerebral palsy.
  • Beaumont Medical Center Warren offers physical therapy services including manual therapy, gait and balance training, sports therapy, core stabilization, and more.
  • St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital provides Physical Therapy services for adults only.
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation, a division of the Select Medical Outpatient Division, is a national provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation services. NovaCare Warren’s Physical Therapy services provide balance training, manual therapy, postural education, ergonomic consultation and training, therapeutic exercises and modalities, and more.
2. Recreational Therapy

Warren’s St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital offers Therapeutic Recreation for patients. The program includes treatment, leisure education, and participation in recreation.

Recreational Therapy: Animal Therapy

St. John Macomb-Oakland Pet Therapy: Visiting therapy dogs at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital help to relieve the stresses of medical conditions and hospital stays. More information about the pet therapy program can be found here.

Recreational Therapy: Sports Therapy

The Michigan Wheelchair Athletic Association, which we discuss in more detail in the section on Disability Organizations, provides great opportunities for patients to participate in adapted sports and therapeutic recreation. Whether participants are fully recovered or are in the process of rehabilitation, sports therapy is an enjoyable and productive way to restore physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being. The program is based out of Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Recreational Therapy: Aquatherapy
  • St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital has two aquatic therapy locations in Warren, Michigan.
  • The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) offers Pool Therapy at the RIM Sterling Heights Center. Aquatic therapy is perfect for patients that cannot tolerate the stresses of land therapy and who have experienced trauma. The warm water temperatures at the RIM pools promote range of motion and decrease spasticity.
3. Occupational Therapy
  • St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital provides adult Occupational Therapy services in Warren. Services include Orthotics and Hand Therapy.
  • Beaumont Medical Center Sterling Heights offers occupational therapy services including neuromuscular re-education, neurodevelopmental training, adaptive equipment evaluation and splinting, trauma management, work simplification and energy conservation, training with optic devices, and more.
4. Speech and Language Therapy
  • Warren’s St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital offers both pediatric and adult speech and language therapy programs, both of which target oral motor skill impairment, swallowing issues, and communication impediments.
  • First Care Integrated Health Services is a Warren-based health care agency that offers speech and language therapy for patients with a range of injuries, illnesses, and conditions. Some patients they treat have past traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, past strokes, cranial nerve damage, developmental challenges, learning disabilities, feeding and swallowing issues, and other birth injuries and complications.
  • Beaumont Medical Center Sterling Heights treats patients with speech, language, oral, and swallowing impairments through their Speech and Language Pathology Services. Special services include Motor Speech Disorders, Swallowing Disorders, Stroke and Aphasia Rehabilitation, The Center for Voice and Laryngeal Disorders, and more.
  • Henry Ford Medical Center Sterling Heights provides speech and language therapy through their Outpatient Pediatrics Department. The program focuses on language disorders, developmental articulation disorders, auditory processing impairments, feeding and swallowing issues, and more.
5. Conductive Education

Conductive Education Center of Metro Detroit (CECMD): Sterling Heights is home to one of the few Conductive Education (CE) facilities in Michigan, the Conductive Education Center of Metro Detroit (CECMD). The CECMD is funded entirely by fundraising events and private donations, so classes are of no cost to the participating families. To read more about the principles, goals, and therapy exercises of CE, refer to our Conductive Education informational page here.

6. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital: The St. John Macomb-Oakland Center HBOT facility offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients. To learn more about the results and potential benefits of receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a patient with cerebral palsy, visit out HBOT informational page here.

7. Complementary and Alternative Therapy
  • Beaumont Integrative Medicine: Beaumont Medical Center Sterling Heights offers a number of complementary and alternative therapies and medicines through their Integrative Medicine Services. Services include massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, cranial sacral therapy, yoga, and more. Additionally, Beaumont Medical Center Warren offers alternative and complementary therapies like cranial sacral therapy and Pilates through their Physical Therapy program.
  • St. John Webber Healing Arts Center, located in Warren, Michigan, offers a range of complementary and alternative medical services. Patients supplement traditional forms of treatment with the various complementary options and informational resources available through the Webber Center. Such services and programs include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, massage therapy, yoga, tai chi, Feldenkrais, Reiki, and reflexology. Other class options include Stress Less, Rhythm & Movement, Chakras, Life-Coaching and Aromatherapy.
8. Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Counseling

Henry Ford offers two emotional and behavioral counseling resources of potential benefit to children affected by cerebral palsy or another developmental disability. The Social Skills Groups, offered through the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, allows children to practice social skills through interaction with other children that have similar medical conditions. One on One Therapy, another program offered through the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, is designed for children whose behaviors interfere with their ability to complete daily tasks. The program aims to assess the behavioral issue, develop a plan of correction, and implement ongoing behavioral consultations with therapists and counselors.

The Judson Center also provides Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Counseling to patients in Macomb County. The Judson Center provides both in- and outpatient behavioral health services for individuals working through mental health, behavioral, or emotional issues. The behavioral health team consists of certified therapists and counselors with extensive training in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. The In-Home Family Treatment Program is a 6 month program that provides services including conflict resolution, individual and family therapy, psychiatric services, parenting skills, communication exercises, and much more. Warren residents are eligible for Judson’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, which are only provided at the Macomb Regional Office.

Medical Resources

1. Diagnostic Testing
  • St. John Macomb-Oakland offers diagnostic imaging, PET/CT, and MRI at two locations in Warren.
  • Henry Ford Medical Center Sterling Heights is equipped with CT, EKG, PET, Ultrasound, and X-Ray imaging facilities.
  • Beaumont Medical Center Sterling Heights offers General and GI studies, Ultrasound, CT Scans, MRI, and MRA radiology services for several different parts of the body.
  • Henry Ford Medical Center Sterling Heights offers the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program through the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. ABA aims to promote useful skills through decreasing problematic behaviors. ABA therapy utilizes positive reinforcement to form and improve patient behaviors in personal, familial, social, and professional settings. Some skills that the program targets include communication, play, social, imitation, motor function, listening and responding, visual, and self-help skills.

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