Health Care Centers

Wyoming, Kentwood and Caledonia Cerebral Palsy Resources1. Metro Health
  • Metro Health Hospital is a 208-bed acute-care teaching hospital located in Wyoming, Michigan. Of their many programs and services, the following may be beneficial to patients affected by birth trauma, birth injury, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, infant brain damage, and related conditions: the Assisted Breathing Center, the Center for Restorative Care, neurosciences, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, surgical services, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), therapy and rehabilitation, pediatrics, and wound healing. Metro Health Hospital is also in partnership with Mary Free Bed’s Rehabilitation Network in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Metro Health: Other services available at the Metro Health medical centers throughout Caledonia, Wyoming, Kentwood, Jenison, and surrounding areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Neurosciences at Metro Health include neurology, neurosurgery, spine care, and neurological testing. Some conditions treated through Metro Health Neurosciences include epilepsy and seizures, strokes, nerve disease, muscle disease, and related conditions, injuries, and illnesses of the nervous system.
    • Pediatrics at Metro Health provide services including newborn care, acute and chronic illness care, behavioral counseling, growth and nutrition, and more.

Cerebral Palsy Resources

Lifestyle Resources

1. Education

  • Horizons Developmental Resource Center, a comprehensive treatment and evaluation program for individuals with developmental disabilities in Caledonia, provides school programming services for children in need of individualized instructional programs. Typical participants have diagnoses including ADHD, learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders, brain injuries, and other developmental disabilities. The program aims to improve communication, problem solving and critical thinking, social skills, sensory-motor development, academic skills, and self-care capabilities.
  • Wyoming Public Schools Student Special Services Department provides comprehensive educational services to students with special needs. Programs and services include IEP consultation and programming, center and regional program placement, Cognitively Impaired (CI) Classrooms, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Cross Categorical Classrooms, occupational and physical therapy, school psychology, school social work, speech and language therapy, teacher consultation services, and more.
  • Kentwood Public Schools Special Education provides special education services to students who have disabilities, require specialized instruction through special education programs or services, and who have other factors adversely impacting educational progress. Special education programs include those for autism, mild cognitive impairments, severe language impairments, emotional impairments, and moderate cognitive impairments. Other programs and services include transition programs, Early Childhood Developmental Delay programs, pre-school sections, Early Intervention, the Pine Rest Classroom programs, and Hope Network Classroom programs. Kentwood Public Schools Special Education also offers resource programs at all buildings.
  • Caledonia Community Schools Special Education provides special education services to special needs students in accordance with state and federal regulations. Additionally, Caledonia Special Education facilitates a transition program to ensure special needs students adapt well to life after secondary school.

2. Adaptive Equipment

  • The Kent District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides free books on tape to individuals with visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical handicaps, or reading disabilities. The library is located at 3350 Michael SW in Wyoming, Michigan and can be reached by phone at (616) 656-5274.

3. Accessible Playgrounds

  • The Frog Hollow Playground is a universal-access playground located in Wyoming, Michigan. The Frog Hollow playground is located at Metropolitan Hospital Health Village, 2050 Metro Court in Wyoming, Michigan.

4. Family and Parent Resources

  • Horizons Developmental Resource Center provides the following two resources for the families and parents of individuals with developmental disabilities:
    • Family and Individual Counseling services aim to alleviate any anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma, parenting conflicts, and relationship strains associated with developmental disability relationships.
    • The Horizons Developmental Resource Center Sibshop is a support group committed to improving the lives and well-being of children who have siblings with developmental disabilities. The Horizons Sibshop is registered through the Sibling Support project and is held on six Saturdays every year.

Treatment and Therapy Resources

1. Interdisciplinary Therapy Programs

  • Metro Health Hospital is home to the Steve & Cindy Van Andel Center for Restorative Care and its many rehabilitation and therapy services. Inpatient services and programs include physical therapy, case management, social work, occupational therapy, dietary and nutritional counseling, psychiatric rehabilitation and referral, recreational therapy, and speech and language pathology.
    • Outpatient rehabilitation services offered through Metro Health include physical therapy, aquatic therapy, speech and language pathology, swallow therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, sports medicine, neuromuscular rehabilitation, and neuromusculoskeletal medicine. To find the locations of various Metro Health outpatient rehabilitation centers in Wyoming, Kentwood, Caledonia, and surrounding areas, visit this webpage.
  • The Center for Childhood Development is an interdisciplinary pediatric therapy program located in Jenison, Michigan, a city located just outside Wyoming. The Center for Childhood Development offers individual and group therapy services including auditory-based therapies (Berard Auditory Integration Training, Interactive Metronome, and Therapeutic Listening), Craniosacral therapy, developmental therapy, individual-difference therapy, relationship-based therapy, speech and language pathology, feeding therapy, and occupational therapy. The Center for Childhood Development also offers social skills groups, summer programs, and other recreational groups designed to improve social, emotional, and behavioral awareness.
  • Horizons Developmental Resource Center is a Caledonia organization that provides family-centered evaluation and treatment services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Typical patients at Horizons have diagnoses including behavioral problems, chronic pain, communication problems, developmental delays, executive functioning problems, feeding problems, learning disabilities, oral motor problems, processing disorders, seizures and epilepsy, sensory processing impairments, sleep disorders, social deficits, speech problems, tics, trauma, brain damage, ADHD, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and more. Below we’ve listed specific diagnostic and treatment services offered through Horizons Developmental Resource Center.
    • Evaluation services include testing of cognitive ability, academic achievement, functioning, attention, memory, adaptive behavior, behavior challenges, visual, auditory, and sensory processing, reflex integration, speech and language, oral motor skills, feeding, gross and fine motor functioning, developmental achievements, social skills, emotional challenges, family functioning, and more.
    • Treatment services include neurodevelopmental disorders rehabilitation, individual and family counseling, low energy neurofeedback, nutrition consultation, movement and sensory motor therapy, speech and language therapy, feeding therapy, school programming, summer programs, sibling support, and professional training.

2. Physical Therapy

  • Wyoming NovaCare Rehabilitation is a Select Medical physical therapy facility located in Wyoming, Michigan. Services at this location include physical therapy, aquatic therapy, spine rehabilitation, ergonomic injury prevention training, functional capacity evaluations, and more.

3. Recreational Therapy

  • Kentwood Parks and Recreation offers opportunities for special needs residents to participate in golf, bowling, tennis, line dancing, swimming, computer classes, water skiing, special events, and more.
  • Stepping Stones Recreational Therapy is a Wyoming, Michigan rehabilitation program that provides in-home recreational therapy services for Kent County residents. To be eligible, residents must be over the age of 60 and have recently been discharged from a medical facility, or they must be home-bound due to disability, injury, or illness.
  • Animal Therapy
    • Legacy Stables, located in Caledonia, provides a therapeutic riding and vaulting program for individuals with a range of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional deficits. To learn more about how equine-assisted therapy could help you or a loved one, visit the Legacy Stables website.
  • Play Therapy
    • The Center for Childhood Development oversees a number of social groups for pediatric patients with different rehabilitation needs. Social development groups aim to increase emotional awareness, improve social skills, develop self-confidence, and build friendships among patients. To read more about social development groups at The Center for Childhood Development, visit their webpage.
  • Special Needs Camps
    • The Center for Childhood Development facilitates six different summer groups for pediatric patients. Summer programs aim to promote social interaction, rehabilitation, and emotional wellness among participants. To read about the different programs, visit The Center for Childhood Development’s Summer Groups webpage.
    • Horizons Developmental Resource Center runs summer learning programs and social opportunities for children with learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Summer program projects aim to improve problem solving skills, physical ability, teamwork, social skills, and communication.
  • Sports Therapy
    • Special Olympics of Michigan (SOMI): The Special Olympics of Michigan has a regional office in Byron Center, Michigan, which is a Kent County city located just south of Kentwood, Michigan. To learn more about the various programs and sports offered through Special Olympics of Michigan, visit their webpage here or visit our Mt. Pleasant, Michigan resource page.

4. Stem Cell Therapy

  • Michigan Blood’s Cord Blood Bank collects umbilical cord blood donations from the Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Michigan. Cord blood donations are collected by medical professionals at delivery and are stored for future treatment uses.

5. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

  • Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Caledonia offers nutrition consultation services to patients with a range of developmental disabilities and brain injuries. Consultation services facilitate nutritional planning and education, special diets, and supplement selection.

Cerebral Palsy Resources in Grand Rapids

Because Grand Rapids is in such close proximity to Wyoming, Kentwood, and Caledonia, residents of these communities are encouraged to take advantage of the city’s many wonderful cerebral palsy and disability resources. To learn more about the Grand Rapids medical and lifestyle resources available to individuals with cerebral palsy and related disabilities, visit our Grand Rapids Cerebral Palsy Resources page here.

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