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Children with Special Needs

Our highly trained and caring staff are dedicated to providing quality personalized services that meet the needs of your whole family.

Services Offered

  • Family Centered Planning: Our Support Coordinators help families develop a plan of service. They provide information and support in accessing community resources. They assist with a variety of issues including health care, school advocacy, mental health services, respite and community living supports.
  • Positive Behavioral Support: Our psychologists teach families with children who have behavioral challenges how to assist their children in loving, gentle ways. They work with families to develop a plan based on the principles of a Culture of Gentleness which focus on the development of relationships.
  • Children’s Waiver Program: This is a federal program for children with developmental disabilities and complex medical or behavioral needs. Approval from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is required for enrollment. Services could include nursing, speech, recreational, dietary, community living supports, transportation, respite care, durable medical equipment and accessibility adaptations.
  • Autism Services: We specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. ABA is an evidenced based best practice for children diagnosed with Autism. It helps increase language, communication skills, memory, social skills, focus and attention. We provide Center-based therapy for young children and home based therapy for older children up to the age of 18. Click here to learn more about our Autism services.
  • Transition Services: As a child moves into adulthood, we offer transition planning to assist families with obtaining adult services. We work with the school to help your child reach his or her potential. We assist you with vocational planning and community living opportunities and we explore funding and insurance options.


Our services for children with special needs are available to families who are eligible for public mental health services and choose Easterseals MORC as their service provider.

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