Special Needs Support

Special Needs Support

Children’s Special Health Care Services
(1-800-359-3722) Financial assistance for medical care to families who have disabled children and require special care, ages birth to 21. Meetings and one-to-one support.

Autism Alliance of Michigan
Improving the quality of life for individuals for autism through unprecedented collaboration.

ARC Michigan
(1-800-292-7851) State organization for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities.

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Helping Hands Respite Care
(517) 372-6671. 201 Hillside Ct. East Lansing, MI 48823. Respite care. Trained staff who are employed by Helping Hands Respite Care relieve family caregivers. Services may be provided to families for a few hours, a few days in the family home, or at the Respite House, depending on need and availability of service.

Mid-Michigan Autism Association
Offers information, resources and projects centered around Autism education and support. 

YMCA Day Camps
Children with special needs are welcomed at the area YMCA summer camp programs.

Early On® Michigan
Early On® Michigan is the system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays or diagnosed conditions with a high probability of resulting in delay, and their families. Early On is supported by funding from Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood Education and Family Services. Early On ensures that eligible children and families receive comprehensive, collaborative, family-centered, strength-based services. Early On supports families as families help their children to learn and grow. Visit  or call 1-800-Early-On (1-800-327-5966) for more information.

Cerebral Palsy Guide - supporting families affected by cerebral palsy through free education materials and support opportunities.

Early Learning Institute - serving children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center - resources, information and education for children and youth with special health care needs, the families who love them and the professionals who support them.

Capital Area Down Syndrome Association (CADSA) - supports people with Down syndrome and their families in the Mid-Michigan area by providing resources, education, advocacy, and awareness.