Special Needs Support

Do you have a child with special needs? These campus-based, local and State of Michigan support resources may be helpful.

 (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.

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

 (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.

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

Supporting families affected by cerebral palsy through free education materials and support opportunities.

Resources, information and education for children and youth with special health care needs, the families who love them and the professionals who support them.

A new MSU center to support individuals with disabilities in life and career transitions.

A collection of special health care services from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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

 Helps you find local special needs care. View pre-screened profiles, listen to recorded references, post jobs and run FREE background checks. Care.com is the safe and simple way to find care.

 Offers information, resources and projects centered around Autism education and support.

 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.

Serving children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Supports people with Down syndrome and their families in the Mid-Michigan area by providing resources, education, advocacy, and awareness.