Resources

Academy of Dreams

Academy of Dreams is a school for adults, over the age of 18, with special needs. Our purpose is to provide continued functional education, daily living skills and job skill training beyond the age of 26. Our students' educational and work skills will assist and inspire this community well into the future.



Categories: Class, Education, Independent Living, Support, Training

AYSO VIP
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Our goal here at AYSO is for every child to have the opportunity to play soccer. The VIP (Very Important Player) program provides a great soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to participate on mainstream teams. VIP teams can include individuals who are blind or visually impaired, or have limited mobility, autism, Down Syndrome or cerebral palsy. The program is run entirely by volunteers.



Categories: Buddy, Exercise, Recreation, Soccer, Sports

Como Pediatric Communication Center
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We offer speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy in a family centered environment. Our staff of therapists are amongst the professions best, and they all share a caring heart when it comes to your child and family. Our office offers a warm and inviting atmosphere which will allow your child to feel comfortable upon their arrival and throughout treatment.



Categories: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Crawl Walk Jump Run Therapy Clinic
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Through physical, occupational, speech and ABA therapy, we strive to empower patients and their families through intensive therapy, education, training, treatment and advocacy.



Categories: ABA Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

D.A.D.S. of Southeast Michigan
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We run our organization exclusively with dedicated volunteers. Our major fund raising activity to support our DADS community outreach programs is our annual Golf Outing. This annual event encourages every family member, friend, volunteer, participant, and parent to promote awareness about individuals with Down syndrome and to celebrate their accomplishments.


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Categories: Advocacy, Fundraising, Group, Non-Profit, Support

Dental Care Guidance for Caregivers of Patients with Down Syndrome
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Your loved one with special needs, no matter which form, requires the same amount of dental health care as people without special needs do. Finding the proper resources that can help make their oral health regime and routines as easy as possible for them can be a bit of a challenge, but once the ball starts rolling you’ll find they’ll grow to learn and enjoy it as much as you are! Contact Us


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Categories: Dentist, Free

Disabilty Network Oakland & Macomb
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Disability Network Oakland & Macomb is a private non-profit, non-residential organization run for and by people with disabilities.
Disability Network Oakland & Macomb is committed to promoting inclusion for all by breaking down barriers and opening paths towards independence and personal choice through resources, advocacy, information, support and education.



Categories: Advocacy, Independent Living, Support

Doug & Deena Trocino, Primerica Financial Services

Specializing in creating financial plans for families with children with special needs.



Categories: Expenses, Financial Planning

Down Syndrome Pregnancy

Our books offer support to expectant parents who are preparing for the birth of a baby with Down syndrome/Trisomy 21. All of our materials offer compassionate, practical, and up-to-date information and have been reviewed by leading medical and Down syndrome experts.


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Categories: Free, Literature

Eli's Heart
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A 501 c3 organization that helps families with travel expenses associated with medical procedures. They understand the future financial concerns for all families that have a child with DS, so they focus on supporting the community. For families that need to travel for surgeries, they provide plane tickets, hotel rooms, gas cards, meal cards, and more. Even though the website states support is for heart surgeries, they are willing to support other procedures as well.


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Categories: Cardiology, Expenses, Medical, Surgery, Travel

Euro-Peds
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Euro-Peds is a nationally-recognized intensive pediatric physical therapy center treating patients with gross motor disorders including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spina bifida and a variety of syndromes.
Through intensive bouts of individualized, one-on-one therapy sessions, children with all levels of involvement can -and do- learn new skills such as sitting, crawling, and walking to improve mobility, self-esteem and independence.



Categories: Physical Therapy

Gotta Dance Studio
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Beginning through advanced levels in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Mom & Tots and Acro/Tumbling. We offer classes ranging from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, depending on student's age and level.



Categories: Dance

Inclusively Fit
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Inclusively Fit is a place where EVERYONE gets picked. It’s a place where fitness, recreation, social and fun come together, for individuals with Special Needs of all ability levels - not just the best ability levels. It’s a place where all are welcome. It’s their place.



Categories: Exercise, Gym, Professional Training, Recreation

Little League Challenger Baseball
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The Challenger Division of Little League Baseball is a program for mentally ad physically disabled youth to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. However, whenever possible and with reasonable accommodations, disabled youngsters should participate in unrestricted league play provided their participation is possible and fall within the standard rules and regulations of Little League.



Categories: Baseball, Exercise, Recreation, Sports

Macomb Academy
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As a charter school serving special needs adults in the Clinton Township area, we accept students from 18 to 26 years old looking for professional training and independent living education.



Categories: Charter School, Education, Independent Living, Professional Training

Michigan Alliance for Families
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Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services. This website can help you with finding information on special education issues as well as disability specific information.


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Categories: Education, Support

Michigan Protection & Advocacy
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Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is the independent, private, nonprofit organization designated by the governor of the State of Michigan to advocate and protect the legal rights of people with disabilities in Michigan. MPAS services include information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training.



Categories: Advocacy, Legal Representation, Training

Michigan Special Education Mediation Program
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The Michigan Special Education Mediation Program (MSEMP) helps parents, educators, and service providers develop productive relationships for resolving issues in early intervention and special education.



Categories: Education, Facilitation, IEP, Mediation, Workshops

National Down Syndrome Adoption Network
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The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network provides information to birth families who may be seeking alternatives to parenting as they prepare for the arrival of their child. Making an adoption plan for a child with Down syndrome is a loving choice and can be the right choice for some families.
The NDSAN is also here to provide support to families who wish to adopt a child with Down syndrome.
There are no fees for any of the services provided by the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network.


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Categories: adoption, foster care

Sensory Systems Clinic
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Sensory Systems Clinic has been providing occupational therapy services for children since 1982 and continues to be recognized as a leader in the Detroit Metropolitan area for innovative and effective therapy.



Categories: Occupational Therapy

St. Francis Camp on the Lake
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St. Francis Camp on the Lake is a 501-(c)3, non-profit organization committed to providing the ultimate camp experience to children and adults with developmental disabilities. St. Francis Camp on the Lake is the premier camping facility for those with special needs.



Categories: Camp, Recreation

Tailored Toys
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It is our belief that toys are universal tools that bridge the gaps and break the barriers for all children regardless of their abilities. Toys can be used to serve as a guide and teach valuable social, emotional, cognitive, fine motor, and gross motor skills.


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Categories: Recreational Therapy, Toys

Team GUTS
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Team GUTS™ is committed to improving the health, fitness and overall well-being of those in our community with special needs and disabilities. We are doing this by offering various adaptive fitness programs in a fun and recreational setting. All Team GUTS™ program sessions include eight (8) classes.



Categories: Class, Dance, Exercise, Gym, Professional Training, Recreation, Sports

Thera-Peds Pediatric Therapy
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Thera-Peds is a multi-disciplinary center that provides comprehensive pediatric Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Feeding Therapy in a comfortable and child-friendly environment.



Categories: Feeding Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Woodside Bible Special Needs Ministry

It is the desire of the Special Needs Ministry to minister to everyone affected by disability, including families and caregivers. We have programs, classes and events that are designed to make our participants feel valued and welcomed as they grow in their knowledge and faith in Christ. Click on a campus (to the right) and find out which special needs ministries are available.



Categories: Adult, Buddy, Class, Deaf