Health and Dental
Oakland Community Health Network
Oakland Community Health Network leads a provider service network that assists more than 27,000 Oakland County citizens. People who receive public mental health services through the OCHN provider network include those who have an intellectual/developmental disability, adults with a mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbance, and persons with substance use disorders. OCHN exists to ensure that all of these individuals are made aware of and have accessibility to services and supports that will improve their health and quality of life, as well as ensure their engagement in full community participation.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Assistance programs, adult and children services, safety and injury prevention. MDHHS offers a number of programs to help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough.
Oakland County Health Division
The Health Division’s 30+ programs/services focus on preventing the spread of disease; ensuring a safe and clean environment; promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors; preparing for emergencies; surveillance of disease threats; and ensuring accessibility of health services. The Health Division identifies real public health issues affecting the community and addresses needs with cost effective services. OCHD programs benefit every Oakland County resident, as well as countless visitors.
Children with Special Needs Fund
The Children with Special Needs Fund provides support for children in Michigan with special health care needs not available through any other funding source. The Fund helps with the purchase of equipment and services that promote optimal health, mobility, and development, enhancing the lives of children and their families. Call: (517)241-7420
Olde Orchard Pediatric Dentistry
IV sedation offered. Does not accept Medicaid.
40105 Grand River Avenue Ste. 2
Novi, MI. 48375 Call: (248)478-3232
Dr’s Delaney, Root & Associates, PC
Dr. Delaney and staff are happy to provide outstanding dental care for patients with special needs including children and young adults who are physically or emotionally challenged. We give special consideration to the treatment of patients with medical, mental, sensory, behavioral and emotional challenges. Dr. Delaney’s experience and training have provided the skills and techniques needed to treat those that cannot receive care in a traditional dental office. He realized that the needs of each patient are special and vary, and is committed to making every patient comfortable and every appointment as pleasant as can be. Call: (248) 682-8811
Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry:
Arnold Tracht & Daniel Briskie & Associates, DDS, MS
Nicholas Rafail, DDS Specialist in Orthodontics
1814 S Rochester RD
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Call: (248) 608-2626
Golnick Pediatric Dental Associates
21213 Ecorse Road, Taylor, MI 48180
Call: (313) 292-7777
West Bloomfield Office
2300 Haggerty Rd, Suite 1180, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Call: (248) 668-0022
We are happy to offer you and your entire family exceptional dental care in Detroit. We offer full-service dentistry combined with compassionate patient care. With locations in Detroit, Flint, Warren, Shelby Township, Madison Heights, St. Clair Shores, and Westland, most with extended hours and weekend hours, there is sure to be an office that suits your needs. Call: (855) 979-3393
Student Dental Clinics & Graduate Specialty Clinics.
Call: (734)734-763-6933 or (888) 707-2500, select option #5
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
Multiple locations including:
Brighton (810) 225-0022
Clinton Twp (586) 790-7360
Commerce Twp (248) 960-9001
Walled Lake (248) 960-9001
Offers full service dental services to our patients in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County as well as our clients that travel from as far as Toledo, Ann Arbor, Chicago and further. Our Rochester Hills Office is specially designed to provide high quality dental care to patients of all ages that deserve special attention. Dr. Palmer is one of Michigan's leading sedation dentists. He is one of only a few dentists in Michigan that is trained and qualified to provide all forms of sleep dentistry including Oral Sedation, I.V. Sedation and General Anesthesia.
Does not accept Medicaid.
Call: (248) 650-9490
In keeping with its mission of “providing primary and preventive health care to Metro Detroit’s insured, underinsured, uninsured, and homeless men, women, and children” the center will improve the quality of care for current patients, and access to pediatric dental services for the general public.
The Children’s Dental Center is located at Children’s Center, 79 West Alexandrine, 3rd floor, Detroit, MI 48201
Call: (313) 833-2895. AHC also opened a new satellite pediatric dental center at Waller Health Center (60 E Warren), now serving all ages. Call: (313) 626-2800.
Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) community partnership offering complete, coordinated, high quality primary, mental and dental health care throughout Oakland County, Michigan. Services are open to all, regardless of insurance, place of residence, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation.
Call: (248) 724-7600
Children’s Hospital Dental Department
The Dental Department at Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center includes specialists on staff in pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics and endodontics. For decades the department has been focused on providing services to medically and psychologically handicapped children, including those with oral clefts and facial anomalies, medical disorders and mental impairments. Routine clinical care is offered, as is care under sedation and general anesthesia. Accepts Medicaid. Call: (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.
Leisure and Recreation
Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to 3,000 individuals with special needs and their families by providing recreational, social, educational and vocational programming. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving. Friendship Circle also provides support to individuals and families struggling with isolation, addiction and other family-related crises.
Oakland County Michigan Parks: Adaptive Recreation
Oakland County Parks provides leisure and sports opportunities. Inclusion services are offered so individuals with disabilities can participate in any program or event hosted by Oakland County Parks. A certifies recreation specialist coordinates programs and assists individuals during programs.
Southfield Parks and Recreation
Beech Woods Recreation Center offers several fun and exciting sporting opportunities for people with disabilities. Adaptive programs include wheelchair basketball, golf and tennis.
MAS is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, a non-profit, tax-exempt educational organization established for the purpose of providing sports, recreation and physical fitness opportunities for persons with disabilities. We offer a competitive aspect as a part of our program for those seeking a higher challenge. We host many annual clinics and events which provide ample challenges and opportunities for fun and excitement. We are able to provide these sports and activities to a very wide range of people. Our participants are of all ages, from young children to adults, and their disabilities include amputation, paralysis, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, head injuries, and many others.
Every player fields/hits and gets on base every inning and there are no outs. Kids love this Fun, Self Esteem Building league. Players must be at least 4 years old to participate and no baseball experience required. “Able-bodied” Buddies or family members are partnered with each player to assist and protect them during games. Adaptive plastic bats and safety balls are used and no score is kept.
Therapeutic Riding Centers and Equine Assisted Therapy Clinics.
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s Sports Ability program provides competitive and recreational sporting opportunities for persons with disabilities. Sports Ability members have an opportunity to participate in a number of activities including:
• Wheelchair Basketball
• Fitness Training
• Adaptive Bowling
• Hand cycling clinics
• Adaptive Waterskiing
• Adaptive snow skiing
• Wheelchair tennis clinics
• Weightlifting clinics
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation provides art and sports classes for people with special needs throughout the year and a camp in the summer as well as hosting teen clubs and activity nights.
Where joy and creativity abound, in an atmosphere of hope, growth and encouragement. Uniquely designed for people who are living with disabilities and other challenges.
The Art Experience is a place for people with developmental disabilities,
autism or even the “label free” to feel like they’re part of a community. It’s
also an affordable place to paint, draw, CREATE.
Classes and programs offered at both locations throughout the year. Children with special needs participate in the MY BUDDY AND ME program. Gymnastics, swimming, art, and more.
Youth Abilities baseball program for special needs students and a BUDDY
Youth Abilities- Saturday sports special for children with physical disabilities. Activities include parachute games. Sessions run Saturday mornings.
The mission of Special Olympics Michigan is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Friends of Different Learners is an independent organization of parents, staff, and community members dedicated to maximizing the potential of Birmingham Public School students with different abilities.
Enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation.
Agencies and Educational Services
Community Living Services (CLS)
CLS has been providing supports and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for decades. CLS Supports Coordinators are on the front lines every day, accessing resources in communities, helping find employment and volunteer opportunities and working toward a future of independence and freedom for those that they serve.
JARC is known as a prototype for innovative, high-quality community-based residential and support programs, serving nearly 200 adults in its group homes and various supported independent living arrangements.
Oakland Schools is a regional service agency that offers support services to school personnel that are best delivered regionally and provide cost, size and quality advantages to those we serve. Oakland Schools is an autonomous, tax-supported public school district governed by Michigan General School Laws and is one of 56 intermediate school districts (ISDs) established in Michigan in 1962. Oakland Schools organizes our organization strategies around these central objectives: Increase student achievement, Serve diverse needs of schools and Decrease costs/increase efficiency.
Penrickton Center for the Blind: Active Learning
This website provides ongoing educational information and tools for implementing active learning techniques in the home, school or daycare environment. All children learn through activity. Active Learning helps to promote independence in children with multiple special needs. This website includes detailed explanation of equipment, overall theory concepts, helpful hints, assessment tools and conference information.
The Arc of Oakland County advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities. They strive to improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire our community and influence public policy.
Oakland University Center for Autism (OUCARES) integrates academic course work, knowledge and research with hands-on work in the community to prepare professionals to be leaders in the autism community. Through these academic and service programs, Oakland University also provides supportive individual and family programs.
Angels’ Place provides people-centered services, including homes and professional support, for adults with developmental disabilities. Our homes offer a Christian family environment of love and compassion, coupled with an atmosphere of acceptance, dignity, well-being and the potential for personal growth and acceptance.
On My Own of Michigan serves adults with mild developmental intellectual disabilities including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, and Learning Disabilities.
Program to Empower Students beyond Age 26
- Dutton Farms 248-608-4173
- Judson Center 248-559-5151
- JVS Human Services 248-559-5000
- Life Skills of Pontiac 248-499-7421
- Mary's Children 248-307-0242
- New Gateways Inc. 248-538-7830