parent education

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.

Autism Alliance of Michigan leads collaborative efforts across the state that will improve the quality of life for individuals with autism through education, access to comprehensive services, community awareness, inclusion efforts, and coordinated advocacy.

Financial help

Family Hope Foundation is an established non-profit organization providing resources, activities, support, and funding for therapies to families of children with special needs in West Michigan.


Lindamood-Bell is a favorite approach to reading comprehension frequently used by our speech therapists.

Developmental Milestones

Visit the CDC to find the milestone checklist for your child’s age. Use it to track your child’s development. When it’s time to talk to your therapist/physician, write down the questions you have and show them the milestones your child has reached and the ones that concern you.

symptom checker

Indicate the behaviors that are making you concerned about your child by answering a series of questions. The Symptom Checker analyzes your answers to give you a list of psychiatric or learning disorders that are associated with those symptoms.


Engaging Autism, by Stanley Greenspan

First Feelings, by Stanley Greenspan

The Child with Special Needs, by Stanley Greenspan

Building Healthy Minds: The Six Experiences that Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth in Babies and Young Children, by Stanley Greenspan, M.D with Nancy Breslau Lewis

Play to Talk: A Practical Guide to Help Your Late-Talking Child Join the Conversation, by James MacDonald Ph.d and Pam Stoika Ph.D

Uniquely Human, by Barry M. Prizant