Children with Disabilities
Evaluations for speech/language delay from 3-26. Clients will receive a full evaluation and hearing screening for $75. Therapy will be offered throughout the year from 9/14 on.
We provide speech, language and audiological evaluation and therapy services for people of all ages. The clinic is an integral part of the University’s training program; only nominal fees are assessed.
Post Adoption Resource Center
CSHCS is a program which assists individuals with special health care needs in accessing appropriate medical care, health education and other supports. This is done through helping families connect with services , coordination of services, payment of specialty medical bills and helping with language barriers. Services apply to individuals up through age 21.
Disability Network Southwest Michigan is the first stop for people with disabilities and their families in Southwest Michigan. We provide disability-related Information and Referral, support navigating systems, information about the Americans with Disabilities Act and more. We can support families in learning to advocate for family members with disabilities and young adults in learning self-advocacy skills.
Early On is for children from birth to three years of age. Early On is here for your family if you have a concern about your child’s growth and learning, and helps children who have a developmental delay.
A developmental delay is when a child’s rate of growth and learning is different from that of most children the same age. A developmental delay may be in one of the following areas:
Taking care of basic needs
Responding to others
Health issues (physical or mental) that are likely to lead to a developmental delay
Early On helps young children to grow and learn. Working on delays early means your child gets a great start in life. Early On helps by:
Working together, and with you, as a team. Early On helps to get people, activities, supports, and services working together with you. (Think of Early On as a baseball team. Each player brings different skills. When all of these skills are put together, the team can play ball. However, one person alone cannot.)
Listening to families. You know your child best. You know your family’s routines best. The information you share with Early On will help your child.
Getting information to parents. This allows you to be better able to help your child grow and learn.
Making your family stronger and healthier. That is why some supports and services may be provided to your family. When your family is strong and healthy, you will be better able to help your child grow and learn.
Connecting you to other families. Raising a child who has developmental delays can be tough. It may help to talk with other families who have a child with developmental delays too.
Lory’s Place, a Grief Healing and Education Center of Hospice at Home, a Lakeland HealthCare Affiliate
Lory’s Place is a family service center whose mission is to provide peer support group services for grieving children and adults throughout Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. Lory’s Place provides a safe, comforting atmosphere in which grief healing can take place following the death of a family member or an important friend. Lory’s Place is available at no charge to all who come for assistance.
Project Find is devoted to helping individuals, parents, and people who work with families (known as primary referral sources), to connect with the special educational services that may be needed. In Michigan, eligible children, youth, and young adults may receive special educational services from birth through 25 years of age.
Anyone can make a referral for a Project Find evaluation if it is suspected that the child/young adult is developmentally delayed or has a physical or mental condition highly associated with developmental delay. Primary referral sources can include hospitals, physicians, parents, local education agencies, public health facilities, other social service providers and other medical providers.
Through multiple venues, our goal is to refer as early as possible all children, youth and young adults with disabilities who may be eligible for special educational services through Michigan’s Administrative Rules for Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B.
Where people of all ages with special needs participate in therapeutic horseback riding and other equine activities. Serving individuals in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties.