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Autism Collaborative Center

1055 Cornell Road, Ypsilanti MI 48197

734-487-2890

Counties Served:
All/Statewide


The ACC serves individuals with ASD and related neurodevelopmental disorders – all ages and ability levels. We believe that by addressing the needs of the whole family, we best serve the individual with autism. Our Center offers a full range of on-site therapeutic and diagnostic services. In addition, we offer family-oriented celebrations, family and professional education,and sibling support.


Hanger Clinic

5783 Byron Center Ave., Wyoming MI 49519

1-877-4HANGER

Counties Served:
All/Statewide, Kent


Hanger Clinic is the largest provider of Orthotics and Prosthetics in the United States. With over 750+ clinics across the US we have the resources to provide products and care to patients like no other local company. We offer a full range of custom and ready made orthotics, as well as provide innovative and patient appropriate prosthetic devices. We participate with the majority of insurances.


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Resources


Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP disseminates information on best practices; advocates on member's behalf in Washington, provides technical assistance and advises states on parent professional partnerships.

Target Audience:
  • Families of CYSHCN
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN
  • Policymakers

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Autism Screening and Diagnostic Tool for Pediatric Providers
The "Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum" is designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios. Curriculum to screen and diagnose autism in pediatric patients. Toolkit can be downloaded from this website.

Target Audience:
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
Three Tips About Sickle Cell Disease Every Emergency Provider Needs to Know
Children and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) often require care in the emergency department (ED) of hospitals and clinics for health issues related to SCD. The ED may be a patient’s only option for health care when symptoms, such as pain crises, cannot be managed at home or when a patient does not have access to a healthcare provider who specializes in treating SCD. CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) works to protect people and prevent complications of blood disorders. As part of this mission, NCBDDD is sharing steps to improve care in emergency departments (ED) of hospitals and clinics for people with sickle cell disease (SCD). The fact sheet was created to help improve healthcare in the ED for patients with SCD.

Target Audience:
  • Professionals who work with CYSHCN

Submitted By:
Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center
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