Below is a list of Local Resources.
For a listing of National Resources, please click Resource Guide above and choose National.

Friends of Different Learners makes no endorsement of any of the products or therapies on this website.  Please make your own evaluation as to the suitability of these services.

Local Resources

ADDapt Michigan                                     

Angels' Place                                             

The ARC Oakland County                        

Autism Society of Michigan                      

Autism Society of Michigan:                     
Oakland Chapter

Dr. Isabelle Beaulier, Ph.D                                                                                                          Oakland Neuropsychology Center                                   

Belightful Yoga, LLC                                  

Birmingham Maple Clinic                         

Birmingham Public Schools

  • To access the collaborative BPS and Friends reference guide to understanding special education services in Birmingham Public Schools, click here:   A Parent's Guide to Special Education

  • To access the Parent Resource Library catalog at the BPS Early Childhood Center located at 2121 Midvale Rd., Birmingham, MI  48009 please visit the BPS web site  .  Go to Departments, then select Special Education.  Scroll down to the blue boxes and click on Resources. On the right side, under Files, scroll down and click on "Parent Resource Library Inventory by Category".

Birmingham YMCA Adaptive Youth Fitness

Bridges for Kids                                          

Building Better Families Through Action  

Building Bridges Therapy Center             

Center for Speech and Language             

Center for Neuropsychology, Learning     
& Development

Children and Adults with Attention            
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) of Mighigan

CHADD of Eastern Oakland County       

Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast       

Eton Academy Tutoring Services            

FAR Conservatory                                    

The Friendship Circle                              

Jack's Place for Autism                           

Judson Center                                          

Learning Disabilities Association          
of Michigan

Michigan Alliance for Families               
Michigan Department of Education:

  • To access Michigan Department of Education Physical Education Standards, click here:  MDE Document
  • To access Michigan Department of Education Grade Level Expectation Parent Guide, click here:  MDE Document
Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Inc.            

Michigan for Vaccine Choice                  

Michigan Law Center                            

Michigan Network for Children's          
Environmental Health

Miracle League of Michigan                

Miracle League of Plymouth                
Oakland Schools:

  • To access Oakland Schools Parent Handbook, click here:  OS Document
  • To access Oakland Schools IEP Navigator, click here:  OS Document
  • To access Oakland Schools PAC FAQ, click here:  OS Document
  • To access Oakland Schools Parent's Guide to Special Education Informal Dispute Resolution Process,
    click here:  

On My Own of Michigan                        


The Reading and Language Arts Center

Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine

The Self Esteem Shop                          

Sensory Systems Clinic                       

Total Communication:                           
Lepak and Associates, PC 

UCP of Michigan                                  
(United Cerebral Palsy)

Lainie Paull Welham  LMSW, LCSW 
Family Connections of Michigan