DSG: Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan Join The Cause


Other Organizations


  • Everday Autism Miracles - A non-profit grant organization designed to strengthen, financially assist and inform families and communities about children with autism.

  • Autism Society of America - Oakland Chapter - One of over 200 Chapters of the Autism Society of America (ASA) and also one of 13 Chapters in Michigan.

  • Social Stories - non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and those who work alongside them to improve mutual understanding.

Horse Therapy

  • Therapeutic Equestrian Center - A local therapeautic equestrian center in Southeast Michigan.

  • Pretty Pony Pastures - Learn the joy of horseback riding. Providing safe, enjoyable riding lessons for persons of all abilities.

  • Lifehorse - Helps families raising a child or children with special needs learn fun, creative, and healthy ways to play together.

  • O.A.T.S. - Promotes the health, well-being and happiness of handicapped individuals through horseback riding and related activities.
Therapies & Programs
  • Angel's Place - A private, not-for profit, faith-based organization providing homes and services to adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Baby Signs - Developed by Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn, the Baby Signs Program is the original baby sign language program for hearing infants and toddlers, based on American Sign Language. The Baby Signs Institute offers classes and workshops for parents.

  • Building Bridges Therapy Center - A "full-service" pediatric clinic, staffed by a team of caring, experienced professionals in the fields of Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Physical Therapy and Education.

  • Como Pediatric Communication Center - Specializes in the treatment of speech and language disorders for toddlers and school aged children.

  • Dance of Partnership - Janice Fialka, MSW, ACSW is a national trainer, presenter, and advocate on issues related to disability.

  • Dearborn Speech & Sensory Center, Inc. - Provides services to children and adults of all ages in the areas of speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychological needs.

  • Disability is Natural - Ready for some good news about people with disabilities? Discover a new way of thinking about disabled people, learning disabilities and physical and mental handicaps.

  • Friendship Circle - Provides programming and activites designed to foster a relationship between community teenagers and children with special needs.

  • Kauffman Children's Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor & Social Connections, Inc. - Provides specialized speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy and sensory integration services.

  • Kids in Motion - Provides pediatric physical, occupational, and speech and language therapy.

  • Leaps and Bounds Therapy Services - Offers a team approach providing quality physical, occupational, speech, and massage therapy.

  • Leotek - A program dedicated to helping terminally and chronically ill children, as well as those with genetic disorders, under the age of 21, find happiness and companionship through emotional and spiritual healing, using the horse.

  • Love & Learning - Technique and materials (DVDs, audio tapes, books and computer programs) help infants and toddlers with language and reading development.

  • Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Inc. - Dedicated to serving men, women, and children with different abilities so they may, as true citizens, celebrate life, freedom, and independence in the community.

  • Milstein Pediatric Speech & Language Services, Inc. - The clinic offers speech and language therapy in a comfortable, "kid friendly" setting; including one-on-one intensive treatment, tandem treatment and group sessions.

  • Miracle League - A charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.

  • Optiminds - Offers customized, individualized cognitive training.

  • Sensory Systems Clinic - Children's Occupational Therapy Specialists


Residential/Independent Living Skills

  • On My Own - A private, non-profit agency in Oakland County that helps adults with mild developmental disabilities become independent, social and contributing members of the community.

  • The Planner Guide - An organizational and reference system for people with social and cognitive challenges.