Easterseals MORC

Children with Special Needs

Our Method

Our highly trained and caring staff are dedicated to providing quality personalized services that meet the needs of your whole family.

Services Offered

  • Family Centered Planning: Our Support Coordinators help families develop a plan of service. They provide information and support in accessing community resources. They assist with a variety of issues including health care, school advocacy, mental health services, respite and community living supports.
  • Positive Behavioral Support: Our psychologists teach families with children who have behavioral challenges how to assist their children in loving, gentle ways. They work with families to develop a plan based on the principles of a Culture of Gentleness which focus on the development of relationships.
  • Children’s Waiver Program: This is a federal program for children with developmental disabilities and complex medical or behavioral needs. Approval from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is required for enrollment. Services could include nursing, speech, recreational, dietary, community living supports, transportation, respite care, durable medical equipment and accessibility adaptations.
  • Autism Services: We specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. ABA is an evidenced based best practice for children diagnosed with Autism. It helps increase language, communication skills, memory, social skills, focus and attention. We provide Center-based therapy for young children and home based therapy for older children up to the age of 18. Read more about our Autism Services here.
  • Transition Services: As a child moves into adulthood, we offer transition planning to assist families with obtaining adult services. We work with the school to help your child reach his or her potential. We assist you with vocational planning and community living opportunities and we explore funding and insurance options.


Our services for children with special needs are available to families who are eligible for public mental health services and choose Easterseals MORC as their service provider.

Get Started

To begin the process of determining your eligibility for services, please select below the county in which you live and type of services you are seeking.   You will then be directed to the appropriate intake number to call for an eligibility assessment.


Adults with Special Needs

Coordinating a plan of service for all areas of life

Senior Services

Home care supports for the elderly and disabled, nursing home transition


Applied Behavioral Analysis, family centered supports

Living Options

Family home supports, independent living, group homes

Employment Options

Supported and competitive employment, microenterprises

Children with Special Needs

Children's Waiver program, Autism services, family supports