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Helping Resources
Helping resources mostly targeted towards the Oakland County, Michigan area.  Many are shared by the dedicated and hard-working School Social Workers of Oakland County.
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Totally Social ASD

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Social Skills Groups/Activities for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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This resource was mentioned on the #OakSSWlistserve in response to a member inquiring about Personal Space Resources.  
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The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine

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The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine (RCBM) brings together a team of more than a dozen mental health professionals with a wide variety of clinical backgrounds and interests.
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This resource was mentioned on the #OakSSWlistserve in response to a member inquiring about anxiety and school refusal counseling. 
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Medical Center Pediatrics

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This practice was mentioned on the #OakSSWlistserve in response to a member inquiring about pediatricians that work students who have autism.  Both Drs. Levinson and Lippitt have been mentioned. (Oakland County, Area)
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Michigan Mental Health Services | Birmingham Maple Clinic

Michigan Mental Health Services | Birmingham Maple Clinic | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
Mental Health Experience 37 Therapists dedicated to your well being   Since 1972 Birmingham Maple Clinic’s therapists have been providing mental health services designed to meet the needs of individuals, couples, families, groups and the Metro-Detroit community. Birmingham Maple Clinic comprises the most highly experienced and qualified professionals in the fields of Psychiatry, Psychology and …
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This resource was mentioned on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to a member inquiringabout early childhood mental health services. "The Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy has many therapists that work with children of all ages. We don't take Medicaid but we do take private pay and most of the major insurance carriers- BCBS, BCN, Aetna, HAP, etc..."
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Michael D Colman MD in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Michael D Colman MD in Bloomfield Hills, MI | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
Michael D Colman MD, a Medical Group Practice located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
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This doctor was mentioned on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to a member inquiriing about for therapists and clinicians who provide early childhood mental health services outside of school settings.
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JCC Day Camps | JCC of Metro Detroit

JCC Day Camps | JCC of Metro Detroit | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
JCC Day Camps in West Bloomfield offers spectacular summer programs for children and teens ages 2 1/2-17. JCC Day Camps is licensed by the State of Michigan and accredited by the American Camp Association.
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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone ask about camps for students with EI. 

The response stated: The JCC of Metro Detroit’s Day camps have support for campers who demonstrate need. There are three programs that can be determined based on age...there is an intake process as well. Programs fill quickly and may already be full but it’s worth a call!
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Mobile Clinics | University of Detroit Mercy

Mobile Clinics | University of Detroit Mercy | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
Since the 1970’s, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry has been active in the Southeastern Michigan area proving access to dental services for the underserved populations through several community outreach programs. Today, our Mobile Programs provide services to children, adolescents, adult and geriatric populations in underserved areas. Preventative services are provided through Shield a Smile as comprehensive services are provided via Titans for Teeth. These programs provide access to care in dentally underserved areas. Through our Mobile Programs, thousands of patients a year receive necessary treatment in order to achieve and maintain oral and systemic health. Students gain community-based experiences which fosters greater skill and confidence in interacting with diverse patients, increase awareness to of the dental care needs in the community, leading to better trust and more effective communication about oral health. If you are a school or a facility interested in the Seal a Smile or Titans for Teeth services, please contact Laura Wright at wrightla@udmercy.eduor 313-494-6645.
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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone inquiring about low cost/no cost dental services. 
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Michigan School for the Deaf

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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone asking about counseling for Deaf parents of a hearing child. 
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Oakland Family Services

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Oakland Family Services is a private non-profit organization in southeast
Michigan, providing prevention, education and treatment services in the
community since 1921.
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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response toi a question: Does anyone know an agency that provides in home therapy and would take medicaid?  The response was: "If they have Medicaid, Medicaid will cover transportation for the student to go to and from apts. Common Ground offers in home counseling services if student is eligible. Oakland Family services is contacted via Common Ground and will offer therapy in the home dependent on needs."
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Open Door Outreach Center

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Open Door Outreach Center, a 501c-3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization, lives by its mission below: Recognizing the human dignity of all persons, Open Door Outreach Center's primary mission, in the spirit of interfaith charity, is to provide emergency services of food, clothing and referral information to families in need. Open Door may offer, as funding permits, other special assistance programs and supplemental services meant to improve the quality of life in the community. We service people in Waterford, White Lake, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Commerce, Orchard Lake, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake and parts of Wixom. To meet it's mission of service to families in 10 communities of Oakland County The Lakes Area, Open Door is dependent on generous, on-going support and funding from individuals, local business, corporations, religious and civic organizations.
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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone needing shoes. They offer other services as well. 
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DivorceCare for Kids - divorce recovery support groups for children - DC4K

DivorceCare for Kids - divorce recovery support groups for children - DC4K | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
DivorceCare for Kids is a divorce recovery support group to help your children, 5-12 years of age, heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce.
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This was shared via the #OakSSWListserv as a resource for a child who is going through a #divorce. #oaklandcounty Put in your zip code and it will show you area programs. 
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Suburban Eye Care

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The eye doctors at Suburban Eye Care offer a wide range of vision services, including ocular diseases management, emergency eye care & eye exams in Livonia, MI.
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This eye doctor was reccommended by the #OakSSW listserv as having experiencein working with children with ASD.
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Language Translation Services | LanguageLine Solutions

Language Translation Services | LanguageLine Solutions | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
The global leader in innovative language translation services, interpreting, localization, plus testing and training. Learn how we bridge language barriers.
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Some schools are using these services to assist in parent meetings. 
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Counseling Center Clarkston, MI

Counseling Center Clarkston, MI | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
Counseling center in Clarkston, MI provides a confidential and safe environment for grief counseling, depression therapy, substance abuse recovery and more.
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This resource was mentioned on the #OakSSWlistserve in response to a member inquiring about counseling for upper elementary students who are struggling with anxiety (separation and school refusal).
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North Oakland Family Counseling Center, P.C.

North Oakland Family Counseling Center, P.C. | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
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This resource was mentioned on the #OakSSWlistserve in response to a member inquiring about anxiety/school refusal counseling. Erin Lawson was mentioned by name.
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Access/Services - Oakland Community Health Network

Access/Services - Oakland Community Health Network | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
OCHN's screening process helps to determine where your needs can be met, based on the severity and urgency of your situation.
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For non emergency mental health services that have Medicaid in Oakland County.  They determine eligibility.
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Trusted Psychologists and Psychotherapists in MI

Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Addiction, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Anger Management, PTSD. ADD/ADHD, Autism Treatment, Bipolar Treatment
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This resource was mentioned on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to a member inquiring about early childhood counseling. 
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Gilda's Club Detroit | Royal Oak, MI

Gilda's Club Detroit | Royal Oak, MI | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
Gilda’s Club Detroit provides a social and emotional support program for men, women, teens and children living with cancer in a nonresidential setting.
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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone wanting information on how to talk to children about a relative with cancer. 
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Tri-County Dental Health

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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone inquiring about low cost/no cost dental services. 
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Gary Burnstein Clinic 

Gary Burnstein Clinic  | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
Oakland County's largest free health clinic. Helping our neighbors in need.
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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone inquiring about low cost/no cost dental services. They have many health services. 
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DEAF CAN

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Deaf Community Advocacy Network – DEAF C.A.N.! is a non-profit Organization established in 1981 to provide services to the thousands of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people living in our area
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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone needing counseling for a hearing child with deaf parents. 
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Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services - Justia Michigan Lawyer Directory 

Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services - Justia Michigan Lawyer Directory  | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
Compare and research legal aid and pro bono legal service organizations in Oakland County, Michigan on Justia
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This resource was featured on the #OakSSWlistserv in response to someone asking about free legal services. 
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Camp For All

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LGBTQ+ Camp
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This was shared on the #OakSSWListserv as a camp for the LGBTQ populations. 
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Autism Society of Oakland County Resources

Autism Society of Oakland County Resources | Helping Resources | Scoop.it
What we do to help improve the lives of those impacted by autism in Oakland County, Michigan.
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Recommended by the #OakSSWListserv, the Oakland County Resource guide was mentioned as having eye doctors that are ASD friendly. Other great things on this website. #oaklandcounty
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Children's Eye Care

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Children's Eye Care is the premier pediatric ophthalmology practice with four locations: Clinton Township, Dearborn, Detroit and West Bloomfield
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This ressource was mentioned on the #OakSSW Listserve. Dr. Roarty was reccommended for children with ASD.
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