Within the Oakwood Family Center you will find the Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families, Oakwood Learning Center and University of Michigan Dearborn (UMD) Early Childhood Education Center. Each center partner has one purpose in mind: providing care for exceptional children and their exceptional families. Through a unique enterprise with UMD, the Center is poised to create a new medical home model for families challenged with physical, cognitive and emotional developmental needs.
Center for Exceptional Families
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Children with special needs deserve exceptional care. That’s why Oakwood created an innovative service – the Center for Exceptional Families. We are proud to provide comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered care for children with developmental disabilities, acquired disabilities, and chronic, complex disorders, including:
- Congenital Syndromes
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spinal Bifida (Myelomeningocele)
- Muscle Disorders
- Neuro-Oncologic Disorders
- Failure to Thrive
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Gait Abnormalities
At a single visit, children, along with their families, are seen by a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists, offering a full range of care, including development of individualized healthcare plans, school personnel collaboration, behavioral and psychosocial support services, rehabilitation resources, family advocacy/support, and more.
In addition, the program offers the services of a pediatric physiatrist, trained to work as a member of a team that includes family members, primary care physicians and subspecialists; school personnel and community agencies. This team is organized to develop a care plan to meet the individual needs of each child. The program is led by pediatric physiatrist Susan M. Youngs, MD
Learn more about the Center for Exceptional Families