We choose to see the ability in each of the people we serve - not the disability. You may have Autism. Cerebral Palsy. Down Syndrome. Or any other Intellectual or Developmental Disability. But you are more than your disability. That is why we aim to provide a unique set of services and supports to help each person we work with achieve the life he or she wants to live. Whether it's being more independent, getting involved in the community, or even learning to tie shoes, we are here to help make those goals a reality. A treatment team will help you and your chosen support system including family, guardians, or friends, design a Person Centered Plan which will guide the services and supports needed to reach those goals.
If you or your loved one receive Medicaid, MIChild or Healthy Michigan Plan and are diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms of a severe intellectual or developmental disability, you may be eligible for behavioral health treatment through LifeWays. There are many supports and services available through the LifeWays Provider Network, including residential living, community supports, respite, and more. If you have a child who is currently in the school system, but will be aging out in the next few years, it's not too early to start seeking services. We can help support you through the transition of aging out of school and help connect you with the care your child needs into adulthood.
Medicaid Autism Benefit (ABA Program)
The LifeWays Autism Benefit is a Medicaid-funded program that provides intensive interventions for children up to their 21st birthday who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder by LifeWays.
Click here to download the Autism Welcome Packet.
If you or your child has private insurance or is not eligible to receive services at LifeWays, you can either call the number listed on the back of your insurance card or call Central Michigan 2-1-1 who can assist you in finding a behavioral health provider in your network.
Medicaid, Healthy Michigan , or MIChild
If you or your child has Medicaid, Healthy Michigan, MIChild, please call us at 517.789.1200 and our staff members will be happy to talk to you about the symptoms you or your child are experiencing. They may do a screening with you over the phone or ask you to come in for an assessment.
If you do not have insurance, please call us at 517.789.1200 to discuss your symptoms and situation with our staff. We may even be able to help you apply for Medicaid or Healthy Michigan Plan.
Regardless of your insurance, if you or your child is in crisis, having suicidal thoughts, or thinking of self harm or harming others, please call our 24-Hour Crisis Line at 1.888.284.8288 or visit our office during business hours.