Resources: Marquette, Upper Peninsula and Within a Day's Drive

Under construction -- do leave your suggestions and recommendations in the guest book.

Marquette County
 Great Start--A statewide agency with a local chapter that looks at all aspects of birth to five issues.  There is a an active parents group that meets periodically at the U.P. Children's Museum

Young Athletes--

  • Early On
  • Transition to adulthood

Essential Kneads for Cranial Sacral Massage

Pathways--Provides services including intensive ABA in-home therapy with those who on the spectrum who either qualify for medicare or can afford to pay for it. 

Marquette General--Specialty clinics for diagnostic screening.  The patient will be tested by a diagnostic team--OT, PT, SLP, MD and PHD.

School Districts
ECDD--Early child developmentally delayed preschool program.  After age three, the school district special education coordinator will arrange testing for anyone who requests it for their child.  If you suspect your child may have autism or similar delay, they will test your child and find an appropriate placement. 
MAPS (Marquette and Harvey)

Willow Farm-- Therapeutic Horseback Riding program

Dr. Ralph Olson
Background in clinical Applied Behavioral Analysis, formerly of Pathways.  Got a call from Dr. Karl Hill who gives him a high recommendation for anyone seeking ABA in a clinical setting.  Phone number 225-5462.  Office is located in downtown Marquette at 220 W. Washington, Ste 420.

Superior Therapies


Upper Peninsula

Autism Upper Peninsula (Yahoo Group)

A.T. in the U.P. (assistive technology)

UPAN--Upper Peninsula Autism Network

Integrative Health Services in Escanaba

S.P.E.A.K.S. Education: 
S.P.E.A.K.S. Education represents: Students. Parents. Educators. Alliance. to Know. Special. Education. S.P.E.AK.S. Education is a 501c3 non profit organization founded in 2009.  Board members  consist of parents, educators and medical professionals that have children with disabilities. The board started forming in 2008. They are located in Newberry and serve the Eastern Upper Peninsula and other districts in the tip of the thumb area with their educational matters.
SPEAKS Education is a information and referral center, parent mentoring, training, and advocacy  Center. We are in partnership with Michigan Alliance of the state of Michigan, for which we provide parent mentoring, training and information and referral. S.P.E.A.K.S. In addition to the services SPEAKS Education provides in collaboration with Michigan Alliance we also provide as a separate service advocacy for families in our service region.

Other resources within one day's drive of Marquette County

U of M (Ann Arbor)

Marshfield Clinic (Marshfield, WI)

Milwaukee area:
Dr. Gregg Hintz, Lakefront Wellness Center in Delava, WI, diagnosis, treatment consultations.
My friend Lori, who is herself a pediatric mental health expert in Milwaukee, reports he has a child on the spectrum and is well versed in alternative treatment options.
Dr. Jeffrey Crisco
(414) 476-9755
3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 113
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Jennifer reported she had a two week turn around when they brought their son in to see him for a diagnosis.

Waisman Center (Madison, WI)