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
- 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.
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.
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 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.
Other resources within one day's drive of Marquette County
U of M (Ann Arbor)
Marshfield Clinic (Marshfield, WI)
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
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)