Disclaimer: Information provided from Sensory Systems Clinic West, PLC is meant to be a helpful resource only and should not be used to diagnose or as a replacement for consultation or collaboration with a Doctor or qualified Occupational Therapist. If you have concerns about your child’s sensory needs, please mention them to your child’s primary care physician. Note specific examples of how your child’s sensory challenges impact or interfere with his or her ability to complete daily childhood activities (“occupations”) such as eating, sleeping, bathing, grooming, hygiene, dressing, playing, school work, socializing/interacting with other children, or participating in family and community environments. This will enable your child’s doctor to better determine whether an occupational therapy evaluation is required.

Sensory Systems Clinic — St. Clair Shores, MI

  • Therapy for children since 1982, serving south-eastern Michigan
  • 30801 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
  • Phone: (586) 293-7553
  • SensorySystemsClinic.com


Special Education Support

  • Michigan Alliance for Families; a statewide resource to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help improve their children’s education. www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org

Alternative Therapies

  • Arts in Motion Studio West Michigan. Phone: (616) 446-7452
  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center; working with people whose lives are improved through the therapeutic use of horses. Phone: (269) 731-4471 or www.cheffcenter.org
  • Franciscan Life Process Center; offering retreat programs, music therapy, music education, visual arts (workshops, classes, retreats, and galleries), counseling services, and spiritual direction. Phone: (616) 897-7842 or www.lifeprocesscenter.org
  • Grand Rapids Ballet; adaptive dance, dance-based creative movement programs for individuals of differing abilities. Phone: (616) 454-4771 or grballet.com
  • 4th Wall; theater company for all abilities. 4thwallkids.com


Funding: Financial assistance


  • Dr. Nicole Beurkens’ Tech Guide for Parents: Learn how to manage screen time without constant fights and distress for everyone. Download here: www.drbeurkens.com/tech-guide/
  • Dental Care for Children with Special Needs in Grand Rapids:
  • Paws With a Cause Wayland, custom-trained assistance dogs — Phone: 800-253-7297 or pawswithacause.org
  • Snip Its; hair cuts for children! — Phone: 616 364 6363 or snipits.com


  • Abilitations, School Specialty Inc.; special needs products — Phone 800-850-8602 or abilitations.com
  • Flag House; resources for special needs sport, recreation and more — Phone: (201) 288-7600 or flaghouse.com
  • Fun and Function; award-winning toys and more — Phone: 800-231-6329 or funandfunction.com (Reagan’s Ride swing set can be found here!)
  • Nasco; special education equipment — Phone: 1-800-558-9595 or eNasco.com/specialeducation
  • Southpaw, sensory therapy and multi-sensory environment products — Phone: 800-228-1698 or www.southpaw.com
  • Super Duper Publications; fun learning materials for kids — Phone: 1-800-277-8737 or superduperinc.com