Children & Family Services

When your child is experiencing distressing emotional or behavioral symptoms, it often impacts your whole family. LifeWays is here to not only provide treatment for your child, but to help provide the support and resources you need to make your family stronger.

If your child receives Medicaid, MIChild or Healthy Michigan Plan and is experiencing symptoms of a severe emotional disturbance, behavioral challenge, mental illness, or intellectual or developmental disability, he or she may be eligible for behavioral health treatment through LifeWays. There are many forms a treatment available through the LifeWays Provider Network, including Autism Spectrum Disorder services. You will have the ability to help decide your child's treatment and goals with a Person-Centered Plan designed by you, your child (when possible), and his or her treatment team.

Medicaid Autism Benefit (ABA Program)
The LifeWays Autism Benefit is a state funded program that provides intensive interventions for children starting at age 18 months diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder by LifeWays. 

Click here to download the Autism Welcome Packet.

Private Insurance
If 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 for information about behavioral health providers in your network or you can call Central Michigan 2-1-1 who may also be able to assist you in finding a behavioral health provider.

Medicaid, Healthy Michigan, or Uninsured 
If your child has Medicaid, Healthy Michigan, MIChild or is uninsured, you can call us at 517.789.1200 and talk with one of our staff members about whether you might be eligible to receive services from us. We may even be able to help you apply for Medicaid, MIChild or Healthy Michigan Plan.