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 options for 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 Medicaid-funded program that provides intensive interventions for children up to their 21st birthday who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder by LifeWays. 

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 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 have Medicaid, Healthy Michigan or MIChild, please call us at 517.789.1200 and our staff members will be happy to talk to you about the symptoms your child is 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.