Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

The Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities program serves persons of all ages diagnosed with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. Services are provided taking a comprehensive approach and tailor each plan to the needs, wishes and dreams of the person and their family.


Services may include:

  • Support coordination
  • Psychology
  • Speech, occupational, & physical therapy (provided by referral)
  • Individual, family, & group therapy
  • Community living supports & respite care (provided by referral)
  • Vocational and skill building (provided by referral)
  • Supported employment
  • Guardianship testing
  • Autism Services including Applied Behavior Analysis


Autism Benefit

The autism benefit allows eligible individuals to receive applied behavior analysis (ABA) services. To qualify individuals must have a diagnosis of autism, receive Medicaid and be between the ages of 18 months through 21 years. ABA is an intensive evidence based practice that teaches various social, academic and language skills. This can be done in a clinic-based setting as well as a home-based setting. Individuals in any program including IDD, Children’s Outpatient, Wraparound, Infant Mental Health, and more are eligible for Autism Benefit services.



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To sign up for myStrength:
1. Visit and click “Sign Up”.

2. Enter your information, and the following Access Code:

  • if you are a Member/Consumer: DWMHAc
  • if you are Care Giver/Guardian: DWMHAcare
  • if you are a Community Member:  DWMHAp
  • if you are a Provider staff person for personal use: DWMHAstaff

3. Complete the myStrength sign-up process with a brief Wellness Assessment and personal profile.

4. Go mobile! Using the access code above, get the myStrength app for iOS and Android devices at

Important Details


Sliding Fee Scale
For people who are uninsured or are eligible for services that are not covered by their insurance, The Guidance Center has a sliding fee scale that is based on income and other factors.  Please click on the link the view/download details.


24-Hour Crisis Support
If you are receiving mental health or substance use disorder services at The Guidance Center and are experiencing a personal crisis at any time of the day or night, a member of our team is available to assist you. Please call 734-785-7700.


Evening and Weekend Hours
We have both evening and weekend hours available in our outpatient mental health and substance use disorder programs.


Services for Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces and their families
We are proud to serve Veterans, members of the Armed Forces and their families,  who have provided dedicated service to our country.  We accept Tricare insurance as well as commercial insurances, Medicaid and Medicare, and also serve people who are uninsured.


Translation Services
We want everyone in the community to feel welcome and have access to our services.  We have several bilingual staff and also provide translation services at no cost in all languages, including American Sign language.


A Welcoming Environment
Inclusion is very important to us.   We welcome members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community as well as people of all ages, races and ethnicities, and abilities.  Our facilities are conveniently located and fully accessible for people with physical challenges.  We have a diverse team of staff with various degrees, training and experience in order to provide the best, most holistic care possible to the people we serve.


Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment at The Guidance Center please call 734-785-7700.


Wayne County Child Abuse and Neglect Protocol

Please click link for updated Wayne County Case Management Protocol for Child Abuse and Neglect. This Protocol was first developed in 1991 due a recognized need that child victims of abuse and neglect required a different intervention approach than adults and a need for greater coordination of services from involved agencies. It serves as a road map for all of the disciplines that are involved in allegations of child abuse and neglect in Wayne County and provides a helpful reference of roles and responsibilities.

Upcoming Events

For referrals to Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health services, please contact our referral coordinator at 734-785-7705 ×7211.


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