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Connecting Families and Caregivers with the Special Needs Resources They Deserve

Creating Pathways To Success

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Work and Play Kids Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Welcome Home

Finding resources for your special needs child can be overwhelming and frustrating. It burdens families like yours, who are just trying to give your child every chance to thrive.


The Work and Play Special Needs Resource Center was founded to provide a central location for therapists to provide services, fun gatherings, and crucial information for those with developmental disabilities of all ages and their caregivers.  


We act as a central hub for the special needs community. Having a resource center simplifies access to things needed to care for someone with developmental disabilities, which is desperately needed in an often complicated life with a child with special needs.

We've Been Where You Are

Meeting your child’s needs shouldn't be so hard. We’re here for you and your family when you're searching for guidance. And when you need inclusion, community, and joy, we’re here to share it with you as well.

We serve Washtenaw County, Livingston County, Oakland County, Wayne County, Monroe County, Lenawee County, Jackson County, and Ingham County 


We don’t want to miss a single child! If you're up for the drive, we’re here with open arms and hearts.

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Join the Fun

We’ve always got something going on for our kids and their families. When you subscribe to a membership, you can access exciting activities and events like trips and our parent’s support group!

Help Us Grow

We’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. That means that we rely on people like you who believe in the power of community to fund all of the wonderful activities and events your family will enjoy here at the Work and Play Special Needs Resource Center.


We have a number of ways you can help! Whether you choose a family, community, or business membership or make a one-time donation, your support ensures that children like yours have every opportunity to flourish.


Getting Started is Easy


Sign Up For a Paid or Free Memberhip


Talk With One of Our Volunteers


Learn About All the Resources Available


Enroll in Our Awesome Events and Activities

Our Team

The Work and Play Special Needs Resource Center is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals with special needs. 


Professionals, special needs parents, and community members who are passionate about helping individuals with special needs reach their full potential use their unique talents to further our mission.


Our programming is tailored to meet our participants' individual needs, to enable them to become more independent and self-sufficient. We strive to create a community that values inclusion and respects the individual differences of all its members.


If you find yourself inspired to join our efforts, please reach out, we’d love to have you on Team Work and Play!


Misty Kluck


Mona Kasham


LuAnn Hazelitt


Tiffany Woodard


John Rose


Josh & Kim Decker


Raquel Dunlavey


Lori Kluck

Family Memberships

For families in Washtenaw County (and surrounding areas) having individuals with developmental disabilities.  Choose from two plans.  $20 per month or FREE sponsored plan*.  Both plans include the following:

  • 80% off Washtenaw County UCC programs

  • Free access to member only events

  • Voting rights on issues, programs and board of directors

  • 50% off birthday party plans and room rentals

*The FREE sponsored plan requires two hours of volunteer time per month.

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