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22 Jun 2020

Today, 4-year-old twins Lillian and Isaiah Bennett are happy, healthy little kids, but their outlook on life wasn’t always so sunny. They were born nearly two months premature, spent the first four weeks of their life in the neonatal intensive care unit and were later identified as being developmentally delayed. However, thanks to Build Up Michigan, Lillian and Isaiah were able to catch up...

06 Jan 2020

As a social worker, Debbie Tyler always had a professional understanding of the importance of early intervention in helping children overcome developmental challenges.

Then in January 2016, she gained a personal appreciation for the services and supports offered to babies and young children with developmental delays or disabilities.

That’s when she and husband Shayne...

27 Sep 2018

The first time Iris and Apollo Falconer enrolled their son, AJ, in a public school program, it proved too much for the boy with autism spectrum disorder to handle.

Two years later, in fall 2018 – after a regimen that included attending the Macomb Intermediate School District’s Autism Impaired Program at the Bozymowski Center in Sterling Heights, receiving applied behavior analysis...

Picture of Apollo looking in a mirror, wearing a hat
30 Jul 2018

For most parents, watching their children forge friendships with other kids in the neighborhood is a standard rite of passage.

But the initial social interactions of sons Jackson and Jameson held special meaning for Robb and Rebecca Drzewicki.

They served as proof that, thanks largely to the early intervention and Build Up Michigan preschool special education services each...

10 May 2018

Dana Chicko has come to appreciate the power of early intervention. After all, she says, it’s what has helped her son overcome a speech delay and develop into a blossoming preschooler.

“Every day it’s something new with this kid – in a good way,” said Dana, who’s quick to credit 3-year-old Alexios’ speech improvements to assistance her Lincoln Park family has received from two sister...

Alexios and his family


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