Our Mission

It is the mission of Damon's House, Inc. to bridge the gap of understanding that allows us to accept those persons who are least understood in society. i.e. persons with autism.


It is our mission to be awareness about the challenges and obstacles a person with autism must face in coping with the issues of social/recreation interaction.


It is our mission to develop in persons with autism those coping skills needed to penetrate the walls of isolation that surrounds persons with autism.


At Damon's House, Inc. the parent/guardian or significant other will have a sense of security knowing their loved one is being cared for in an environment that understands the needs of persons with autism. Working together as a team, we will continue to Shine a Ray of Hope for the autistic community.



Consumers may be admitted to the program without regard to race, creed, color, religion or disability. Persons wishing to enroll in the program may contact Damon’s House, Inc., The Your Choice program through Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, Wayne Center Association, or Detroit Public School Referral.


What's Behind The Name:

 Damon's House

DAMON: Damon was a young person born with autism. His family realizing the short comings concerning his care hence developed and implemented a program. This program assist persons with autism manage the social anxiety often felt when interacting with others. The program activities helps to break through the wall of isolation person’s with autism often build around themselves for protection. Although Damon's has since passed away his family still continues to Shine a Ray of Hope for other families who have children with autism.

H.O.U.S.E.: (Hands of Understanding Socialization Encounter)

It is our belief that the social encounter and interaction with others causes person with autism to experience feelings of anxiety.  This anxiety is what causes them to act out and display unwanted behavior.  Through our program we provide the opportunity for social interaction in an environment conducive to the specific sensory needs of the person with autism.

In a nut shell Damon’s H.O.U.S.E., simply means Damon’s Hands of Understanding Social Encounter.  Through Damon’s House we offer a program and extends hands that assist the person with autism and their family with managing behavior.  We do not offer a miracle cure; we simply offer practices and techniques that move the individual closer to normalization

Who is Eligible?

The Adult Therapeutic Social/ Recreational program services are for:

Adult Therapeutic Social / Recreational Program

is available 30 hours per week.

11900 E. McNichols
Detroit, Mi 48205
(313) 245-2731 (office)
(313) 245-2734 (fax)

Program Service Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Latchkey Program

June 1st Release

A Mother's Song

We are asking for pledge and donation of candy, chips, or money for the walk.


Please help Damon's House continue its mission.  Any amount is welcome and will make a difference. 

Donate online for the walk thru Damon's House PayPal above or Mail your Check to:

Damon's House Inc./ for Walk for Autism  
c/o Clara Newman
11900 E. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48205

Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 501(C)3 Number: 20-2329938

Thank you once again for supporting Walk Now for Autism!

Autism Speaks

If you have further questions, please contact us at (313) 245-2731 or 313-410-5989 or contact walk@autismspeaks.org