The Autism Alliance of Michigan has much to be grateful for… Our life-changing work has helped raise awareness of the challenges and gifts that individuals with autism bring to our state. We are thankful for the vision that has become a reality for our organization and those we serve. As our presence continues to grow, we look forward to many more exciting initiatives which will impact our community in a significant way. We are especially grateful for those who help make our work possible and we would like to wish our valued supporters a very happy Thanksgiving and happy Hanukkah. May you enjoy a safe, healthy, and joyous holiday season!
Autism Alliance of Michigan Michigan Autism Safety Training (MAST) An Initiative of the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) The objective of MAST is to educate the community at large and the individuals that live and work within our communities in better understanding and recognizing the characteristics of autism; how to communicate and interact with individuals with autism; provide communication techniques to interact with individuals with autism; and provide supports and strategies that increase the likelihood of positive outcomes in situations involving persons with autism. * Autism Safety Training for Law Enforcement, Emergency Responders, Educators, Transportation, Medical Providers, Community Members, Professionals and Providers, and Families. * Working in partnership with Michigan businesses to educate staff…
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Preparation is the key to success The key to a successful holiday with a child with special needs is preparation. Preparation will mean different things to each child depending on their areas of need. • Involve your child in any choices or decisions you can. Ask them for help in the planning of the holiday. It may be as simple as their costume, a tablecloth or it may be choosing an airline seat for an older child. Be flexible and encourage your child to be as well. Changes always happen. • Social stories can help prepare children of all ages. The social story will tell them what to expect and decrease their anxiety. If you…
The 2013-2014 Relentless Tour: Ianni Project is a first of its kind grass roots initiative designed to help eradicate bullying across the state of Michigan. Bullying is something that affects everyone in one form or another. Additionally, individuals with autism are one of the highest targeted groups to be the victims of a bully with numbers ranging from 65-90% and it has to be stopped. The Autism Alliance of Michigan’s own Anthony Ianni, one of the most sought after anti-bullying experts in the state and across the country, has pledged to visit and spread his message to 659 middle schools in Michigan in 1 year. The tour will begin October 17, at the Capitol in…
Download the Michigan Department of Community Health bulletin that details the developmental screening policy for children who may be affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and describes coverage and processes for the treatment of ASD for Medicaid and MIChild children from age 18 months through 5 years. Coverage of Autism Services Bulletin
Receive a Discounted Rate through AAoM!! The Autism Alliance of Michigan is pleased to have partnered with the College of Applied Human Services for the provision of effective, accessible and affordable Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) practitioner training programs. Discounts are available for the following courses: ABA Fundamentals Course: Discount code – 4jwuy This will give people a tuition cost of $190 instead of $200 ABA Associates Program: Discount code – czg2x This will give people a tuition cost of $785 instead of the $800. LEARN MORE>> Download the College of Applied Human Services Informational Flyer
Having access to the Michigan autism insurance benefit is now the LAW! Many parents are having issues accessing their autism insurance benefit. This may include having trouble getting into an approved diagnostic agency, finding approved providers, etc. There is a process to follow through each insurance agency for escalating your concern. This information is provided on the home page of the AAOM Collaborative Insurance Portal. More help can also be found at: Parents for Michigan Autism Insurance on Facebook
Please check out our new AAoM Collaborative Insurance portal. This site is designed as a centralized portal to share information about the status and impact of the autism insurance legislation in Michigan. This includes information for parents, providers, insurers, employers, and universities. It also has a calendar and upcoming workshops for parents and employers, and information about the workshop held on May 14-15, 2012. This is an evolving site and we will continue adding information as it is created and updated. We are also awaiting input from groups of stakeholders to update some of the pages. Check out the site for additional information and provide any input to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information about Insurance Workshops, contact Stacie Rulison.
The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM), Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley and the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan hosted a workshop focusing on preparing for the autism insurance benefit. A lot of valuable information was shared and there is still more to come! Autism Insurance Conference – Follow Up Information Conference Survey Information We would like to be sure that all conference attendees submitted a survey that critiqued the conference. Thank you if you already completed a survey. That information will be beneficial in helping AAOM put together subsequent meetings and conferences. If you have not completed a survey and you did attend the conference either ONSITE or ONLINE, please fill out the following survey(s)….