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New Supreme Court Ruling Affects Special Education

AAoM celebrates this week’s significant US Supreme Court ruling which will impact all families who struggle to secure the highest level of special educational supports and services for their child. All children deserve an opportunity to meet their highest potential and this action brings us one step closer to making that happen.

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Q and A with Autism Alliance of Michigan on Sesame Street’s Newest Muppet with Autism

Q and A with Autism Alliance of Michigan on Sesame Street's Newest Muppet with Autism 21 March, 2017 AutismSesame StreetChildren The talk of the streets...well Sesame Street, at least, is Julia. Sesame Street announced a new character, Julia, who has autism. To learn...
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Novi School District Faces Multimillion Dollar Jury Trail In Special Education Case

The Novi case is among others in recent years (that have come to our attention) resulting from a lack of sufficient training and preventative measures to keep children with autism safe while at school. The link to the Novi case is here, when it first broke http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/defenders/defenders-alleged-sex-crime-at-local-school_20151201233813518. The hearing took place in October, 2016 in Federal Court, in Flint.

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Over 300 people gather for 3rd annual Navigating Autism Today Conference

Autism Alliance of Michigan welcomed over 300 parents, caregivers and providers to Schoolcraft’s VisTaTech Center in Livonia last Thursday for a day of education, learning and networking with community services providers, educators, other parents and, of course, AAoM professional staff.

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Breaking Down Restraint and Seclusion

This month’s newsletter covers the newly enacted Seclusion and Restraint bills that were passed at the end of 2016. AAoM is so proud to have supported and advocated for this important legislation from the beginning. We hear from families and teachers on a regular basis who need more support and training for a child with challenging behaviors, who are subject to practices of seclusion and restraint that should be reserved for emergent situations.

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Autism Alliance of Michigan Navigates Employment with Ford

Autism Alliance of Michigan and Ford were featured on NBC Nightly News for their new initiative Ford Inclusive Works. Take a look at one of our success stories from the pilot program. Ford plans to expand this program to include 24 more individuals on the spectrum in 2017.

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University of Michigan Fraternities and Sororities Raise over $200,000 over 3 Years for Michigan Families Living With Autism

Thirty-two University of Michigan fraternities and sororities came together last weekend to raise funds to support the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM).

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Over 80 Attendees Join Autism Alliance of Michigan and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum for Seal of Approval Ceremony

Over 80 Attendees Join Autism Alliance of Michigan and Grand Rapids Children's Museum for Seal of Approval Ceremony 3 February, 2017 Autism Seal of Approval Grand Rapids Children's Muesuem Grand Rapids, MI—On Monday, January 30th at 5:00 p.m. Autism Alliance of...
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BCBA Licensure Bills Pass in Michigan and Signed by LG Brian Calley

BCBA Licensure Bills Pass in Michigan and Signed by LG Brian Calley 3 February, 2017 AutismBCBAsMichigan Thanks to Senator Rebekah Warren for her tireless, 4-year effort to get the BCBA licensure bills passed. Senator Margaret O'Brien, Drs. Jim Todd and Wayne Fuqua...
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The Step by Step Process: Breaking down The Metaphorical Puzzle

We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Individuals with autism often learn differently, whether we use visual aids, simplified instructions or have an assistant by our side, we all need something different to succeed. And this is definitely not exclusive to students with Autism, but may extend its reach to any student. But when we are focusing our attention towards students with Autism there is an approach many of us can identify with. It’s the step by step model.

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AAoM’s Neighborhood Directory is home to over 700 resources based in Michigan. From ABA Therapists, summer camps, doctors to Autism Friendly Businesses you can find that and more in the Neighborhood Directory. The Neighborhood directory is also home to our Community Calendar.

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MiNavigator is the only program in the state offering support regardless of insurance, geography or need. Free resources for Michigan are available and targeted to meet a families’ unique needs. Assistance navigating the autism journey is offered through face to face, phone, email, and web-based resources.

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AAoM is staffed by autism professionals and specialists in areas covering education, clinical, insurance, employment, legal and safety, among others. Parents, caregivers and educators can pose their own questions or learn from the blogs and responses to others with autism or in similar situations.

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Autism Alliance of Michigan’s Physicians Portal Includes: Online Referral Form, as well as M-Chat, CSBS DP Infant-Toddler Checklist, The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST) measuring tools and Pharmacologic and Evidence-Based Treatment Guides for download.

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Find a variety of fun and educational events offered for families within our autism community, designed for people with autism, their families and providers. Supporters will know that any funds raised stay in Michigan and are used to help families right here in our own state.

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Find answers to common questions, concerns, and issues surrounding the coverage for autism in Michigan. Our experts provide answers for both private and Medicare/Medicaid policies. Also users can download helpful tools aiding in the fight to ensure insurance is working for you your child.

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