AAoM At The Dearborn Autism Carnival
April might just be our favorite month at Autism Alliance of Michigan. With #AutismAwarenessMonth trending everywhere, it gives us a chance to showcase the amazing autism community that we work in everyday.
Our Navigator Specialists spend time throughout the month visiting different events throughout the state. Here are some fun photos from a recent event Navigator Specialists Roba and Rana attended. It was a family event for autism that happened on World Autism Awareness Day, at Unis Middle School in Dearborn, hosted by Blue Hands of Dearborn, a local non-profit helping ASD families within that particular city.
Over 300 families attended this event, which allows us to reach out into the multicultural community for our families touched by autism. It allows us to be able to break barriers that inhibit families from being able to navigate the autism system in Michigan. Barriers can be language-based and cultural. Translating our resources and going into the community with those resources allows our families access to help as any other family would need.
Furthermore, having bilingual navigators is essential to following through on our community awareness events, so that they may receive guidance and case management through MiNavigator.