Our long-term vision is that the Autism Alliance of Michigan, through unprecedented collaboration, will help provide every child and adult with autism, and their families with access to the most effective and appropriate services so that they can maximize their potential.
Our major goals and activities are to provide ready access to evidence-based therapies and services for children and adults with autism, to provide access to and delivery of specialized training for all who live or work with individuals with autism, to enhance educational, outreach, life skills and vocational systems to allow improved quality of life. The Alliance will enhance research opportunities and encourage collaborative efforts.
We intend to (1) revolutionize access to evidence-based therapies and services for children and adults with ASD, (2) revolutionize access to and delivery of specialized training for all who live or work with individuals with autism, (3) revolutionize educational, outreach, life skills and vocational systems, and (4) revolutionize research opportunities through collaboration and increased funding.
The mission of the Autism Alliance of Michigan is to lead unprecedented collaboration that will improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their loved ones through education, comprehensive services, coordinated advocacy, and cutting-edge research.
Steve D’Arcy, global automotive leader with PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., chairman of the Detroit Medical Center, and parent of 27-year-old Jay who has Autism, and Dave Meador, executive vice president and CFO of DTE Energy Company, and parent to 14-year-old Maribel with high functioning ASD, collaborated with Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s renowned research center to create the Autism Alliance of Michigan in 2010.