The Autism Alliance of Michigan is leading collaborative efforts across the state that aim to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism through education, access to comprehensive services, community awareness, inclusion efforts, and coordinated advocacy. Any recommendations we make on vaccinations are based on the most up-to-date, scientific information supported by sound research studies to inform and direct our efforts.

Those with ASD may be at higher risk for COVID-19 because they may have trouble understanding or following safety measures like wearing a mask or physical distancing and may have difficulty communicating symptoms of illness.

The Autism Alliance of Michigan supports current United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) vaccination guidelines for both routine childhood immunizations and COVID-19 vaccination and recommends children and adults are vaccinated accordingly.

Our position on vaccination is based on expert medical input from some of Michigan’s top physicians who sit on the AAoM Medical Advisory Board, the United States Center for Disease Control Vaccination Guidelines and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Autism Alliance of Michigan understands that the decision to vaccinate is both an intellectual and emotional one and recommends families contact their trusted primary care physician/pediatrician for additional counsel as needed.

Thousands of individuals with autism have been safely vaccinated.

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The Importance of Getting Vaccinated Against COVID

The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) supports current United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) and “American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) vaccination guidelines for both routine childhood immunizations and the COVID-19 vaccination. AAoM recommends children and adults be “vaccinated accordingly. This recommendation is based on the most up-to-date, scientific information supported by sound research studies.

We partner to improve equity and access to vaccinations and other health care services.

The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM), Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI), Disability Rights Michigan (DRM), and Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) joined together to form Michigan Vaccination Partners (MVP). MVP aims to ensure greater equity and access to vaccination for people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

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