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7th annual Michigan Shines for Autism Gala and Champions’ Night Afterglow
April 14 @ 6:30 pm - April 15 @ 1:00 am
We are so excited to kick off planning for our 7th annual Michigan Shines for
Autism Gala. Our Gala has become the largest autism fundraiser in the state of
Michigan, which takes place during Autism Awareness Month. The celebration
draws a significant corporate and political audience with a focus on AAoM
accomplishments over the past year, and at the same time, a call to action – to
raise awareness and funding which will address the critical gaps in service that
our population continues to face. With your support of this important event, we
can continue our important work, including;
• Purchase of life saving GPS devices, through our scholarship program, for
children and adults with autism, who dangerously wander from safety
• Around the clock psychiatric case management, when families in crisis
contact MiNavigator for urgent care and safety is a concern
• Placement and support for highly skilled individuals into competitive,
integrated jobs, following years of under-to-no employment options
• Providing first responders with critical training to interact with the autism
population in the community, circumventing dangerous, high-risk
confrontations when behaviors are misunderstood
These are just a few examples of the ways AAoM is transforming our state
– creating opportunities that truly impact quality of life, for
individuals, their families, and our community.
Thank you in advance for considering the opportunity to
sponsor our gala. We know you will find it to be one of the most
rewarding and impactful evenings of the year.
Champions’ Night Afterglow
Immediately following the 7th annual Michigan Shines for Autism Gala, guests are invited down to DTE Energy’s lobby to dance the night away with over 250 young professionals at the 4th annual Champions’ Night Afterglow. This late-night event provides live entertainment, late-night snacks, open bar,
dancing, party games and more, all in honor of Michigan families affected by autism.