Alex, our son, was diagnosed with autism 18 years ago. He is currently in a postsecondary autistic vocational program. Like his peers, he is now a 20-year-old adult facing a world of limited work options. Alex and many of his friends find great pleasure in focusing on food. As he has grown up, and through his vocational program, he has learned about recipes, food preparation and most recently, serving food. Food vending seems to bring together all of these skills and interests.read more
At Autism Alliance of Michigan, the soul of our programs is our Navigator Team. We rave about this group all year long, so this April, we want to spend some time highlighting out heroes–our Navigators.
This team of dedicated individuals works day and night to find answers to all autism questions. They spend the time researching so so caretakers can focus on what’s most important–their loved ones with autism.
So here is our 1st installment of Meet Your AAoM Navigators. We sat down with Roba Hrisseh, who was one of the original Navigators on our team.read more
AAoM At The Dearborn Autism Carnival 13 April, 2017 AutismAutism CarnivalNavigation 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...read more
As we celebrate autism awareness month, Autism Alliance of Michigan shares a very personal letter from an autism mom written to other autism parents. We could think of no better demonstration of the need for autism awareness, education, and training for those we love.read more
Autism Alliance of Michigan's Navigator Team Presented to United Shore in Troy 5 April, 2017 AutismUnited Shore in TroyAutism Awareness Month One of Autism Alliance of Michigan's Navigator Specialist, Roba Hrisseh presented at United Shore in Troy for Autism Awareness...read more