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Important Legislation Regarding Restraint and Seclusion is Heading to a Vote

The Restraint and Seclusion Legislation has passed Committee in the State House and will now be voted on in the Michigan House of Representatives. Afterwards, the legislation will need to go through the same voting process in the Senate. Your voice can be heard loud and clear by contacting your State Representatives and State Senators. To find out who your Reps are, use this handy tool and consider giving them a call or writing to ask for their vote in support of HBs 5409-5418 and SBs 835-838.

AAoM & DWMHA Hold Two Free Trainings

Once again AAoM is happy to partner with DWMHA to offer training for community families and providers, working together to help keep individuals with autism safe, and prevent crises. Please join us!

Temple Quotes to Move You

Over 700 Michiganders enjoyed a fired up lecture from Temple Grandin today in Lansing at the New Horizon’s Autism and Asperger Syndrome Conference. Temple Grandin is a world-renowned woman on the spectrum who is a professor, engineer, author, and sometimes controversial speaker. If you haven’t had the opportunity to hear her speak, read her books, or see her biography, here are some of her ‘gems’ from today:

Sensory Friendly Holiday events

Holidays can be stressful and overwhelming for Special Needs families, individuals with different sensory processing abilities can become easily overstimulated given larger crowds, lights, music, and the temptation of toys. Retail and organizations across our state are becoming increasingly aware of the struggles facing families, as a result more Sensory Friendly activities and events are available.

Who’s In Your Corner?

Autism is a fight. It’s a lifetime of twelve rounds on repeat. With each set of rounds, a different opponent emerges. You’re gonna get knocked down, you’re gonna get bruised, and you’re gonna want to throw in the towel. Battling alone, failure is almost certain. This is why it's essential to have a strong team in your corner.

5 Tips for a Successful Autism-Friendly Halloween

5 Tips for a Successful Autism-Friendly Halloween 31 October, 2016 Autism Halloween Resources For some, Halloween is a time for costumes, candy and parties. For a family affected by autism, it might be a bit more complicated. Our resident autism dad put together a few...

The Michigan ABLE Act

The Michigan ABLE Act 24 October, 2016 AutismMiAbleSaving Accounts Mark your Calendar! Saving is now an option for people and families with disabilities! The Michigan ABLE Act (MiAble) program will open for enrollment on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at...

Autism Alliance of Michigan CEO Reappointed to Michigan Autism Council

Autism Alliance of Michigan CEO Reappointed to Michigan Autism Council 13 October, 2016 Autism Michigan Autism Council Colleen Allen Autism Alliance of Michigan’s CEO, Dr. Colleen Allen, has been reappointed to the Michigan Autism Council. The governor created this...

Navigating Insurance

Navigating Insurance 4 October, 2016 AutismInsuranceNavigation It’s that time of the year when many of us will be participating in open enrollment. Trying to figure out all those co-pays, deductibles, coinsurances and out-of-pocket maximums can leave you more confused...

MiNavigator Now Offers a Clinician Online Referral Portal

MiNavigator Now Offers a Clinician Online Referral Portal 28 September, 2016 AutismCliniciansWeb Resource The MiNavigator program has been dedicated to helping families find the providers, supports and services that they need so that parents can get back valuable...

Niklas Kronwall Donates Tickets for the Farewell Season at the Joe

Niklas Kronwall Donates Tickets for the Farewell Season at the Joe 19 September, 2016 Autism Red Wings Niklas Kronwall Thanks to a generous donation from Niklas Kronwall, we are once again giving away 4 tickets to every home Red Wings game in the 2016-2017 season--the...

Encountering the Special Interest

Encountering the Special Interest 12 September, 2016 Autism Personal Adult It’s all the little things we enjoy. It’s all of our hobbies, the activities; it’s everything that fascinates us. We have interests. Everyone has interests. When it comes to explaining what it...

Effective Crisis Planning & Management

Effective Crisis Planning & Management 25 August, 2016 Autism Crisis Management Children with autism can present with some very dangerous behavior including aggression and self injury as well as destruction of property. The best time to figure out what to do in a...

A Look into Autism Elopement in Michigan

A Look into Autism Elopement in Michigan 18 August, 2016 Autism Safety Wandering Have you ever searched for something you lost. The overwhelming frustration, sadness and sense of loss when you misplace you wallet or purse, wedding ring or stash of cash? That sense of...

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