We lead efforts to raise expectations and expand opportunities for people touched by autism across the lifespan.
People with autism will lead lives that meet their greatest potential.
AAoM was founded in 2009 out of a need to address significant service and reimbursement barriers for individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
We believe that every family should have access to services to assist with education goals, to create a safety plan to keep their child from wandering, to enjoy resources and entertainment venues in their community, and to access housing, transportation and employment for independent living. In short, we believe no family member should be limited because they have autism.
Through our three Pillars of Work, AAoM has served over 40,000 people throughout the state and continues to lead efforts to raise
expectations and expand opportunities for people touched by autism across the lifespan.
A life-long guide with professional help and answers for anyone touched by autism.
We drive initiatives that address systemic barriers to education, focus on student-centered advocacy and educate families on related topics.
Maximize employment opportunities for individuals of all abilities across industries.
Autism Hero Walk
Our annual Walk enables Michigan’s autism community to come together in celebration of their loved ones at the Detroit Zoo.
Michigan Shines for Autism Gala
Our Gala raises awareness and funds for Michigan-based families affected by autism and honors those making an impact across Michigan.
Navigating Autism Today Conference
Our spring Conference and fall RegionalConference connect the autism community with local vendors and expert speakers.
AAoM offers many online and in-person trainings. See which trainings are coming up.
AAoM Board of Directors
Colleen Allen, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Autism Alliance of Michigan
PVS Chemicals, Inc.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Laura A. Athens
Attorney & Mediator
Ronald Fournier - Chairman
Parent Advocate & Philanthropist
Ford Motor Company
President & Chief Operating Officer
Small Business Association of Michigan
Young Professionals Board Representative
MotorCity Casino Hotel
Nicole Hamp, M.D.
Executive Vice President of Distribution Operations
Quantum Group LLC
Kristen Harrison, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Apparatus Solutions, Inc.
Tisa Johnson-Hooper, M.D.
Henry Ford Health System Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Walker-Miller Energy Services
CEO & President
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Development Officer
How We Invest In The Mission
The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) is leading efforts to make Michigan a better
place to live for people with autism and their families.Our impact on families, communities, lawmakers, and service
providers is not possible without the generous support of our corporate, foundation, and individual donors.