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Take Action Now! Without Direct Care Workers, Michigan’s behavioral health system will collapse.

Please join AAoM in our support of Michigan’s Direct Care Workers. Our behavioral health system is facing serious impacts without the action of our legislature. We ask that you take

Rubin Op-Ed

With New Approach, Advocates for the Autistic are Learning to Get Loud by Neal Rubin

The fight for people with autism in Michigan is about to get loud. Forceful. Impassioned. Rebranded, even. But it might take some practice. Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, for instance,

Hooper Op-Ed

Johnson-Hooper: How Bias Traps Children of Color in Autism Diagnoses

What I’m about to tell you frustrates me as a doctor and angers me as a human being. A mother recently brought her 10-year-old African American son to my multidisciplinary

Calley Op-Ed

I Was Shocked by The Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Michigan Schools by Brian Calley

Restraining and secluding children in schools only escalates problematic and dangerous behaviors and can cause serious injuries, emotional damage, or even death. Yet, in many schools throughout the United States,

Meador Op-Ed

Commentary: Ignoring the Rights of Michiganders with Disabilities is Bad for Business by Dave Meador

Do civil rights extend to people with disabilities in Michigan? It’s hard to believe this question is being asked in 2023. Everyone deserves to be included and live a full

Colleen Op-Ed

Why Does Michigan Fail People Like Miguel Perez? by Colleen Allen

Miguel Perez is a 27-year-old man facing a life of dependence, isolation, and limited opportunities to be fully included as a member of our community. It didn’t have to be

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Colleen Allen interview with Alisa Zee

President and CEO of AAoM, Colleen Allen speaks to Sunday Morning Edition radio show host Alisa Zee about the evolution and education of community awareness and acceptance of Autism and

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Marc Berke interview with Alisa Zee

Sunday Morning Edition radio host interviews Chief Development Officer, Mark Berke about the work happening at AAOM, Autism Awareness and Acceptance and how you can support the mission.

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Opinion: I was shocked by the use of seclusion and restraint in Michigan schools

Contributed by Brian Calley Restraining and secluding children in schools only escalates problematic and dangerous behaviors and can cause serious injuries, emotional damage, or even death. Yet, in many schools

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Autism Alliance of Michigan is the trusted resource for the autism community

Whether a toddler has just received an autism diagnosis or a teenager with autism needs support preparing for her first job, the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) is here to

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With new approach, advocates for the autistic are learning to get loud

Contributed by Neal Rubin of the Detroit Free Press The fight for people with autism in Michigan is about to get loud. Forceful. Impassioned. Rebranded, even. But it might take

The Board of Directors of Southern Company on Feb. 13, 2023, announced the election of David E. Meador as independent director, effective April 1, 2023.

Ignoring the rights of Michiganders with disabilities is bad for business

Contributed by Dave Meador Do civil rights extend to people with disabilities in Michigan? It’s hard to believe this question is being asked in 2023. Everyone deserves to be included