Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START)

The Monroe Autism Collaborative (MAC) is Regional Collaborative Network (RCN) consisting of school professionals, parent representatives, and relevant community partners serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Monroe, Michigan.

About Autism (causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, Asperger's Syndrome, Facts and Statistics)

University of Michigan Health Systems

The Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD) Special Education Program offers a variety of services and programs to individuals with disabilities as well as parents and local school districts within Monroe County.

Community Mental Health (CMH)

Provides services to Monroe County Medicaid recipients and Monroe County residents with no insurance dependent upon service eligibility criteria through the Southeastern partnership. Our Access Department provides crisis services, authorization for inpatient hospitalization of all Medicaid and indigent consumers and the initial intake for entry into our services. We have several departments that provide services to children and families, individuals with developmental disabilities, adults with mental illness and all age groups for individuals with a co-occurring diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). Our services range from short term outpatient services, case management, supports coordination and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Individuals need to contact the Access Department for a screening to determine eligibility for services by calling 734-243-734.

Other Monroe County Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder - Monroe County, Michigan

A group with intentions of helping families in Monroe County Michigan area become knowledgeable and have resources at their fingertips.

Caring Alternatives, Inc

CAI has been helping individuals cope with life situations and accomplish personal goals since 1986. Our business structure allows flexibility when designing services to fit unique needs and situations.  Services include; Home Care, Counseling & Therapy, Education, Well-Being.

State & National Resources

State and National  Resources

STatewide Autism Resources and Training (START)

The Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) Project is funded by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education to provide training and technical assistance to educators in Michigan that serve students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The rapid increase in the number of students with ASD entering public schools in Michigan has created a critical need for more and better trained educational staff and the START Project has served a key role in meeting this need.

The focus of the START Project has become systems level change implemented by school staff and administrators willing to commit to using effective practices in the areas of educational programming for students with ASD, professional development, parent-professional collaboration, and cross-county collaboration.

Bridges4Kids

Building partnerships between, families, schools and communities

Michigan Alliance for Families

Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services. This website can help you with finding information on educational issues as well as disability specific information

Northwest Ohio Autism Society, Lucas County Ohio  

We are a chapter of the Autism Society of America, the oldest and largest autism advocacy organization in the country. We provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals, parents, family members, and professionals affected by autism across the lifespan and the entire autism spectrum in 12 counties in Northwest Ohio.

MyAutismTeam.com

For: Parents of children with autism.The flagship social network site of MyHealthTeams, MyAutismTeam.com helps users connect with similar parents and add them to their "team" [much like following someone on Twitter]. Members can also search among more than 30,000 autism specialists and autism-friendly businesses in their local community--all recommended by other members

Autism Internet Modules

Developed by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) in partnership with the Autism Society of America (ASA), the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Toronto's Geneva Centre for Autism, this series of online learning modules includes information on assessment and identification of ASDs, recognizing and understanding behaviors and characteristics, transition to adulthood, employment, and numerous evidence-based practices and interventions.

Autism Alliance of Michigan

AAoM is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders through education, comprehensive services, coordinated advocacy, and cutting-edge research

Autism Speaks

News, research and family service

National Autism Center

The National Autism Center is May Institute’s center for the promotion of evidence-based practice. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities.

Autism Research Institute

The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism

Rethink Autism

Offering parents and professionals immediate access to effective and affordable Applied Behavior Analysis-based treatment tools for the growing population affected by autism spectrum disorders

Evidence Based Practices

Evidence Based Practices

National Professional Development Center on Autism

While many interventions for autism exist, only some have been shown to be effective through scientific research. Interventions that researchers have shown to be effective are called evidence-based practices. The National Professional Development Center uses rigorous criteria to determine whether a practice is evidence-based. Currently, the Center has identified 24 evidence-based practices

Autism Internet Modules

Developed by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) in partnership with the Autism Society of America (ASA), the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Toronto's Geneva Centre for Autism, this series of online learning modules includes information on assessment and identification of ASDs, recognizing and understanding behaviors and characteristics, transition to adulthood, employment, and numerous evidence-based practices and interventions.

Association for Science in Autism

Since ASAT was established in 1998, it has been our goal to work toward adopting higher standards of accountability for the care, education and treatment of all individuals with autism

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