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Eastern Michigan University opening Autism Collaborative Center this month

Like many parents, Kelly Van Singel spends a lot of time driving her children to activities meant to keep them healthy and engaged. But the appointments carry more significance than typical play dates and lessons. Her two daughters, Magdalyn, 7, and Gillian, 4, were both born with autism spectrum disorders. Read the Article...


Families with autistic children turn to Eastern Michigan University for vital services as U-M center prepares to close

The fall closure of a decade-old University of Michigan autism center will be a loss for the community, said Pamela Lemerand, the interim director of the Autism Collaborative Center at Eastern Michigan University. But its pending closure has already brought growth at the nonprofit EMU center, Lemerand, an occupational therapist and psychologist, said Friday. Read the Article...


State awards $500,000 grant to Eastern Michigan’s Autism Collaborative Center to implement innovative Telehealth model program

Children with autism often have a difficult time being properly diagnosed or receiving therapy. Those problems are compounded for disadvantaged families or families living in rural areas, such as Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) at Eastern Michigan University soon will be able to bridge that gap thanks to a $500,000 state grant that will allow the staff to use the latest technology - a live video stream - to evaluate and treat clients. Read the Article...


EMU autism center hiring full-time workers, expanding services with $500K state grant

After being awarded a $500,000 grant as part of the 2012-13 state budget, Eastern Michigan University’s Autism Collaborative Center will use the funds to hire full-time staff members and increase its services. The budget is currently awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature and the grant is a one-time appropriation part of the Community Health budget. Read the Article...


EMU starts live stream video counseling to help autistic children in rural areas

The Autism Collaborative Center at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti will be implementing a new method to help rural and disadvantaged families across Michigan, officials announced Friday. Using live streaming video, parents, caregivers and health professionals can contact the center’s specialists to get face-to-face advice and help for their autistic children or patients. Read the Article...