The Copper Country Autism Awareness Foundation was founded by four grandparents of a child with autism who decided to do something to help families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Since then the foundation has grown to include many members who volunteer their time and are devoted to promoting awareness of the issues and challenges faced by those affected by ASD and who seek to provide support to all who are living with these disorders, their families, as well as the educators, medical professionals and volunteers who provide assistance to those in the Copper Country who are affected.


If you are interested in learning how you can join the Copper Country Autism Awareness Foundation, are interested in volunteering your time or donating to the foundation, please contact us today. Your support and contributions will have a positive impact on all of those who are touched by ASD and will make a difference in many lives here in the Copper Country.

The Copper Country Autism Awareness Foundation would like to gratefully acknowledge the contributions of those whose generous support makes it possible for us to make a difference in the lives of those affected by ASD.

We also want to thank:

Marion Gilles and Steve Jacobs for the T-Shirt designs.

David Rheault for raising money for us at Heritage Days via his bouncy houses.

"Kids Who Care" group at Calumet Schools for donating funds to purchase Autism Awareness wrist bands.

The Copper Country Autism Awareness Foundation was proud to have been able to help support our local school districts by awarding grants of $400 each to the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Schools, Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools and Adams Township School to allow them to purchase items for their efforts to support children with autism spectrum disorders in their special education classrooms.


We will once again be offering grants to all our local schools again in the fall of 2015. If you would like to contribute to our efforts to aid our local schools please contact us!

The Copper Country Autism Awareness Foundation hosted our third annual Autism Awareness Family Fun Day at the MineShaft in Houghton.


This event was open to all those whose lives are affected by ASD and provided exclusive use of the arcade, bowling alley and Putt Putt golf course to them. Lunch was also provided and a good time was had by all who attended.

Thanks again to Aspirus Keweenaw, Swick Home Services, the Copper Country Elks Club and the MineShaft for their generous support which made this event possible!

There are many programs that offer support for those affected by ASD.



Michigan has a program to provide financial assistance to families of children with severe disabilities.



A benefit to provide intensive Applied Behavior Analysis interventions for children 18 months through 5 years with the diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Children must have either Medicaid or MI Child.


Contact Sue Nutini with Copper Country Mental Health at 482-9400 for more information about these programs.

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