Copper Country Autism Awareness is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 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 organization 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 Copper Country Autism Awareness, are interested in volunteering your time or donating to the organization, 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. All donations are tax deductible.
On December 7th, 2017 the Portage Health Auxiliary made a generous donation to Copper Country Autism Awareness in the amount of $5000.00
This grant will be used to fund the ongoing mission of raising awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders, hosting events to benefit the families of those affected by ASD, providing aid to families and schools to assist them with the care and education of people with ASD, and also sponsoring lectures and other educational and informative events that will aid families, educators and care providers in providing improved services to those with ASD.
There are many programs that offer support for those affected by ASD.
FAMILY SUPPORT SUBSIDY PROGRAM
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 anyone ages 0 - 21 years with the diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children must have either Medicaid or MI Child.
Respite is a type of support available to families of children with developmental disabilities (DD) or serious emotional
disturbance (SED). Respite care services are designed to offer families the opportunity for a break from care giving responsibilities.
Copper Country Mental Health is also looking for respite workers. If you are interested in becoming one contact Jeff Williams at 906-482-9404
For those interested in any of the programs above contact Angela Cline with Copper Country Mental Health at 482-9400 for more information.
Copper Country Autism Awareness 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.