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Autism Council

Created in 2012, the Autism Council is charged with overseeing Michigan's Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) State Plan. The Council will implement, monitor, and update the Michigan ASD State Plan which will provide for comprehensive, lifespan supports to individuals with ASD and their families through access to information and resources, coordination of services, and implementation of evidence-based practices.

The Autism Council consists of 12 members who each serve 4 year terms. Each member of the Autism Council represents a certain interest or organization.  

Click here to access the Autism Council homepage and meeting information

Statute 

Executive Order 2012-11

Contact Information

Lisa Grost
Administrator
Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Phone: (517) 241-0678
Email: grostl@michigan.gov 

Members

Anthony Ianni, East Lansing

Represents individuals with ASD or an individual who is a family member of an individual with ASD

Term expires September 30, 2015

 

Diane Heinzelman, Charlevoix
Represents ISD's, local school districts, or transition coordinators

Term expires September 30, 2015

 

Scott Gilman, Kentwood
Represents adult service agencies and/or providers from a PIHP or CMHSP

Term expires September 30, 2015

 

Amy Matthews, Grand Haven

Represents state funded initiatives

Term expires September 30, 2015

 

Stacie Rulison, St. Johns

Represents individuals with ASD or an individual who is a family member of an individual with ASD

Term expires September 30, 2016

 

Richard Wayne Fuqua, Kalamazoo

Represents state universities
Term expires September 30, 2016

 

Dr. Jane Turner, East Lansing

Represents medical/service centers or health care providers

Term expires September 30, 2016

 

Colleen Allen, Detroit: Chair

Represents non-profit organizations serving those with ASD

Term expires September 30, 2016

George Mellos, Farmington HIlls
Represents the Department of Community Health
Term expires September 30, 2018

Catherine Kirby, Holt
Represents the Department of Insurance and Financial Services
Term expires September 30, 2018

Mary Chaliman, Holt
Represents the Department of Human Services
Term expires September 30, 2018

Joanne Winkelman, Bloomfield
Represent the Michigan Department of Education
Term expires September 30, 2018


 

Rhonda Fossitt

Designee of the Director of the Department of Insurance and Financial Services