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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

    Elizabeth Knisely, Plymouth

    Represents the Department of Community Health
    Term Expires September 30, 2014

     

    Mary Chaliman, Holt

    Represents the Department of Human Services

    Term expires September 30, 2014

     

    Joanne Winkelman, Bloomfield

    Represents the Department of Education

    Term expires September 30, 2014

     

    Kevin Clinton

    Represents the Department of Insurance and Financial Services

    Term expires September 30, 2014

     

    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

     

    Rhonda Fossitt

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

     

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