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Michigan Autism Council

The Michigan Autism Council was announced on July 3, 2012 through an Executive Order No. 2012-11 by Governor Rick Snyder and amended with Executive Order No. 2018-12 by Lt. Governor Brian Calley on December 3, 2018. The Executive Order created the Council under the Michigan Department of Community Health (presently the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services) as an advisory body to review, adopt and implement the Michigan Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) State Plan.

The Autism Council identified priorities to address the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan and developed three primary committees (Early Childhood, Child and Youth, Adult) to support State implementation efforts of the Michigan ASD State Plan. In addition, an Insurance Committee was formed to address issues specific to the Autism Insurance Legislation. Each committee is charged with the development of activities that address needs identified in the ASD State Plan. These committee plans are updated regularly and inform the annual report.

Autism Council Executive Order 2018-12 Press Release

Autism Council Contact: Lindsay McLaughlin at

Autism Council Meeting Information

All Autism Council guests are encouraged to notify Lindsay McLaughlin by email at to ensure access to the building.
Autism Council Agenda
Autism Council Agenda Topic Submission Form
2022 Autism Council Meeting Schedule

Autism Council 10-year celebration and Council Meeting

Previous Meeting Minutes