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.
Executive Order 2018-12 amended the autism council, calling for an addition of 4 members, 16 members total, who each serve 4 year terms. Each member of the Autism Council represents a certain interest or organization.  
 
 

Statute

 

Contact Information

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

 

Current Members:
 

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, 2020

 

Krista Clancy, Commerce Township
Represents state universities
Term expires September 30, 2020


Stefani Hines, Farmington
Represents medical/service centers or health care providers
Term expires September 30, 2020


Colleen Allen, Detroit
Represents non-profit organizations serving those with ASD
Term expires September 30, 2020


Krista Boe, Traverse City
Represent certified behavior analysts
Term expires September 30, 2021


Kent Rehmann, Lansing
Represent Recipient Rights
Term expires September 30, 2021


Jenny Piatt, Chelsea
Represent Michigan Rehabilitation Services and employment services
Term expires September 30, 2021


Brian DeBano, Laingsburg
Designee of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 
Term expires September 30, 2021


George Mellos, Farmington Hills
Represents the Department of Health and Human Services
Term expires September 30, 2022


Amy Miilu, Portland
Represents the Department of Insurance and Financial Services
Term expires September 30, 2022


Mary Chaliman, Holt
Represents the Department of Health and Human Services
Term expires September 30, 2022


Joanne Winkelman, Bloomfield
Represents the Michigan Department of Education
Term expires September 30, 2022


Francisco Vaca, Potterville
Represents individuals with ASD or an individual who is a family member of an individual with ASD
Term expires September 30, 2023


Lauren Ringle, Petoskey
Represents ISD's, local school districts, or transition coordinators
Term expires September 30, 2023


Dana Lasenby, Southfield
Represents adult service agencies and/or providers from a PIHP or CMHSP
Term expires September 30, 2023


Amy Matthews, Grand Haven
Represents state funded initiatives
Term expires September 30, 2023


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