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
 

Members

Stacie Rulison, St. Johns
Represents individuals with ASD or an individual who is a family member of an individual with ASD
Term expires 9/30/20
 
Krista Clancy, Commerce Township
Represents state universities
Term expires 9/30/20
 
Stefani Hines, Farmington
Represents medical/service centers or health care providers
Term expires 9/30/20
 
Colleen Allen, Detroit
Represents non-profit organizations serving those with ASD
Term expires 9/30/20

Krista Boe, Traverse City
Represent certified behavior analysts

Term expires 9/30/21

Kent Rehmann, Lansing
Represent Recipient Rights

Term expires 9/30/21

Jenny Piatt, Chelsea
Represent Michigan Rehabilitation Services and employment services

Term expires 9/30/21

Brian DeBano, Laingsburg
Designee of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 

Term expires 9/30/21

George Mellos, Farmington Hills
Represents the Department of Health and Human Services

Term expires 9/30/22

Amy Miilu, Portland
Represents the Department of Insurance and Financial Services

Term expires 9/30/22

Mary Chaliman, Holt
Represents the Department of Health and Human Services

Term expires 9/30/22

Joanne Winkelman, Bloomfield
Represents the Michigan Department of Education

Term expires 9/30/22

Francisco Vaca, Potterville
Represents individuals with ASD or an individual who is a family member of an individual with ASD

Term expires 9/30/23

Lauren Ringle, Petoskey
Represents ISD's, local school districts, or transition coordinators

Term expires 9/30/23

Dana Lasenby, Southfield
Represents adult service agencies and/or providers from a PIHP or CMHSP

Term expires 9/30/23

Amy Matthews, Grand Haven
Represents state funded initiatives

Term expires 9/30/23

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