Copper Country Autism Foundation was founded by four grandparents of a child with autism who decided to do something to help families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Since then the organization has grown to include many members who volunteer their time and are devoted to promoting awareness of the issues and challenges faced by those affected by ASD and who seek to provide support to all who are living with these disorders, their families, as well as the educators, medical professionals and volunteers who provide assistance to those in the Copper Country who are affected.
If you are interested in learning how you can join Copper Country Autism Awareness, are interested in volunteering your time or donating to the organization, please contact us today. Your support and contributions will have a positive impact on all of those who are touched by ASD and will make a difference in many lives here in the Copper Country.
Copper Country Autism Awareness would like to gratefully acknowledge the contributions of those whose generous support makes it possible for us to make a difference in the lives of those affected by ASD.
CCAA Family Fun Day
Copper Country Autism Awareness will be holding it's annual Family Fun Day at the Mineshaft in Houghton on October 14th. This event is open to all families affected by ASD. Our thanks to the Elks Club who have sponsored this event and will be providing the funding for the bowling and refreshments!
Copper Country Autism Awareness Foundation was proud to have been able to help support the CLK Schools with the donation of funds to purchase new iPads for use by children with ASD. These iPads will have software and programs installed on them that are specifically meant to be used in the educational assistance of children with ASD. We are grateful for the donations that allow us to provide this kind of support to our local schools!
There are many programs that offer support for those affected by ASD.
FAMILY SUPPORT SUBSIDY PROGRAM
Michigan has a program to provide financial assistance to families of children with severe disabilities.
A benefit to provide intensive Applied Behavior Analysis interventions for anyone ages 0 - 21 years with the diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children must have either Medicaid or MI Child.
Respite is a type of support available to families of children with developmental disabilities (DD) or serious emotional
disturbance (SED). Respite care services are designed to offer families the opportunity for a break from care giving responsibilities.
Copper Country Mental Health is also looking for respite workers. If you are interested in becoming one contact Jeff Williams at 906-482-9404
For those interested in any of the programs above contact Angela Cline with Copper Country Mental Health at 482-9400 for more information.