Copper Country Autism Awareness "Bringing awareness to the issues facing those living with autism spectrum disorders" Copper Country Autism Awareness"Bringing awareness to the issues facing those living with autism spectrum disorders"


You can support us through the Keweenaw Community Foundation. Click on our FINANCIAL SUPPORT tab and scroll to the bottom of the page for directions.


The Keweenaw Community Foundation administers a number of community funds.  Established in 1994, the mission of the Foundation is to promote philanthropy, develop and manage permanent endowments from a broad range of donors, and award charitable grants that enhance quality of life in the Keweenaw.

Family Support Subsidy offered through the Michigan Department of Community Health

Click on the AUTISM INFORMATION tab above for more information. 


Have a plan if your child wanders off!



Click in the "Resources" tab or the "Autism Information" tab to access valuable resoruce information as well as some of the most recent information on autism specrum disorders.


To all who helped to make the 3rd Annual Family Fun Day such a huge success. A special thank you to the Copper Country Elks Lodge #404 for providing the funding for the event, Swick Home Services for providing us with a billboard to advertise the event and to Tom and Denise Moyle and the management at the Mine Shaft for making their facility available to us and to all the volunteers who assisted during the event.  It was indeed a huge success and was "as advertised" the biggest and best ever.

Autism Awareness

School Support Program

We are currently in the process of contacting all of the schools in the Copper Country to see what we can do to provide the special education classrooms with any needed equipment or supplies.  We hope to be able to purchase items for  them that their limited education budgets will not allow.


You can help us by supporting Copper Country Autism Awareness' School Support Program:  You can mail donations to Copper Country Autism Awarenss, 118 2nd Street, Lake Linden, MI 49945 

Opinions and articles republished here are not necessarily the opinions of Copper Country Autism Awareness

We continue to provide information on news that we find in the media regarding autism and its treatments, but our readers are encourged to use thier own judgment on the contents.


Autism Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has guidelines and recommendations for the effective diagnosis and treatment of autism.

Autism Society of America (ASA)
Autism Society of America is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. The society and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, and supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure for autism; in raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Autism Information Center
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a Web information site with current information and resources for those interested in learning more about autism. The CDC’s "Learn the Signs. Act Early" Web site provides information about childhood developmental milestones and delays. Maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the “Learn the Signs. Act Early” site helps you to track the developmental milestones your child should be reaching, see how milestones change as your child grows, and download fact sheets on developmental milestones for children from 3 months to 5 years. The site also includes information on developmental screening and developmental disabilities.

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Parents of children with autism are not looking for sympathy, but hope for understanding.  The next time you see a child "misbehaving" in Walmart or the super market, this may not be a "bad" child or a "bad" parent, but it just may be a child with autism who has had a "meltdown" because of over stimulation caused by the number of people, the lights, the noise or all of these things that can be so overwhelming to a child with autism.  Don't judge, don't feel sorry, just be understanding!


Persons with autism may possess the following characteristics in various combinations and in varying degrees of severity.  

  • Inappropriate laughing/giggling
  • No real fear of dangers
  • Apparent insensitivity to pain
  • May not want cuddling
  • May avoid eye contact
  • May prefer to be alone
  • Difficulty in expressing needs
  • Inappropriate attachments to objects
  • Insistence of sameness
  • Echoes words/phrases
  • Spins objects or self 
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