At the ASRC we care about all individuals living with autism through all phases of life.
Over the past twelve years ASRC have provided educational, advocacy and services to individuals, families and the community to include:
- Sports & recreation opportunities
- Social Nights for children, teens and adults with autism spectrum disorder
- Advocacy for parents and families with autism spectrum disorder with organizations such as schools, Parks and Recreation Department of Genesee County, Genesee County Community Mental Health, Michigan Autism Insurance reform and many more.
- Promote community awareness in multiple venues annually
- Provide training and education opportunities thorough guest speakers and symposiums
- Seminars for parents, caregivers and educators/professionals to help increase understanding of autism spectrum disorders
- Transition planning for teens that are getting older and considering independent living
- Daycare for children with autism spectrum disorder
- Annual Autism Walk
- Annual Candlelight Vigil marking World Autism Awareness Day
- Special holiday programming such as “Christmas parties with Santa”
- Grants to families for autism related expenses
- Formed a cub scout pack for autistic boys ages 7-12
- Provide programming specific to children living with on the autism spectrum by working with community partners such as Grand Blanc Parks & Rec., Mott Children’s Health Center, Cedar Street Children’s Center, Flint Institute of Music, YMCA Camp Copneconic, Respite Ranch, Flint Children’s Museum
- Presentations across Genesee County to promote awareness of autism and the ASRC
- Opening first free Sensory Room for individuals with autism to receive occupational therapy with their caregivers
Our ASRC is a place for children and their families to come and obtain information about resources, gather as a community and socialize in an environment that is specific to children and adults living on the ASD.