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EMU Autism Collaborative Center

Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Each week, WEMU's Patrick Campion is sitting down with Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media to discuss their latest work on the "On The Ground Ypsilanti" project.  Today, they look at the good works, successes and ongoing challenges at Eastern Michigan University's Autism Collaborative Center

Autism Collaborative Center

Eastern Michigan University's Autism Collaborative Center is currently enrolling autistic adults for a social skills program. 

Teenagers on the autism spectrum often struggle with social skills that make it difficult to interact with others. Beginning on May 26th, Eastern Michigan University's Autism Collaborative Center is launching a new Summer program called PEERS. 


Eastern Michigan University will be introducing kids on the autism spectrum to pirates, dinosaurs and rocket ships this summer.   

EMU Lights Student Center For Autism Awareness

Apr 2, 2014
Bob Eccles

Eastern Michigan University's Student Center was bathed in blue light Wednesday night as part of the annual Autism Speaks "Light It Up Blue" campaign.

The lighting of the Student Center also spotlighted the university's non-profit Autism Collaborative Center, a resource for families across southeast Michigan dealing with autism.

Autism affects one in 68 children, and is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.

Details on Autism Speaks can be found online: http://www.autismspeaks.org