EIN 27-0472137

Autism Alliance of Michigan

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Autism Alliance of Michigan aims for people with Autism to achieve their greatest potential, leading efforts to raise expectations and expand opportunities for them throughout their lifespan. It launched an innovative employment program in partnership with manufacturers to build the first disability employment model in the automotive industry. Additionally, it offers a comprehensive safety program that provides global positioning devices for children with Autism who tend to wander into danger, with a scholarship program that offers families a gps device.
Also known as...
Center for Autism
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Program areas at Autism Alliance of Michigan

Minavigator: beginning in 2014, aaom launched the mi navigator service, which is a dynamic navigation program for caregivers, professionals and community members offered at no cost to any family living with Autism in Michigan. Navigators provide case management, professional consultation, connection to services and support, and online resources to guide families through lifespan barriers to care, such as those related to diagnosis, treatment, support, education, and/or health care for individuals with Autism and their families. Aaom navigators work directly with families navigating the Autism roadmaps that are often confusing to families and cause delays to needed diagnosis and important treatments.
Aaom's community outreach and educational programs is expansive and includes targeted trainings and workshops covering topics such as 1)understanding and identification of early developmental delays and red flags for Autism, 2) first responder and community worker training to increase identification and responsiveness of behaviors associated with Autism during police encounters and more boradly, when individuals with Autism engage in community (e.g., museums, zoos, pakrs/recreation etc. ), 3) family education - addressing multiple topics including; Autism bootcamps, transition challenges, and independent living.
Aaom launched an innovative employment program that boasts a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of experts from Autism and related fields. Aaom partnered with manufacturers to build the first disability employment model within the automotive industry, but that has also been proven to be effective across a wide range of industries and jobs. Aaom boasts a retention rate that exceeds 95% through maintaining a dual customer model with the employer and job seeker and from the tremendous amount of research, job development, and frontloading employer training offered. Exceeding 600 job seekers, many with multiple college degrees, aaom has broken the ceiling on disability jobs codes, salary ranges, and demonstration of advanced technical skills within a competitive workforce. Staff at aaom work with precision to transition employees to natural and sustainable supports in the work environment with strategic fading of staff and external supports, without an interruption in the workday. Aaom's employment program supports companies hiring or learning to hire individuals with disabilities, state vocational agencies, and job seekers across the state of Michigan.
As part of aaom's comprehensive safety program, global positioning devices are offered for children with Autism who tend to wander into danger and awawy from the safety of their home and caregivers. The gps scholarship program offers familiers a gps device and a one year subscritpion at no cost to the family (est. Cost $500 per family per year). To date, aaom has awarded almost xxx families with life-saving gps devices and the program typically receives over 100 applications per year. If funds are available and families have actively used the device, the subscription is renewed. This program is 100$ funded through individual donations. Aaom's gps program was named for a 12 year old with Autism in Michigan who died from injuries sustained in a pedestrian vs automobile accident in 2012, shortly after he unexpectedly fled his home and sadly before he was located. Since incepion of the program aaom has many success stories regarding recovered children, however multiple incidents of lost and drowned children continue to raise the goal.

Who funds Autism Alliance of Michigan

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
DTE Energy FoundationHuman Needs$100,000
Dresner FoundationProgram Support$100,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$72,505
...and 32 more grants received totalling $714,588

Personnel at Autism Alliance of Michigan

Colleen AllenPresident and Chief Executive Officer$233,426
Martia GrobbelChief Operations Officer$154,687
Marc BerkeChief Development Officer$168,000
Heather EcknerDirector of Education Initiatives
Hetal PatelManager, Community Education and Outreach
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for Autism Alliance of Michigan

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,748,340
Program services$368,739
Investment income and dividends$55,696
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-92,705
Net income from fundraising events$-323,503
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$3,339
Total revenues$3,759,906

Form 990s for Autism Alliance of Michigan

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-10-11990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-08-12990View PDF
2019-122021-06-16990View PDF
2018-122019-12-23990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from DTE Energy Foundation
November 28, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
November 26, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Ally Charitable Foundation
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 21 new grant, including a grant for $150,000 from Skillman Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersDisease-focused nonprofitsCharities
HealthEducationDiseases and disordersAutism
Political advocacyConducts researchLobbyingFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
26913 Northwestern Hwyste 520
Southfield, MI 48033
Metro area
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
Website URL
(877) 463-2266
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G84: Autism
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
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