Autism Awareness

Giving professionals and parents the knowledge and skills to support individuals with Autism Spectrum disorder in reaching their greatest potential.

Mattawan actively participates in the Statewide Autism Resources and Training Project (START).  START is committed to creating a sustainable structure of support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders within each region of Michigan by providing training and technical assistance to educators and families that support students on the autism spectrum.

The SMART project has been in place through the funding and support of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services. The rapid increase in the number of students with ASD entering public schools in Michigan has created a critical need for more in-depth training for educators in the use of evidence-based practices. Additionally, the START Project has served a key role in meeting this need through innovative activities such as Regional Collaborative Networks, training and coaching models, and resource material development.

You will find links below for this group’s brochure explaining our work as well as links to various websites that we consider exceptional resources in our work.