"LANSING, MI -- A fund designed to help insurers pay for autism coverage the legislature mandated in 2012 will run dry by November, according to the Department of Insurance and Financial Services." (MLive)

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“If you know one student with autism, you know one student with autism.” Thom Ratkos says that’s a phrase parents of autistic children use because each child is so different. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A state House panel has approved long-stalled bills to overhaul Michigan’s medical marijuana system. 

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Western Michigan University cut the ribbon Friday on a new program to help people with autism and related disorders. Michigan Lieutenant-Governor Brian Calley was among those on hand for the event. Calley says it shouldn't be a surprise that the Western Evaluation Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, or WECAN, is in Kalamazoo.


Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is pushing for changes in Michigan’s special education system. He outlined findings of his special education listening tour and survey on Tuesday to the state Board of Education.