autism spectrum disorder

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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. 

From the All For One exhibit at the Park Trades Center in Kalamazoo
courtesy of Bill Davis

Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.

Now the Autism & Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, an exhibit, and even a documentary film.

Courtesy of Cindy Semark

Cindy Semark says there aren't many options for adults, like her son, who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

This is one of the first decisions by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel. The panel was formed about five years ago, yet still does not meet the state’s requirements for its members.

Courtesy of Cindy Semark


The founders of Aacorn Farm hope to raise $3-million to give adults with autism the option to live and work on a farm.