Members of Autism Society – Macomb/St. Clair (AS-MSC) voted this week to approve a merger with Autism Society Oakland County (ASOC). Both organizations are long-standing parent-run, nonprofits and affiliates of the Autism Society of America. The name of the new organization is Autism Society-Greater Macomb/Oakland. Other specifics will be announced.
ASOC will merge into AS-MSC, which will be the surviving organization. The AS-MSC affiliate board of directors will continue in their current roles. Macomb/St. Clair programs and events will continue to be offered by the combined organization.
A major role of the merged affiliate will continue to be resource referral, now for families in all three counties. Representing these increased numbers of families will favorably impact the new organization’s advocacy power.
ASOC has been a strong collaborator with the many Oakland County nonprofits and schools serving individuals with autism. Through their annual Community Grant and School Grant programs, ASOC has fostered new recreational and vocational programs and increased capacity, especially for teens and adults.
The new organization will use funding received from ASOC to continue to support Oakland County families and programming in this way.
Board members of both affiliates will be working to complete the merger. Further details will be forthcoming.
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We have all types of activities including: video games, ping pong, basketball, floor hockey and board games. We even have a DJ that plays all the latest hits for those who enjoy dancing.
The friendship Club is run by volunteers. Parents and siblings are welcome to come. Siblings should be 12 years or older, please, as this event is geared for teens/young adults.
To learn more, visit the ASOC Friendship Club Website