Entrepreneurship for ASD – Location

When it comes to choosing the right location for your business depends greatly on the type of business you have (or plan to have), your budget, and where your target market is located.

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Autism News: Trump vs. Whitmer

On April 13, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) spoke at the Autism Alliance of Michigan‘s (AAoM) annual gala where she praised the organization for its mission and accomplishments. On September 8, she signed a “proclamation recognizing the work of direct support professionals who work with individuals on the autism spectrum” [Whitmer]. Based on this, you’d think that she’s a true advocate for the ASD community, right? However, the next day, Whitmer vetoed $1.47 million in grants for autism programs, including $1.025 million that funds one-fourth of the AAoM’s services to adults and children on the spectrum who need assistance with medical, educational and insurance issues. Many of these services became accessible when former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (R-MI), who has a daughter with autism, advocated for a law that passed in 2014 requiring health insurance companies to cover behavioral therapies for children on the spectrum. So, why did she cut support for the ASD community, among support to many other groups? She wanted to do a $0.45 raise on the gas tax but wasn’t getting enough support so she threw a temper tantrum. You can also read further here.

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