Autism Collaborative Center
Eastern Michigan University will begin using live video steraming to allow health care professionals at EMU’s Autism Collaborative Center to expand care to rural or disadvantaged families in Michigan with a child or young adult who is autistic.
The Autism Collaborative Center at Eastern Michigan University offers a special summer camp, called S.P.L.A.S.H, (Sensory, Play & Music, Language, Art, Social Learning, Health Fun) designed for children on the autism spectrum.
Children with autism often have a difficult time being properly diagnosed or receiving therapy. Those problems are compounded for disadvantaged families or families living in rural areas. The Autism Collaborative Center at Eastern Michigan University soon will be able to bridge that gap thanks to a $500,000 state grant that will allow the staff to use the latest technology — a live video stream — to evaluate and treat clients.