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World Autism Awareness Month

Thank you to our Sponsors

D o Isabella #998

The Daughters of Isabella is a charitable organization of Catholic women founded on the principle of its motto: Unity, Friendship and Charity.
We recognize that our mission and faith in God calls us to experience love, compassion and mercy by helping those in need.
We demonstrate our commitment to God’s people by actively living our faith and by being a positive influence in our communities and the world.


EMAG specializes in the manufacture and customization of turning, drilling, milling, grinding, gear cutting, electro-chemical, and laser welding machines, used by various industries in the manufacture of a variety of parts in the U.S. and international markets. We offer tailor-made solutions to machinery requirements, such as vertical turning centers, multi-spindle machining centers and multifunctional product machines. Our machinery is used in the automotive, shipbuilding, energy, and other industries throughout the world.


CVLL Challenger Baseball is not just about baseball….it’s a community beyond the backstop fence!  It is a community of parents, players, family, friends, and volunteers supporting our special needs children and adults.
CVLL Challenger Baseball brings families together with events such as Opening Day, Fall Ball, Trick or Treat day, Challenger Baseball Tournaments in Michigan, and other states. 

We are so excited to partner with the Detroit Tigers for this special inclusion event for World Autism Awareness Month.

Enjoy a day out in the community and watch a Tigers game this year.  Specially priced Tigers game Tickets are now on sale.

ASGD Board members will be available during the game at our table by the main entrance.  We will have a raffle and welcome the community to ask questions and come see us about our supportive programs and how to connect with other wonderful organizations in our state.

*Scholarships are available, please email us at AS.GreaterDetroit@gmail.com

  • MI Acceptance Event Press Release


    March 1, 2023

    Autism Society of Greater Detroit Announces

    Autism Acceptance Day at the Ballpark


    ASGD partners with Detroit Tigers to promote awareness and inclusion during April – World Autism Awareness Month.

    The Autism Society of Greater Detroit (ASGD) is a 501(C)3 Nonprofit organization run 100% by passionate volunteers.  ASGD creates connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.   “ASGD was formed to bring a community of people together focused on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion with a vision of a better life for our Autism community,” states Henry Yanez, ASGD founding board member.

    Every day, we work to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community to live fully. We believe that acceptance is creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.

    The Detroit Tigers are helping the ASGD maximize Autism Acceptance during the upcoming April Awareness Month, with a special Day at the Park outing for the community.  This inclusion event is open to all supporters and the community; tickets can be purchased at https://givebutter.com/DayAtTigers


    The Detroit Tigers are doing their part to contribute to healthier community living by providing a quiet space for individuals with sensory challenges, free of charge, at all their baseball games. 

    Additionally, the Autism Society of Greater Detroit will have free sensory bags at their table for individuals to utilize and take home after the event.  ASGD board members will be present at a kiosk by the main front gate to answer any questions and to share information about their local supportive initiatives.

    ASGD helps eliminate isolation by assuring individuals with special needs and their families have a tangible connection to needed social supports and networks.  “With our advocacy efforts and focus on inclusion we are a vital part of the solution to discrimination in our state,” says ASGD President, Monica Bihar-Natzke.

    The ASGD provides support in ways that each local community identifies for themselves; we do this through education, advocacy, information and referrals, and community programs and partnerships.

    We deliver several initiatives that the Metro Detroit community has identified as strongly needed:

    • Playgroup Meet ups: Parents/Guardians help others by sharing their own knowledge and experience, while their child(ren) play in a safe environment.
    • Virtual Peer Support Groups: A safe space where individuals share experiences, get information & advice, and make community connections. Specific groups include Siblings, Adults with ASD, Parents/Caregivers
    • “Navigating Autism” Information & Referrals: The 24/7 messaging service is always ready for families to ask questions and obtain a quick response of advice from parents with experience raising special needs family members: 517-220-0306
    • Community Learning: We educate people about special needs and various interventions.  In addition to families, we also work to educate members of the community, such as first responders, on how they can serve individuals on the autism spectrum.


    “ASGD is valuable because building connections and sharing resources is an essential and critical part of what we can do to support each other.  Autism and disability experience is vast; it impacts us all in different ways,  ASGD is an important avenue to help guide and assist people in the community as they navigate their lives.” – Stephanie Deible, M.ED.,  ASGD founding board member


    Autism Society of Greater Detroit is a NON-PROFIT 501(c)3 organization. (EIN: 88-1145107.)  Donations are tax deductible, please visit https://givebutter.com/Wp3Jvl


    If you would like to speak further about our cause or how your support can help, please reach out to us at as.greaterdetroit@gmail.com.

  • Purchase Tickets

    Day at the Ballpark

    This inclusion event is open to all supporters and the community.

    Specially priced tickets can be purchased at https://givebutter.com/DayAtTigers




© Autism Society of Greater Detroit

Autism Society of Greater Detroit is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity and our tax ID is 88-1145107