Michigan Autism Council & ASD State Plan
Subcommittee Description 
The first Michigan Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) State Plan was released on Monday, March 18, 2013 and can be found at www.michigan.gov/autism.  The Michigan Autism Council is developing subcommittees to assist with implementing the Michigan ASD State Plan.  It is important to have a strong, diverse and robust group of individuals on these subcommittees who are willing to volunteer their time and apply their knowledge and expertise to the goals of the ASD State Plan.  These subcommittees will work in collaboration with the Autism Council to accomplish multiple objectives each year.  If you are interested in applying to be on a subcommittee, please review the following information.
·         The Autism Council is asking for a minimum of a one year commitment.
·         This is a voluntary role and there are not any funds to reimburse participants for travel or expenses.
·         The subcommittees will meet a minimum of once a month in person or virtually and will correspond between meetings through technology sources.

·         The subcommittee members will be expected to actively participate in meetings and complete tasks appropriate to their role and experience.  Activities may include: Development of work plan, including objective, activities, and deliverables; Information gathering; Needs assessments; Trainings; Resource development; and/or Meetings supports.

Please understand that the selection of volunteers for service on these subcommittees is at all times at the discretion of the Autism Council.  The selection process and final decisions will be based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to:  geographic representation, agency/organization representation, individuals with ASD, parents/family members of those with ASD, skills that are relevant to the work of the ASD subcommittees, and diversity considerations. Subcommittees will be limited to a functional size to effectively meet objectives.  Applications will be reviewed and each applicant will be notified in a timely manner regarding the status of their application.  
Each subcommittee will report to the Michigan Autism Council and may operate independently to accommodate meeting locations and times, as well as, deliverables.  The first round of applications will be reviewed by Friday, April 19, 2013.  The initial subcommittee work is expected to start in May 2013.  If you have any questions regarding this commitment, please feel free to contact Lisa Grost, Autism Program Administrator at the Michigan Department of Community Health, at grostl@michigan.gov or 517/241-0678.