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20
Jul

The Autism Collaborative Center: Caring beyond the classroom!

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Watch the video to see how individuals with autism and their families have been positively impacted by the ACC.

The College of Health and Human Services’ mission to improve the lives of others through collaboration extends far beyond the classroom. A shining example of this mission is the Autism Collaborative Center (ACC), a therapeutic clinic on EMU’s campus. The ACC is dedicated to the treatment and support of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

As a part of Eastern Michigan University’s College of Health and Human Services, the ACC offers a variety of services and programs for individuals of all ages and ability levels. They have a multidisciplinary team of professionals who study each client case and determine the best course of treatment for each individual. The ACC philosophy is that by addressing the needs of the whole family, they best serve the individual with autism and allow them to reach their maximum potential. The ACC is dedicated to providing their clients services that are evidence based and meet best practice standards.

Some examples of these services and programs are early intensive behavioral intervention, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and PEERS®.

The ACC is a teaching facility that provides students an opportunity to learn about and work directly with persons with autism and their families. Students who study occupational therapy, psychology, social work, and speech and language pathology work alongside the highly trained staff of the ACC. This is a great first-hand learning tool to guide the instruction of future healthcare professionals.

Amber Williams

“I have had the honor of being a team member of the Autism Collaborative Center for a year. While being a part of the ACC they have given me the building blocks to developing myself as a future therapist and a better student. The ACC family has taught me hard work, determination and team work which has influenced my decision in furthering my education to receiving my BCBA degree.”

-Amber Williams, Senior in Therapeutic Recreation at Eastern Michigan University

The Autism Collaborative Center services have been enhanced by the generous contributions from the state of Michigan, university support and EMU donors. Please consider donating to the Autism Collaborative Center today and help them continue to be a resource for people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Click here or the button below to donate today.

20
Jun

Clinical Research Administration Program Ranked #1 in the Nation!

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The Clinical Research Administration program in the College of Health and Human Services has many reasons to celebrate. First and foremost, the program was recently ranked #1 in the nation among the top twenty-five academic programs. Graduates of the program serve in many different roles within clinical research including those that are integral to the... Read more
16
May

CHHS News: Honoring our outstanding students!

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On April 4th, the College of Health and Human Services honored its outstanding students at its annual recognition ceremony. The honored students, family members, friends and CHHS faculty members and administrators gathered to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of some of our finest students. Collectively, they represent students who excel in the... Read more
20
Feb

Improving Clinical Lab Sciences one piece of equipment at a time.

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The Clinical Lab Science Program at Eastern Michigan University, a NAACLS accredited MLS program, provides an excellent background for students considering a career as a medical laboratory scientist. The CLS Program also offers a path to further graduate medical studies or a cytogenetics degree. Graduates of the Medical Lab Science Concentration in particular have a... Read more
27
Jan

2016 Giving Recap And A Thank You To All Our Donors!

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2016 was an awesome year thanks to our alumni and friends. With almost $600,000 in total donations to the College of Health and Human Services, we’ve been able to fund research projects, scholarships and more for our students and faculty. Our supporters partner with the College of Health and Human Services to help fulfill our mission to improve the lives... Read more
19
Dec

CHHS Scholarships: Helping Our Students To Help Others In Return!

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Helping our students realize their academic potential is one of our biggest priorities at EMU. Without the support of our generous donors many students would struggle to achieve their dream of improving the lives of others. Their personal lives are often filled with the daily challenge of simply making ends meet. You can make a difference for those... Read more
22
Nov

From Feedback to Action: The CHHS Advising Center Helps Students Plan Their Future!

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The College of Health and Human Services at Eastern Michigan University is dedicated to the growth and success of our students. We pride ourselves on our ability to find new resources and methods that will help our students reach their potential and equip them to go on to transform the lives of others. A great example of this philosophy in action... Read more
7
Oct

CHHS Faculty News: Welcoming New Faculty Colleagues and Celebrating Professional Achievements

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The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to welcome nine new faculty colleagues. They bring with them years of exceptional professional experience, and a passion to teach EMU’s students. Nathan Kearns – Assistant Professor, Orthotics and Prosthetics Nathan earned his Masters degree from EMU’s Orthotics and Prosthetics program in 2008. His clinical practice... Read more
31
Aug

Occupational Therapy Anniversary at EMU: Celebrating 75 Years of Academic Excellence and Life Changing Work!

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Eastern Michigan University and the College of Health and Human Services is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its Occupational Therapy program. Established in 1941, the OT program has prepared practitioners and scholars alike who have provided service to the profession, to their clients, and to communities. These dedicated health professionals use their skill... Read more