CBS5, Saginaw, MI: "[Autism] continues to affect more and more children each day"

Aug 11, 2017, CBS 5, Saginaw/Flint, MI: MI experiencing shortage of autism resources Autism or autism spectrum disorder is a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors and speech. It continues to affect more and more children each day…. It's the fastest growing developmental disorder today and remains one of the most underfunded…. "Michigan, like probably several other states, is sort of experiencing a shortage of people who are qualified to work with individuals who have autism," said Jan Lampman, executive director of the ARC of Midland. The ARC works with people who have autism. Lampman said there needs to be more resources available to help those with autism. ... Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said the state needs between 1,500 and 2,000 certified service providers. Right now there's only 603