Aug 9, 2017, Horseheads, NY WENY: CMU works to increase number of certified autism treatment providers http://www.weny.com/story/36098413/cmu-works-to-increase-number-of-certified-autism-treatment-providers MT. PLEASANT, MI -- During his time in office, Lt. Governor Brian Calley has raised awareness about the need for better care and services for children with autism. One need he has highlighted has been finding enough properly licensed therapists…. The need in our state is great. Last school year, nearly 20,000 Michigan students met eligibility as a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Calley recently said Michigan needs between 1,500 to 2,000 certified service providers for children with autism. … Currently, our state only has 603 of the needed service providers with the BCaBA designation. Davis is one of them and said the wait lists at treatment centers highlights the need for more.