Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

Together Autism Is Limitless.

Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

We are dedicated to growing the opportunities, future, and lives for all touched by autism. Together we can change the future.

Since 2004, the GLCA has worked to assist local families touched by autism access services. As our community has come together, committed to collaboration, and increased services, we have been inspired by the successes and potential of all touched by autism when provided opportunity!  Join us!  100% of every dollar makes a direct impact in our community. Learn what you can do to change the future!



Join us for Soothing Santa!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014



Sundays, November 23 & 30
8:00am - 10:30am
Reservations required | Please call Franklin Park Mall @ 419.473.3317 

This is a special time to visit Santa at Franklin Park Mall. It's an opportunity for children with Autism and other special needs to visit with Santa in a more soothing and sensory-friendly environment. 

Taking place before stores open, families will have the opportunity to visit Jolly Old Saint Nick with dimmed lighting, no overhead mall radio, and lower shopper traffic.

To reduce the challenges associated with waiting in a long line, families are asked to reserve a designated day and time frame by calling the Franklin Park Mall Management Office. Space is limited. 
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Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


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 Help us Reach our Goal!

The Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism is participating in Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving during the holiday season.  We have set a goal of $5,000 to support our Scholarship Program.  The first $1,000 will be matched through the generosity of the Toledo Community Foundation.  Donate here!

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2014 Community Grants and Scholarship Awards Announced!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

We are excited to announce that over $80,000 in community grants and scholarships have been awarded!  Thank you so very much to each and every volunteer, donor, sponsor, and advocate that helped us this year!  Your hard work and generosity will provide new opportunities for so many in our community!  We hope you will consider donating  on Giving Tuesday to help us make an even bigger impact! You can learn more about the 2014 Funding Awards Here!

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FREE TRAN Event

Monday, November 24th, 2014

FREE TRAN Event 
Exploring Opportunities while preparing for transition to adulthood

Thursday, December 4th 6:30pm - 8pm
University of Toledo College of Engineering    

Download the flyer here for more information! Or click here to register!

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