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!

Wednesday, November 12th, 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. 
Download flyer here for more info.
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Hawaii Raffle Winner

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Congratulations to Mark Lafferty, ticket #107 who won this years Hawaii Raffle!  Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket.  Your purchase will make a direct impact on the families in our community touched by autism!  

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TRAN Community Resource Fair

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

FREE Community Resource Fair: 
Autism through the Lifespan
Thursday, September 25th 6pm-8:30pm
Flower Hospital Conference Center   

       FREE Appetizers | Raffles & Door Prizes 
all attendees entered in a drawing for an iPad mini!

Autism through the Lifespan will begin with a panel discussion featuring TRAN members highlighting new collaborative initiatives in our community. For more information or to register, visit the TRAN website 
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The Party IS!

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Thanks to all who came out Friday for The Party IS!  Despite a power outage, we had a great time and raised over $22,000!  We hope to see everyone back next year!  Check out some of the photos from this year's event.


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