UM: Autism

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that Catherine Lord, director of the University of Michigan’s Autism and Communication Disorders Center, will be leaving to accept a position in New York. In light of her resignation, UM has decided to close the autism center. Colleen Allen, director of the Autism Alliance of Michigan, laments Lord’s leaving: “Michigan is already deplete of high-quality services for children with autism, and with this news, we are losing yet one more.” [Source]