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Welcome to Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research

Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research (GLC) is a program of Residential Opportunities, Inc. (ROI), a nonprofit mental health organization that has been serving Kalamazoo and beyond since 1978. Since 2012, GLC has been providing evidence-based, state-of-the-art applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for children and adolescents who have a diagnosis of autism and similar neurodevelopmental disabilities. We believe in helping the children and adolescents we serve reach their full potential in their community and beyond.


A national report indicates that incidents of hate towards the Jewish community reached an all-time high in the United States in 2021, with a total of 2,717 incidents. This represents the highest number of incidents on record since tracking began in 1979.  This is an average of more than seven incidents per day and a 34 percent increase year over year.   The amount of attention and support shown to anti-Jewish rhetoric played out recently on social media and in the national news suggests a concerning trend in the wrong direction.

ROI Core Values are rooted in the philosophy that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.  More recently, we further supported this value with one that states “We are committed to deliberate decision-making that rejects systemic racism.”  Just as we denounce any and all hateful rhetoric and behavior towards our community of Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) ROI also denounces any and all hateful rhetoric and behavior towards this nation’s community of Jewish people.

Health & Safety

Measures taken here:

  • Appointment required
  • Temperature check required
  • Staff wear masks
  • Staff get temperature checks
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits

ABA treatment from Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research can change your child’s life

Children in behavioral treatment scored significantly higher in IQ and adaptive behavior scores than the comparison group. Further, 29% (6 of 21) children were fully included in regular education without assistance and another 52% (11 of 21) were included with support. This compares to only 5% (1 of 21) children in the control group who were placed in regular education. (Cohen, et al., 2014)

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