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.


ROI Statement in Response to Violence Against People of Color (6-1-20)

We are horrified and saddened by recent events. People of color have been the target of bigoted physical assaults, killings, and emotional trauma. The death of Mr. George Floyd is hard for so many of us to accept, yet easy for so many of us to imagine. The pattern is obvious, undeniable, and indefensible. We offer our thoughts and wishes for peace to the families of Mr. George Floyd, Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, Ms. Breonna Taylor and so many others who were not on the front pages of our newspapers.

“Positive thoughts and good intentions” are the common ways many in America try to offer condolences and solve problems. They are clearly appreciated and just as clearly inadequate. The leaders of our Communities, States and Country must take the necessary actions to understand oppression and discrimination and they must lead us all through the needed changes so we can become a country of justice, equality, and peace. ROI does not condone violence and we know that peace cannot be achieved until justice and equality are at the forefront of all of our lives.

Scott Schrum
Chief Executive Officer

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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