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.


Dear members of the ROI Team and Community:

As we learned of the another senseless mass shooting that claimed the lives of teachers and innocent children in Uvalde, Texas, the level of horror and disgust is magnified. We grieve for the deep unimaginable pain that loss of life, especially children, brings and the damage it has done to Uvalde, Texas, the surrounding communities as well as our Country.  

We certainly recognize that conversations and actions surrounding racism, bias, inequity, and discrimination must continue in order to achieve true change and true justice in our society. We are also reminded about the need for more conversations surrounding mental health We offer our deepest condolences to the families and communities affected by this tragedy. For any ROI staff impacted directly or indirectly by these events, we want you to know that we support you and please remember the services available to you through our Employee Assistance Program HelpNet.

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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