About Us

Amazing results happen when agencies collaborate.

In December 2012, the State of Michigan unrolled the Michigan Autism Spectrum Disorders State Plan. In the document there were many finding, among them the mandate that local agencies do a better job collaborating to provide more timely, comprehensive, and better quality service to people with autism.

Four agencies, Midland County ESA, MidMichigan Hospital,  Community Mental Health, and Central Michigan University took notice and began work. The agencies currently work collaboratively in one location to provide diagnosis and assessment, and to implement researched based interventions across all environments and needs using one comprehensive treatment plan.


One-Of-A-Kind Collaboration

  • Professionals from different disciplines will diagnose, develop a plan of treatment and deliver follow-up care to implement the treatment plan.
  • Our services are family-centered, comprehensive and coordinated.
  • From diagnosis to ongoing treatment, the Pediatric Center of Central Michigan helps families navigate their child’s educational, medical, and community needs all in one location.

Midland County Educational Service Agency

Michelle L. Bahr

Director of Special Education, Midland County ESA

Christi Owens

Supervisor of Special Education, Midland County ESA

Gabe Hatfield

Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist, Midland County ESA

Community Mental Health of Central Michigan

Katherine Dollard, Psy.D., L.P.

Program Director, Midland County, Community Mental Health for Central Michigan

Mary Schrier, MA, BCBA

Autism Supervisor, Community Mental Health for Central Michigan

Jennifer Woods, QBHP

Behavior Specialist, Midland County ESA and Community Mental Health for Central Michigan

MidMichigan Health

Amy Livsey-Sommer

Manager of Rehabilitation Services, MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland

Carlene M. Skorczewski

Manager of Fund Development, MidMichigan Health Foundation

Central Michigan University

Melissa Tuttle, Ph.D.

Director of Autism Assessment, Central Michigan University

Amanda Lopez, Ph.D., L.P.

Director, Psychological Training and Consultation Center, Central Michigan University

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