Save the Date for 2024's Gala:

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit

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Schedule of Events:

  • 6:00pm: Registration & Reception in Sound Board
  • 6:30-6:45pm: Special guest appearance
  • 7:15pm: Dinner & Live On-Stage Program in Ballroom
  • 9:00pm: Your Generation in Concert Live in Sound Board
  • 12:00am: Event Concludes


Location: MotorCity Casino Hotel | Sound Board entrance on Brooklyn Street
2901 Grand River Ave Detroit, MI 48201

Parking Information: You will see signage directing you to the appropriate parking lot across from the Sound Board doors. Guests are welcome to pull into the lot to use complimentary valet. Guests are also welcome to self-park in the lot. 

Attire: This event is black-tie optional attire.

Check-in: All guests will be required to check into the event when they enter. There are no physical tickets for this event. Your information will be on a list at the door and will be validated by staff.

The Silent Auction is LIVE!

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Defying generations of systemic biases and barriers, the Autism community is demanding access to their full civil and human rights. Heeding that call, the Autism Alliance of Michigan is leading a movement to fight for equity and inclusion in health care, education, employment, housing, and social acceptance. 

One in 44 Americans are on the autism spectrum and 1 in 5 have a disability. Yet people with autism continue to face biases and barriers that systematize poverty within and prejudice against the community.

Too many people with autism live separate and unequal lives, particularly those from minority and low-income households. Autism Alliance of Michigan affirms that people on the spectrum and all Michiganders with disabilities were born with unalienable rights. The fact that these rights are denied to so many highlights the unjust and intractable social-political forces that must be overcome.

Throughout its existence, Autism Alliance of Michigan has worked simultaneously on three levels:

  1. On a systemic level, the Alliance is changing health care, education, employment, and housing systems for people with disabilities with a goal of making Michigan the best state in the U.S. for autism.
  2. On a community level, the Alliance is dismantling social barriers to inclusion and acceptance.
  3. On a personal level, the Alliance is fighting one family at a time to empower self- and family-advocates in their quest for services and acceptance - keys to high qualities of life.


Join us at the 2023 Michigan Shines for Autism Gala to join this movement and demonstrate your support & advocacy for Michigan's Autism community.

We have reserved room blocks at MotorCity Casino Hotel for this event for a special discounted rate.
Guests have until March 22, 2023 to book a room using our group code. 

Hotel rooms can be reserved from Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Sunday through this link; please be sure to double check your date selection before booking through the link below.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

Although guests are not required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend this event, Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) reserves the right to update this policy and instate vaccination, masking, and social distancing requirements if an unexpected surge in COVID-19 occurs leading up to the event.

The health and wellness of Michigan's autism community continues to be our top priority. AAoM supports current United States Center for Disease Control and American Academy of Pediatrics vaccination guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination and recommends children and adults are vaccinated accordingly. To learn more about COVID-19 and its impact on people with autism, please visit our website.

Questions? Contact us.

Autism Alliance of Michigan

MotorCity Casino Hotel

2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI, USA

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