LANSING, Mich. — The Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation is dedicated to advocating for opportunities for people with autism – economically, socially, and politically.
After meeting with Xavier in March 2019, Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul offered Xavier DeGroat, who has autism himself, an office space within the Lansing School District’s Beekman Center. This space will allow the Foundation to have a permanent place in the Lansing community in which they can base their operations and meet with those who need their assistance.
The Xavier Autism Foundation will be using the space to further their work advocating for autism awareness and acceptance through programs such as law enforcement training, higher education advocacy, and advising services for families with autism.
Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation (XDAF) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Beekman Center, Lansing, MI September 9, 2019 at 10:00 am
About the Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation:
Founded in January 2018, the mission of the Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation is to create and promote opportunities for people with autism through advocacy, education, economic opportunities, and humanitarian efforts. Xavier DeGroat, the Foundation’s CEO and Founder was diagnosed with autism at age four and has experienced discrimination, economic and job setbacks, and educational difficulties throughout his life. Xavier has decided to dedicate his life to helping others and is working to create a society that better understands autism and enables those with autism to be successful.
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