GREAT AMBASSADOR AWARD
Royal Oak, MI – Lt. Governor Brian Calley and Mrs. Calley will be honored by Judson Center for their tireless work advocating for Michigan children on the autism spectrum. The Calleys will receive the Great Ambassador Award at a ceremony on Wednesday June 6, 2012 beginning 5:30 p.m. at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel, 27790 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48377.
The Great Ambassador Awards honor individuals who share Judson Center’s mission of helping children and families in crisis in our community through its four areas of excellence: Autism, Behavioral Health, Child Welfare and Disability services. This year, Judson Center is recognizing Mr. and Mrs. Calley for their dedication to ensuring the children in Michigan with autism have access to the care they need to live as productively as possible. About 15,000 children in Michigan are affected by autism and 1000 children born each year will be diagnosed with the disorder. As the numbers grow, the impact on the community will be more serious. Marn G. Myers, President and CEO of Judson Center expressed her respect for the Calleys, “Our state is incredibly fortunate to have the Callys as advocates for autism legislation that would provide vitally needed support to affected families.”
This biannual ceremony acknowledges the dedication, commitment and service of the honorees. These past recipients have also been honored for their work: Mr. Rod Alberts & Detroit Auto Dealers Association, Ms. Jackie Paige, Mr. Mark LaNeve, Mr. Stephen R. Polk & Ralph L. & Winifred E. Polk Foundation among others.
About Judson Center
Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families in need in southeast Michigan. Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to provide services to more than 4,100 individuals and families each year. Responding to the needs of the community, Judson Center offers services in four Areas of Excellence:
Autism Behavioral Health Child Welfare Disability Services
For details, visit www.judsoncenter.org or call 248-549-4339