Stephanie Harlan

Stephanie Harlan, LMSW, ACSW, BCD
Director of Clinical Services

Stephanie Harlan graduated from the University of Michigan in 1990 with a BA in Social Psychology and in 1991 with a Masters in Social Work degree. She is licensed as a clinical and a macro social worker and holds a Board Certified Diplomate status. Stephanie spent 19 years as a clinical social worker in a variety of settings including medical, school, child and family work, crisis intervention, CMH, and managed care. 

After her son was diagnosed with autism in 2001, she helped to create Everyday Miracles, a nonprofit organization designed to support families and provide financial assistance. In 2005 she was hired by the Judson Center to create programming for children, teens and adults with autism and she worked as the Program Director of Autism Connections for almost five years until founding Autism ASK. Stephanie has served on the Board of Directors of the Autism Society of Michigan and is currently on the executive board of Autism Insurance in Michigan (AIM) and is involved in lobbying efforts, advocacy and community awareness. Stephanie was the recipient of the E.P. Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award in 2009 and was honored at Comerica Field by MassMutual on Disability Awareness Night.


Stephanie also serves on the Advisory Board for Metro Parent's Special Edition magazine. She has co-authored and published a book called No Cupcakes For Jason which helps children normalize the process of living a gluten-free casein-free lifestyle. 

As a parent of two children (with one child having lost his autism diagnosis) and a licensed, board-certified clinical social worker, Stephanie brings a unique perspective to Autism ASK. She will be specializing in providing resources, support, family case management, advocacy and workshops to parents and the autism community as a whole.

She can be reached by email at or by calling 248-6181-ASK (275) x 2.