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.