In 2012 Michigan's Autism Insurance Reform was signed into law, which forced insurance companies to cover treatment for children on the autism spectrum.
Now three years later, Lt. Governor Brian Calley - who has an 8 year daughter with autism, says, we need more therapists.
"We only had a couple of dozen before that were working with kids with autism," Calley said. "And now we have over 200 board-certified behavior analysts that are out there providing applied behavior analysis for people with autism.
"We have a long way to go, but we've come a long way. I think it's okay to celebrate that, and use that momentum."
That's why Gov. Rick Snyder is giving Michigan State, Eastern and Western universities $3 million to fund autism training programs,
Another hurdle is that unemployment among adults with autism is as high as 90 percent.
"I worry sometimes that when we put a label on somebody, with that label comes a whole bunch of baggage and expectations about what some people can and can't do.
"Justice (Richard) Bernstein and I are out on the Michigan 'Hidden Talent Tour' and it's all about communicating with employers about the merits of giving somebody with a disability - especially autism, a chance at a job, at a career.
"They have so much to offer, so much heart, so much talent. It would really lift up the workplace when we have a more inclusive environment in our business community."
Here is a list of resources for families dealing with autism: