About Us

Michigan Autism Academy is a staff and occupational training center, and a Michigan Works! Affiliate. We are a licensed proprietary school in Michigan. Our specialization is in direct care training for individuals who are interested in working with children and adults with developmental and mental disabilities.
 

Michigan Autism Academy is an Agency with Choice and Medicaid Provider. We provide community living support for Self Determined children, adults and seniors with disabilities in their homes and in the community.

 

MISSION STATEMENT:
Our mission is to provide the highest quality educational and training opportunities and community living support services that are responsive to individual and community needs.

Michigan Autism Academy Staff and Occupational Training Center

  • Proprietary School
  • Licensed and Bonded
  • Medicaid Provider
  • Agency with Choice
  • Impaneled DWIHN Provider
  • Staffing Agency

FOUNDER
Pennie Ohia, Business Owner – (13 years), Business Management 

CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR INSTRUCTOR FOR AUTISM
CBIA-Level I, Applied Behavior Analysis –  (ABA). Discrete Trial Teaching –  (DTT)

Henry A. Ohia,

Henry A. Ohia,

DIRECTOR

B.S. Marketing Business Management Alabama A&M Alumni

Christina M. Fikes, D

Christina M. Fikes, D

ADMISSIONS SUPERVISOR

Criminal Justice EMU/WCCC

Brian M. Williams

Brian M. Williams

ENROLLMENT ADVISOR

B.S. Business, Public Relations
Ferris State University Alumni

 Tamina Stuber, M.A., BCBA

Tamina Stuber, M.A., BCBA

INDEPENDENT ABA & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Testimonials

1

 “Only that I mistakenly thought it was a BLS provider course, totally my issue: it helped a lot when I took the provider course! YAY!”  2019/07/31 10:26:12 PM

2

” I wish the course covered more about working with folks with developmental disabilities, especially any laws that are related to that.” 2019/08/06 8:12:47 PM

3

” I thought Pennie was very professional and knowledgeable. She had great energy and I felt I could trust her being my teacher for life saving skills.” 2019/08/10 6:11:40 PM

4

“Strengths: positive, energetic spirit of the instructors; interesting & personable presentation style; efficient & clear presentation of lots of critically important material in a relatively short time — great time management; and the two instructors partnered very well together. Areas for Improvement: with more experience, Christina will develop more expertise and therefore confidence — she is in very good hands training with Pennie!   .”  2019/08/10 11:43:02 AM

5

” Great course ” 2019/08/13 1:13:33 PM

6

” Very straight to the point and well-organized” 2019/08/13 5:15:25 PM

7

“Well Done!” 2019/08/13 7:15:21 PM

8

” I loved how patient the teacher was in teaching and answering the questions” 2019/08/14 9:33:27 AM

9

” I loved how patient the teacher was in teaching and answering the questions” 2019/08/14 9:33:27 AM

10

“Very clear and concise, the length of the class was perfect and wasted no time teaching me the important skills I needed to know” 2019/08/15 10:19:09 AM

11

“Everything was great – no additional comment :)”  2019/08/15 1:30:12 PM

12

” It was a very well taught and enjoyed class. ” 2019/08/15 11:53:14 PM

13

” The instructor kept the class engaged.”2019/08/16 5:35:50 PM 

14

” The course was ran very well.” 2019/08/29 4:18:45 PM

15

” Having two teachers was a benefit” 2019/08/28 10:17:08 AM

16

“I loved my instructor and couldn’t have asked for a better teacher” 2019/08/24 10:52:25 AM

17

” The instructor was very experienced and helpful. ”  2019/08/17 9:21:14 AM

18

” The teacher was knowledgable.” 2019/08/17 11:37:38 AM

19

I think the instructor was very personable and made the class environment comfortable! definitely hope to get the same instructor when i renew in 2 years! 11/10 experience!:) .”  Submitted 10/23/19, 10:59 AM

20

The steps were clear, lifelike, and understanding ”  Submitted 10/24/19, 10:12 AM 

21

Very friendly ”  Submitted 8/30/19, 2:07 PM 

22

“Instructors were  nice, relatable, and confident in the content.”  Submitted 8/31/19, 2:22 PM

23

The hands-on portion is much more helpful than the videos. .”  Submitted 9/2/19, 2:54 PM

24

Class very good and helpful”  Submitted 9/5/19, 4:52 PM  

25

I thought having a small class was very helpful and made the environment comfortable and easy to ask questions ”  Submitted 9/7/19, 1:09 PM 

26

There were no weakness, just strengths demonstrated by our instructor. Christina was professional, patience, knowledgeable, and friendly. ”   Submitted 9/12/19, 4:16 PM

27

Pretty standard every time. I liked the instructor a lot. She was very personable and relatable ”   Submitted 9/13/19, 10:10 AM 

28

Everything was explained clearly  ”  Submitted 9/13/19, 11:17 AM  

29

It went at a good pace and the instructor was fantastic. The official videos were not the best but our instructor made up for it  ”   Submitted 9/14/19, 11:56 AM

30

GREAT JOB! THANK YOU! ”  Submitted 9/16/19, 9:36 AM 

31

I loved the course ” Submitted 9/17/19, 4:38 PM  

32

Answered all questions Submitted 9/17/19, 8:01 PM

33

Strengths: -Small class size. -Used the tell, show, do method of teaching. -Included repetition and opportunities to ask questions. -Incorporated videos and power-points into the discourse. -The instructors felt down to earth and had a good sense of humor. -Was located in a room that had windows, and a fan blowing the entire time. Overall, the course was OK. ”  Submitted 9/18/19, 3:55 PM

34

“Instructor was very sweet and made us feel comfortable”  Submitted 9/18/19, 6:31 PM 

35

Very helpful and hands-on with demonstration”   Submitted 9/24/19, 3:46 PM

36

amazing instructors! ”  Submitted 9/28/19, 2:04 PM 

37

Take-home written material would be a nice value-add, but the course was wonderful regardless. ” Submitted 9/30/19, 9:45 AM  

38

I liked that we had to do CPR for several minutes. You got the feel of how it might be in a situationSubmitted 10/1/19, 11:29 PM

39

None to comment on. All good, honestly. Fantastic and professional.”  Submitted 10/3/19, 3:07 PM

40

Very timely!”  Submitted 10/6/19, 10:18 AM

40

Great instructor”  Submitted 10/7/19, 10:09 AM