University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Men's Basketball Team to Scrimmage at Local School for Children with Autism

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Detroit, Michigan (February 12, 2016) -- Burger School for Students with Autism (28865 Carlysle, Inkster) will kick off their 2016 boys’ basketball season by welcoming the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s basketball team for a school assembly and basketball scrimmage, TODAY, February 12, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.

“The Panther players wanted to get involved in the ASD community here,”said Autism Alliance of Michigan Board Member Tim Codd.  “We’re grateful their head coach, Rob Jeter, partnered with the Alliance in order to make this happen for the Burger School for Students with Autism.  His players will make a greater impact on these students with autism than they might even imagine.”

The Panthers are in Detroit as part of The Horizon League tournament, where they’ll play the University of Detroit Mercy Titans on Saturday, February 13 at 1 p.m. at Calihan Hall (4001 W McNichols Road) in Detroit. 

About AAoM:

The Autism Alliance of Michigan is a professional statewide non-profit, leading community inclusion and safety initiatives, navigation services and advocacy efforts.

Anyone in Michigan who would like to learn more about autism, or those touched by autism who have concerns about behaviors, crisis situations, or a need for assistance, please contact, or call (877) 436-AAOM.

About Burger School for Students with Autism:

Burger School for Students with Autism is committed to maximizing the potential of each student to gain independence and self-fulfillment. Through a collaborative effort we will work in partnership with students, each other, parents, community, and local school districts to assure each student has the opportunity to become a happy, healthy, productive, and contributing member of society.

Our program is a center-based school for Wayne County students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. The students range in age from three through twenty six, and we operate in three school buildings. Our pre-k and k classrooms are located at Lathers School, students six through sixteen attend Burger Baylor, and students seventeen and older attend Burger Transitions Center.

About the Horizon League:

In its 37th season of operation in the 2015-16 academic year, the Horizon League continues to aspire toward its goal of being one of the nation’s leading athletics conferences while being recognized as a leader in the development of student-athletes as leaders and role models.

The Horizon League membership features ten public and private institutions that have impressive academic reputations and a storied tradition of broad-based athletic programs. Membership includes Cleveland State University, the University of Detroit Mercy, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Kentucky University, Oakland University, Valparaiso University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wright State University and Youngstown State University.

The Horizon League’s primary focus is on adding value to the educational experience through its four platforms: athletic performance, academic achievement, community outreach, and personal responsibility and accountability.