Join Us for a

Launch Awareness Event

Come help raise awareness and promote acceptance for autism as the Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation opens its meridian mall office and hosts an annual dinner gala.

Date and time

Fri, February 4, 2022

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST


Meridian Mall

1982 West Grand River Road

Meridian charter Township, MI 48864

The mission of the Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation is to create and promote opportunities for people with autism through advocacy, education, economic opportunities, and humanitarian efforts. 


We focus on achieving equality for those on the autism spectrum in these three areas:


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Economic Equality

Those with autism are less likely to be employed, but they could offer new insights and skills that are not present to those without autism.



Social Equality

People on the autism spectrum are treated with prejudice in their everyday lives, from bullying to harassment to simply being underestimated. 



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Political Equality

Even with strong legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there is much more to be give those with autism appropriate representation. 

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Latest News:


Xavier DeGroat meets Vice President Mike Pence

'During Autism Awareness Month, the 8th District Republican joined Lansing resident and autism advocate, Xavier DeGroat at the White House for a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence. DeGroat is the founder and CEO of the Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation, a 501c3 organization established to support individuals living with autism'

- WHMI 93.5 Local News, 2018

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