Set Sail for Autism

Our Crew

2016’s Best and Brightest

Interested in being part of the Set Sail for Autism crew?
Contact OUCARES for more information at

Highlights of Our Crew’s 2016 Adventure!


By the Numbers

The Impact of Autism

Autism now impacts 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
• Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder
Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average




Set Sail for Autism benefits OUCARES. OUCARES is part of the School of Education and Human Services focused on increasing understanding and acceptance of individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). OUCARES offers many programs including practical employment and life skills programs for adults with autism. OUCARES aims to help people with autism learn the independent living skills they need to lead happy and productive lives. For additional information on the Oakland University Center for Autism visit:


Special Thanks to the Sponsors that Have joined us already and to the those who soon will!


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Crew Member: Evan .A.H

Name: Evan .A.H Age: 23 From: Troy Favorite Hobbies: Art Interview Why are you Participating in Set Sail for Autism? To Help show others that Autism is not a disability, but an enhancement of our special abilities. What are you

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Crew Member: Robert “Bob” Cavanagh

Name: Robert “Bob” Cavanagh Age: 24 Hometown: Kalamazoo Favorite Hobbies: Running, Skiing, Basketball   Interview Why are you participating in Set Sail for Autism? I enjoyed being in Set Sail last year. I like water activities in general. I get

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Crew Member: Michael Sanchirico

Name: Michael Sanchirico Age: 30 From: Brighton School: Western Michigan University   Interview Why are you Participating in Set Sail for Autism? Because I have difficulty advocating for myself and what I am Capable of. Set Sail lets me display

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