Autism history museum opening in Meridian Mall this February

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OKEMOS — When he was younger Xavier DeGroat wanted to work at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, but now the Delta Township man is opening his own museum in Meridian Mall.

DeGroat, founder and CEO of nonprofit Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation, will host a ribbon-cutting event at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 for the foundation’s museum near Schuler Books.

“Not everything has to be about retail at malls,” DeGroat said.

DeGroat, 31, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum with generally higher functioning, when he was 4 years old.

He founded Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation around 2018 with the mission to create and promote opportunities for people with autism through advocacy, education, economic opportunities and humanitarian efforts. 

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