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Regional Grant Recipients 2013

Through the inaugural Regional Grant program, in 2013 Autism Speaks distributed grants of up to $5,000 to 21 organizations around the country for a total of close to $100,000. Grants were evenly distributed throughout the four regions of the country: Midwest, Northeast, Pacific Northwest and Southeast. The programs along with their location, category and website are listed below by region. Learn more about the Regional Grants here.

Midwest
Northeast
Pacific Northwest
Southeast

Midwest Region

Autism Action Partnership
Circle of Friends Social Skills Program
Omaha, NE
Category: Recreation/Community Activities
autismaction.org

Autism Alliance of Michigan
AAOM Safety Initiative Training
Southfield, MI
Category: Education
autismallianceofmichigan.org

Innovations for Learning
The Nicole Project: A Breast Cancer Awareness Program for Individuals with Disabilities
Merrillville, IN
Category: Education
innovationsforlearning.org

Wisconsin Early Autism Project
Family Support Programs
Brookfield, WI
Category: Recreation/Community Activities
wiautism.com

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
YMCA Family Hope
Grand Rapids, MI
Category: Young Adult/Adult Services
grymca.org

Northeast Region

Eden II School for Autistic Children
Eden II Diagnostic and Outreach Center (Innovative Training Webinars)
Staten Island, NY
Category: Education
eden2.org

Family Enrichment Network
SES Technology for Communication and Social Skills
Johnson City, NY
Category: Equipment/Supportive Technology
www.familyenrichment.cc

Philadelphia Children's Alliance
Training Project
Philadelphia, PA
Category: Education
paphiladelphia.nationalchildrensalliance.org

SNACK & Friends, Inc.
SNACK Musical Theater for Teens Program
New York, NY
Category: Recreation/Community Activities
snacknyc.com

Special Equestrians
Shared Program Design: Developing a Collaboration Manual for ASD School Programs and Activities Program
Warrington, PA
Category: Education
specialequestrians.org

Pacific Northwest Region

Academy Schools
Success at Recess: Navigating Social Interaction During Free Play
Tukwila, WA
Category: Education
academyschools.org

Autistic Community Activity Program, Inc.
The ACAP Mentor Program
Portland, OR
Category: Young Adult/Adult Services
acapportland.org

Children's Therapy Center
Autism Foundations Program
Kent, WA
Category: Education
ctckids.org

Specialized Needs Recreation
SNR Clubhouse
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Category: Recreation/Community Activities
snridaho.org

University of Washington Autism Center
Apex Booster Program
Seattle, WA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities
depts.washington.edu/uwautism

Southeast Region

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
ASD Training Initiative
Athens, GA
Category: Education
advantagebhs.org

Home of the Innocents
Open Arms Children's Heath: Integrating ABA & Pediatric Health Services
Louisville, KY
Category: Education
openarmschildrenshealth.org

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS)
Comprehensive Adult Autism Support Program (CAASP)
Atlanta, GA
Category: Young Adult/Adult Services
yourtoolsforliving.org

Louisiana Children's Museum
Sensory Friendly Family Nights
New Orleans, LA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities
lcm.org

Seminole County Public Schools
Consistency Counts: A Model Classroom for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sanford, FL
Category: Education
scps.k12.fl.us

In 2013, Autism Speaks also distributed grants through both the Chapter and Neighborhood Grants programs. Learn more about Chapter Grants here and Neighborhood Grants here!