Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund Recipients

June 2014 - Autism Speaks is excited to announce the second round of recipients of the Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund. This fund, announced in early 2014, selects eligible organizations and programs to identify qualified financially disadvantaged individuals with autism and offer scholarship funds for swimming and water safety lessons. Funding will be awarded quarterly. Learn more here!

Click here for a list of the first round recipients.

Second Quarter 2014 Recipients

A total of 32 local organizations were awarded funding of up to $2,000 each. The list is organized alphabetically by state below:

City of Bryant Buddy & Me Swim School
Bryant, AR
www.cityofbryant.com

Australian Swim School Adaptive Aquatics
Santa Ana, CA
www.australianswimschool.com

Copley Family YMCA Adaptive Aquatics
San Diego, CA
www.copley.ymca.org

Debbie's Swim School
Fairfield, CA
www.debbiesswimschool.com

Riverside County Regional Park District
Jurupa Valley, CA 
www.rivcoparks.org

Santa Clara Swim Club Special Abilities Program
Santa Clara, CA
www.santaclaraswimclub.org

SwimLabs OC
Lake Forest, CA
www.swimlabs.com

Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center
Brandon, FL
www.mybsac.org

The Gift of Swimming
Winter Garden, FL
www.giftofswimming.org

KidGenius Aqualabs ISR Drowning Prevention
Ocala, FL
www.kidgeniusinc.org

Pediatric Aquatic Therapy
Lakewood Ranch, FL 
www.pediatricaquatictherapy.com

YMCA of South Palm Beach County
Boca Raton, FL
www.ymcaspbc.org

Chatham County Aquatic Center
Savannah, GA
www.aquatic.chathamcounty.org

YMCA of Metro Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 
www.ymcaatlanta.org

Have Dreams
Park Ridge, IL 
www.havedreams.org

MarTar Swim School
Eldridge, MD
www.martsrswimming.com

Kennedy-Donovan Center/Pleasant Street YMCA
Foxboro, MA
www.kdc.org

Springfield JCC Adaptive Aquatics
Springfield, MA
www.springfieldjcc.org

Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation
Mountainside, NJ
www.childrens-specialized.org

The Community YMCA
Shrewbury, NJ
www.cymca.org

Bronx House Community Center
Bronx, NY
www.bronxhouse.org

SNACK Swim Program
New York, NY
www.snacknyc.com

Swim Strong Foundation
East Elmhurst, NY
www.swimstrongfoundation.org

Swim Swim Swim I Say 
New York, NY
www.swimswimswimisay.com

University Settlement EXCEL Swimming Program
New York, NY
www.universitysettlement.org

A.E. Finley YMCA
Raleigh, NC
www.ymcatriangle.org

Piranha Aquatics Autism Program
Salem, OH
piranhaaquatics.com

Cincinnati Recreation Commission Foundation
Cincinnati, OH 
www.cincyrec.org/tr

Providence Child Center Adaptive Swim Lessons
Portland, OR
www.providence.org/childcenter

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
Allentown, PA
www.goodshepherdrehab.org

The Kinney Center Swimming Program
Philadelphia, PA
www.kinneyautism.sju.edu

Texas Swim Academy
Katy, TX
www.texasswimacademy.com

First Quarter 2014 Recipients

The first round recipients are listed below. A total of $37,000 was awarded to 15 local organizations:

Angelfish Therapy
CT, NY, NJ and MA
www.angelfishtherapy.com

City of Folsom
Folsom, CA
www.folsom.ca.us

Leapz n Bounds
Los Angeles, CA
leapsnboundz.com/programs/swimming

The Swim School of San Diego
San Diego, CA
www.divecalifornia.com/Menu_Education/Courses/Swim/Swim_School.html

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association Foundation
Carol Stream, IL
www.wdsra.com

University of Kansas Medical Research Institute
Kansas City, KS
www.kumc.edu/school-of-health-professions/occupational-therapy-education.html?health-pro

YMCA of Metro Detroit
Detroit, MI
ydetroitswims.org

Platte County Community Center North YMCA
Platte City, MO
www.kansascityymca.org

MRESC Aquatics and Fitness Center
Parlin, NJ
www.theaquaticscenter.com/aquatics

Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
http://www.jccbuffalo.org/fitAqua.asp

Samuel Field YM & YWHA
Bayside, NY
http://btpool.org/swimlessons.html

Haugland Learning Center
Columbus, OH
http://hauglandlearningcenter.com/locations/activitiescenter.php

YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity - Ambler Branch YMCA
Ambler, PA
www.philaymca.org/branches/ambler/ability-programs/

Neurodevelopmental Therapy Services
Houston, TX
www.ntstherapy.com

Community Integration Services
North Bend, WA
www.cisaquatics.com

Visit the Autism Speaks online grants database to learn more about grants we have funded!