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Chapter Grants

Autism Speaks is proud to award $249,000 to 11 postsecondary institutions through the Brian and Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund. Funds were awarded to four-year colleges, two-year colleges, vocational programs and transition programs. Read the press release here.

Learn more about each of the programs, including a quote from each recipient, below:

Through the second annual Chapter Grants program, Autism Speaks distributed up to $5,000 to 54 organizations located in the areas of the 11 Autism Speaks chapters (up from four chapters in 2012) for a total of close to $250,000. The programs along with their location, category and website are listed below by region. Learn more about the Chapter Grants here.

More Than $1 Million Committed to Support the Work of Innovative Local Organizations in the U.S. and Canada

Autism Speaks announced that it has awarded more than $1 million to advance the work of community-based organizations.

December 20, 2012

(NEW YORK, N.Y., December 20, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has awarded more than $1 million to advance the work of community-based organizations.  Funding will expand existing programs to serve more individuals with autism or create new programs that demonstrate innovation in providing services to improve and enrich the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the U.S.

Pilot Program Focused on Improving Services in Four Regions; Seeking Grants Proposals from Innovative Service Providers in South Florida, Chicago, Southern California and St. Louis

In an effort to increase its impact at the local level, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to

September 12, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 12, 2012) – In an effort to increase its impact at the local level, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today issued a request for applications for its first Family Services Chapter Grants, a pilot program that seeks to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in four key geographic chapters of Autism Speaks: South Florida, Chicagoland, Southern California and St. Louis.