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April 29, 2014

(April 29, 2014)  - A FOX outlet in Cleveland last week highlighted the growing number of teens and young adults with autism attending college. Kent University in Ohio has a program where students with autism can voluntarily register to make the school aware of their diagnosis. There are currently approximately 25 students in the program, up from just five people a few years ago. College employees feel there are likely many more who choose not to register.

Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund Awarded $249,000 to 11 Institutions to Help Provide Funding for Individuals with Autism to Pursue Opportunities After High School

Brian & Patricia Kelly Scholarship Fund to help provide funding for individuals with autism to pursue opportunities after high school.

January 15, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 15, 2014) — Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the recipients of its inaugural Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund, which is designed to provide funding and educational opportunities after high school for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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:

New! The application for this year's Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund is now open!

The Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund selects eligible colleges, vocational/technical schools and transition programs in the United States to identify qualified students or clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and offer scholarship funds of up to $5,000 per student and $25,000 per program.