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Community Grants

In conjunction with the announcement of the recipients of the 2013 Family Services Community Grants, we wanted to highlight the success of a 2012 recipient. “Keeping it Real,” a program of NYU Steinhardt’s ASD Nest Support Project, works with successful self-advocates with ASD to develop self-advocacy and strength-based modules for students with ASD, beginning in the younger grades.

In 2011, Autism Speaks awarded a grant to the Disability Law Center of Alaska to run a statewide program to train parents and guardians on how to best advocate for an appropriate IEP for their child. They did outreach to remote, rural populations in the state who would not normally have access to this training. The following is an update from the program!