This Your Dollars @ Work post is from Easter Seals Tennessee, one of this year's Baker Summer Camp Grant Recipients. The annual camp provides quality recreation camping programs for youth and adults with special needs. All camp programs take place at beautiful YMCA Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville, TN.
Meet Desi & Shawn.
Guest post by genetic epidemiologist Christine Ladd-Acosta. In her research, Dr. Ladd-Acosta collaborates with Dani Fallin, director of the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Guest post by Chad Chappell, research project coordinator for the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS), at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
By developmental pediatrician Daniel Coury, medical director of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network. Dr. Coury is also the chief of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.
This Your Dollars @ Work post is about Exceptional Minds, a non-profit vocational center & animation studio for young adults on the autism spectrum whose mission is to provide young adults on the Autism Spectrum with customized instruction and hands on experience to earn a living in the fields of multi-media, computer animation and post production.
In 2011, Autism Speaks provided a grant to the Autistic Global Initiative of the Autism Research Institute, a committee of adults diagnosed with autism, to create a curriculum and online course to train caregivers on ways to best support young adults and adults with autism.
This Your Dollars @ Work post features the Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC), a 2013 Community Grant recipient that is using funding from Autism Speaks to provide autism training and support to the underserved populations in rural and remote Alaska.
In 2013, Autism Speaks provided a Chapter Grant of $5,000 to ACT Today! to fund Autismo y Familia, a free Spanish autism conference for Spanish-speaking families in the Southern California area. The below post is excerpted from a press release announcing the event. The Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grant applications will open next Monday, June 2. Stay tuned!