Autism Speaks Grants for Service Providers

Autism Speaks funds programs that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences.

All applicants to the Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program for 2021 have been contacted via email. Congratulations to our recipients across the country!

The Exceptional Foundation Gulf Coast Fairhope AL
Mitchell's Place Birmingham AL
Arts 'n Autism Inc. Tuscaloosa AL
Equestrian Zone Russellville AR
Echoing Hope Ranch Hereford AZ
Collaborative Research Institute dba DanceSport Education Tempe AZ
Intermountain Centers Tucson AZ
Meristem Fair Oaks CA
Camping Unlimited / Camp Krem Boulder Creek CA
Tierra del Sol Foundation Sunland CA
New Vista School Laguna Hills CA
Villa Esperanza Services Pasadena CA
Spec Labs, Inc. Sherman Oaks CA
The Spectrum Works Pasadena CA
Fresno Autism Network (FAN) Fresno CA
Autism Tree Project Foundation San Diego CA
Angel View Cathedral City CA
Poppy Life Care Newport Beach CA
ADAPTFIT Los Alamitos CA
Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship La Mesa CA
5-Eleven Hoops Long Beach CA
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes San Diego CA
Chasing 7 Dreams Rancho Cucamonga CA
VRIENDS Corp Santa Barbara CA
RAD Camp Inc. Irvine CA
Second Start Learning Disabilities Programs San Jose CA
California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc. Long Beach CA
Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte Crested Butte CO
Ascendigo Autism Services Carbondale CO
Sun, Moon & Stars. Inc Watertown CT
Dreams For Kids DC Washington DC
St. Andrew Bay Center, Inc Lynn Haven FL
Autism Awareness Shop Tampa FL
Habilitation Center for the Handicapped Boca Raton FL
STARability Foundation Naples FL
The Arc of the Glades Belle Glade FL
Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida Coconut Creek FL
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium  West Palm Beach  FL
Fundamental ABA Therapy LLC Sunrise FL
Dancing for Donations Brandon  FL
Jacob's Ladder Roswell GA
McKenna Farms Therapy Services Dallas GA
Hands & Hearts for Horses Thomasville GA
Sounding Joy Music Therapy Inc. Honolulu HI
Camp Mokule`ia Waialua HI
The Larrabee Center Waverly IA
Inspiration Stables, INC Peosta IA
Unique Center for Athletes of All Needs Sandpoint ID
Pioneer Center for Human Services McHenry IL
Julie and Michael Tracy Family Foundation (DBA Urban Autism Solutions) Chicago IL
Chicagoland Autism Connection Evergreen Park IL
Southport Skating Club Gurnee IL
Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) - Sunrise Lake Outdoor Education Center Bartlett IL
Village of Merici Inc. Indianapolis IN
Summer Success Camp Martinsville IN
Arrowhead West, Inc. Dodge City KS
Opportunities Academy New Orleans LA
The Emerge Center Baton Rouge LA
YMCA of Greater New Orleans Metairie LA
Cape Cod Village Center for Developmental Disabilities Orleans MA
Incompass Human Services, Inc. Chelmsford MA
Extraspecial Teas Great Barrington MA
Gnome Inc Fall River MA
University of Massachusetts Foundation Boston MA
Sunflower Bakery Rockville MD
The Foundation Schools Largo MD
The National Children's Center Silver Spring MD
Baltimore Civic Fund, Inc Baltimore MD
Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children and Adults, Inc.  Bath ME
Wayne State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Detroit MI
Merrick, Inc. Vadnais Heights MN
Academy of Whole Learning Minnetonka MN
Saint Louis University St. Louis MO
Building Behaviors Counseling Services LLC Biloxi MS
Bitter Root Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. for the Benefit of HEARTtism Community Center Hamilton MT
Special Olympics North Carolina Morrisville NC
Autism Charlotte Charlotte NC
The Arc of Buncombe County, Inc. Asheville, NC NC
The Arc Creations Program Dickinson ND
Duet Foundation Omaha NE
Roots to Wings Arlington NE
Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA) Gretna NE
Spark Community Center Inc Lebanon NH
WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Plainfield NJ
SNUGS National Bernardsville NJ
Sierra Rowing Minden NV
Positive Behavior Support Community Foundation, Inc. Greenlawn NY
Fast Feet NYC Brooklyn NY
GallopNYC Forest Hills NY
Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center East Aurora NY
Buffalo Media Resources Inc. (D.B.A. Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center) Buffalo NY
The Sherkow Center for Child Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder New York NY
ACDS Plainview NY
University Settlement New York NY
Ken Anderson Alliance Cincinnati OH
Learning 4 Life Farm Johnstown OH
Bridgeway Academy Columbus OH
Recreation Unlimited Foundation Ashley OH
The Arc of Oklahoma (formerly TARC) Tulsa OK
The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. Norman OK
The Salvation Army of Marion & Polk Counties Salem OR
Project Elijah Empowering Autism (PEEA) Philadelphia PA
Sebastian Riding Association Collegeville PA
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy Philadelphia PA
Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital East Providence RI
Full Spectrum Studio Hilton Head Island SC
LifeScape Sioux Falls SD
St. Columba Episcopal Camp & Retreat Center Memphis TN
Nashville Dolphins Nashville TN
Including Kids, Inc. Humble TX
Avondale House Houston TX
Elijah's Retreat, Inc. Jacksonville TX
The Arc of Greater Houston Houston TX
Paso Del Norte Children's Development Center El Paso TX
Camp Summit Dallas TX
Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports Eden UT
Virginia Institute of Autism Charlottesville VA
Children’s Therapy Center Kent WA
The Madrone School (The Grady School) Redmond WA
Nature's Edge Therapy Center, Inc. Rice Lake WI
On Eagles' Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship Fairmont WV
Community Autism Resources & Education Systems Winfield  WV


Funding supports recreational programs demonstrating the ability to:

  • Reach a wide age range of individuals on the spectrum
  • Have true, measurable impact on the lives of those who participate and their loved ones
  • Grow and replicate best practices with other partners in their community, state, or region within the following categories of service delivery:
    • Adult Services – recreation/respite specifically for adults focusing on life, health and community  
    • Employment – finding and maintaining meaningful employment with skills to succeed in the workplace
    • Physical Fitness and Sports – athletics and team sports, health and wellness programs
    • Summer Camps– day/overnight programs offering therapeutic activities, sports, arts and technology
    • Swimming and Water Safety – swimming and water safety specifically for individuals with autism  

For any questions, please email Arianna Esposito at

Are you interested in learning about the programs Autism Speaks has already funded?

Visit the Autism Speaks Grants Database to search by category, state, or year!

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