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Chapter Grant Recipients 2016

Through the fourth annual Chapter Grants program, Autism Speaks distributed up to $5,000 to 62 organizations located in the areas of 11 of the 12 Autism Speaks chapters* for a total of over $257,000. The programs along with their location and category are listed below by region. Learn more about the Autism Speaks local grant programs here!

Carolinas
Chicagoland
Long Island
National Capital Area
New England
New Jersey
Ohio
South Florida
St. Louis
Texas
Western Pennsylvania

*Note: The 14 Southern California chapter grants were funded through the Sprouts Neighborhood Grant program. Learn more here.

Carolinas Chapter

Autism Foundation of the Carolinas
Expansion of the PATHS (Preparing Adolescents to Transition from High School) Program
Charlotte, NC
www.autismcharlotte.org

EdVenture, Inc.
Cooking Classes for Adolescents with Autism
Columbia, SC
edventure.org

Mooresville Senior High School Varsity Club
Mooresville Athletic Skills Development
Mooresville, NC
mgsd.k12.nc.us

Saint John Catholic School
Autism Sensory Room
North Charleston, SC
saintjohncatholicsc.org

The Charles Lea Center
Horizons Autism Program
Spartanburg, SC
charleslea.org

The Lowcountry Autism Consortium
4th Annual Lowcountry Autism Forum
Charleston, SC
lowcountryautismconsortium.org

UNC TEACCH Charlotte Center
The Science of Autism: An Inclusive Awareness and Understanding Event
Charlotte, NC
teacch.com

YMCA of the Triangle
Therapies and Activities for Camp G.R.A.C.E.kids
Raleigh, NC
ymcatriangle.org

Chicago Chapter

Center for Enriched Living
Sensory and Assistive Equipment for Individuals with Autism in the REACH (for Success) Adult Program
Riverwoods, IL
centerforenrichedliving.org

EarlyVention LLC
EarlyVention Cares & Cost-Efficiency Project
Tinley Park, IL
earlyvention.com

Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
CHAT Sensory Room
Chicago, IL
infantwelfaresociety.org

McHenry County College
Executive Functioning Coaching for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Crystal Lake, IL
mchenry.edu/access

Long Island Chapter

ACDS
Smart Board for Special Education of Preschoolers with Autism
Plainview, NY
acds.org

Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
AHA Spring Conference Assistance Program: Scholarships for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Bethpage, NY
ahany.org

Developmental Disabilities Institute, Inc. (DDI)
DDI Sports Academy
Smithtown, NY
ddiny.org

It's My Place, Inc.
Social Skills Enrichment Groups for Adults with Autism
Islandia, NY
www.itsmyplace4.me

Long Island Children's Museum
Aesop's Fables for ASD Audience
Garden City, NY
licm.org

New York Institute of Technology
Vocational Independence Program (VIP) Movile iPad Lab
Old Westbury, NY
nyit.edu/vip

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian
Adaptive Riding for Exceptional Children
Islandia, NY
pal-o-mine.org

Suffolk Cooperative Library System
Expanding Welcoming Spaces: Serving Library Patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Bellport, NY
gateway.suffolklibrarysystem.org

The ELIJA Foundation
ELIJA Community Garden
Levittown, NY
elija.org

The Family Center for Autism
DIGITABILITY
Garden City, NY
fcautism.org

Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
After School in the Arts...Aftercare with a Flair
Lido Beach, NY
tapany.org

National Capital Area

Creative Works Farm
Hippotherapy/Equestrian Therapy Program
Waynesboro, VA
creativeworksfarm.org

Make Studio Art Program, Inc.
Expanding Create Community: Professional Arts Immersion Workshops for Young People with Autism
Baltimore, MD
make-studio.org

No Limit Fitness Sports Performance
The Authlete Program Group Fitness Classes!
Baltimore, MD
nolimitfsp.com

The Treatment and Learning Centers (TTLC)
Train the Teacher Webinar Series
Rockville, MD
ttlc.org

University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore Foundation, Inc.
Maximizing Independence: Daily Mouth Care for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Baltimore, MD
dental.umaryland.edu

New England Chapter

Autism Safety Education & Training (ASET)
Training for First Responders and Community Members
Portland, ME
aset911.com

Extra Special Teas
Supported Group Employment Program
Great Barrington, MA
extraspecialteas.org

Family Service of Greater Boston, Inc.
My Child's Journey (MCJ)
Boston, MA
fsgb.org

Oak Hill
Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness
Hartford, CT
oakhillct.org

The Autism Project
Autism Project Leadership Academy Advanced Skills Mentoring and Coaching Program
Johnston, RI
theautismproject.org

New Jersey Chapter

Bancroft
Adult Employment/Transitional Supported Employment for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cherry Hill, NJ
bancroft.org

OASIS tlc
Red Bank, NJ
oasistlc.org

The Wonderful World of Autism
Pine Hill, NJ
thewonderfulworldofautism.com

Washington Twp. Schools
Seeing is Believing
Long Valley, NJ
wtschools.org

Ohio Chapter

Ohio University Hearing Speech and Language Clinic
Training Future SLPs about Autism Through Outreach in Rural Appalachia
Athens, OH
ohio.edu

The Children's Home of Cincinnati
Ready Set Work!
Cincinnati, OH
thechildrenshomecinti.org

The Ohio State University (Office of Sponsored Programs)
Developing Educational Tools Targeted at Transitioning ASD Patients to Adult Primary Care Services
Columbus, OH
wexnermedical.osu.edu

University of Cincinnati Foundation
Out of Our Comfort Zone: Sexual Health Education for Individuals with ASD and Significant Needs
Cincinnati, OH
cech.uc.edu

South Florida Chapter

Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
Developmental Disability Small Business Network (DDSBN)
Boca Raton, FL
autism.fau.edu

Miami Children's Museum
April Autism Awareness Programming
Miami, FL
miamichildrensmuseum.org

Miami is Kind Foundation, Inc.
The Bakery and Pastry Arts Program
Miami, FL
miamiiskind.org

Mailman Segal Center at Nova Southeastern University
Learn Around the Clock: Establishing a Learning Environment that Extends Beyond the Classroom
Fort Lauderdale, FL
nova.edu/autism

St. Louis Chapter

Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation
Special Needs Tracking and Awareness System (STARS)
St. Louis, MO
cardinalglennon.com

High Ridge Fire Protection District
Project Lifesaver
High Ridge, MO
highridgefire.com

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) St. Louis
KEEN Sports and Sings
St. Louis, MO
keenstlouis.org

United Cerebral Palsy Center Heartland - Center for Autism
Peer-Assisted Social Skills Group
Manchester, MO
ucpheartland.org

Texas Chapter

Advocacy for Living in Mainstream America - ALMA
Teens Needing Teens Peer Mentor Program (ALMA TNT)
Austin, TX
almadeaustin.com

Autism Community Network
2016 Family Empowerment Program
San Antonio, TX
acn-sa.org

Cedar Park Public Library
Sensory StoryTime
Cedar Park, TX
cedarparktexas.gov/library

Community for Permanent Supported Housing
Project Independence
Plano, TX
txcpsh.org

Dallas Museum of Art
Programming for Children and Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dallas, TX
dma.org

Heart of Central Texas Independent Living Center, Inc. (HOCTILC)
Transition, It's A Family Affair
Belton, TX
hoctilc.org

Stable-Spirit
Hippotherapy
Rose City, TX
stable-spirit.org

The Summerhouse
Shred for Independence: Expanding Vocational Training and Employment for Young Adults with Autism
Houston, TX
summerhousehouston.org

Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Fine Art Miracles, Inc.
Social Robot Enhanced Learning for Early Learners on the Autism Spectrum
Pittsburgh, PA
fineartmiracles.com

In-Stride with Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Horseback Riding for the Disabled
Eighty Four, PA
instridetherapeuticride.org

Intermediate Unit 1
Learning Through Sensory Experiences
Coal Center, PA
iu1.org

Skills of Central Pennsylvania
Transition to Adulthood
State College, PA
skillsofcentralpa.org

University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Health and Physical Education
On Target - Aim for Success (Archery & Autism)
Bradford, PA
upb.pitt.edu

**Note: The Southern California Chapter grants were funded through the Sprouts Neighborhood Grants program. Click here to learn more!

In 2016, Autism Speaks also distributed grants through both the Regional and Neighborhood Grants programs. Learn more about the recipients of Regional Grants here and Neighborhood Grants here!