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Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grants 2012

Autism Speaks is thrilled to announce the 2012 Family Services Community Grants Recipients. A total of $350,000 was awarded to 16 organizations to fund programs for individuals with autism in the areas of Education, Recreation and Community Activities, and Young Adult and Adult Services.

Click the links below to learn more about each of these exciting programs! Visit our Family Services Community Grants Database to see all of the grants funded to date.

A Chance To Ride: Curriculum to introduce independent travel on public buses and trains to young adults with autism spectrum disorders
The Kennedy Center
Trumbull, CT

Autism Empowerment's Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Program
Autism Empowerment
Vancouver, WA

Autism Swim Camp & Curriculum
Parents Of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NOVA), Inc.
Vienna, VA

Career Academies
YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Educating and Advocating for Low-Income Families with Children with Autism on How to Obtain Health Insurance Benefits for Autism Related Interventions
Autism Health Insurance Project
Lafayette, CA

Exceptional Minds Digital Arts Vocational Training and Job Development Program for Young Adults with ASD and Replication Manual
Exceptional Minds
Sherman Oaks, CA

Imagine the Possibilities: Creating Dramatic Worlds with Youth on the Autism Spectrum
University of Northern Iowa Foundation
Cedar Falls, IA

Keeping it Real: Collaborating with Self-Advocates to Develop Strength Based Modules for Public Schools
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York, NY

Making Public Libraries Accessible for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Nova Southeastern University
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Maximizing the Respite Experience for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism New Jersey
Robbinsville, NJ

Peer Mentoring Project for University Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Related Challenges
California State University, Fresno Foundation
Fresno, CA

Project ACT Autism Inclusion Project
Abilities Network
Towson, MD

RWAF After School 2012-2013
Ryan Woods Autism Foundation
Middletown, CT

Successful Reintegration from Hospital to Community After an Emotional/Behavioral Crisis
Spring Harbor Hospital
Westbrook, ME

The Pathways Parent Education Series for Military Families: Providing Military Families in Underserved Communities the Support They Need to Make Informed Treatment Decisions for Their Child after an Autism Diagnosis
National Autism Center
Randolph, MA

Training Curriculum, Handbook, and Video to Increase the Capacity of Volunteers and Interns Working with Youth with Autism in Community Settings and to Encourage Young Adults to Pursue Careers in the Autism Field
Community Coaching Center
San Diego, CA


Please note that funding for grant recipients is based upon information received at the time of the application. Before engaging with any provider, Autism Speaks urges you to do your own research and request references.