New Grant Recipients Announced!

Service providers in 32 states plus the US Virgin Islands to receive grants

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Autism Speaks funds programs that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences. Through the Autism Speaks Local Impact Grant program, we fund activities across the country in our chapters and regional markets. In addition, the bi-annual Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program grants identify and support innovative community programs for people with autism of all ages.

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In January, we invited service providers to apply for our winter grant cycle. We received an overwhelming response and invited volunteers across the country to help us review applications. Programs will serve an estimated 40,000 people with autism across the lifespan in the categories of Education/Training; Animal Therapy; Arts/Culture; Health/Fitness; Social Skills; Summer Camp Scholarships; Supportive Technology/Sensory Equipment; Swimming and Water Safety; and Young Adult/Adult Services.

It is an honor to include the organizations below as grant recipients. We truly appreciate their dedication and partnership with us to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow, and we look forward to following their work in the months ahead.

To learn more about our grantmaking and to apply for our cycle in June, please visit

Autism Speaks 2019 Winter Grant Recipients:

Compass Academy Conway AR
Rogers Public School / Northside Elementary Rogers AR
Hoofbeats with Heart Higley AZ
Scottsdale Training & Rehabilitation Services (STARS) Scottsdale AZ
ACEing Autism Los Angeles CA
Avid Behavioral Day Program Escondido CA
Etta Israel Center Los Angeles CA
Foothill Autism Alliance, Inc. Glendale CA
Golden Heart Ranch Hermosa Beach CA
Pacific Autism Center for Education Santa Clara CA
Professional Child Development Associates Pasadena CA
Resource for Education, Advocacy, Communication and Housing Santa Fe Springs  CA
T.H.E. Center, Inc. Hemet CA
Team Prime Time Los Angeles CA
The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Santa Ana CA
The Help Group's Summit View School Sherman Oaks CA
United States Adaptive Recreation Center Big Bear Lake CA
Unscripted Learning San Diego CA
Yale University New Haven CT
Brainy Camps Association Washington DC
American Disabilities Foundation Boca Raton FL
Bit-by-Bit Medical Therapeutic Riding Center Davie FL
Carpe Diem Academy Miami FL
Central Florida Dreamplex Clermont FL
Deliver the Dream, Inc. Ft. Lauderdale FL
Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman JFS of Broward County Inc. Plantation FL
Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Inc. Boca Raton FL
Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Boca Raton FL
Forbes Behavioral Services Mount Dora FL
Horses That Help West Palm Beach FL
JAFCO Children's Ability Center Sunrise FL
Lee Memorial Health System Foundation Fort Myers FL
Miami Children's Health System Foundation Miami  FL
Miami Children's Museum Miami FL
Nova Southeastern University-Baudhuin Preschool Davie FL
Pine Castle Jacksonville FL
Quest Swims Orlando FL
Seminole County Public Schools Sanford FL
South Florida Autism Center, Inc. Hialeah FL
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium West Palm Beach FL
The Chase Academy Deltona FL
U Can Ride Therapeutic Sessions Pompano Beach FL
Vero Beach Museum of Art Vero Beach FL
Extra Special People Watkinsville GA
Frazer Center Atlanta GA
McKenna Farms Therapy Services Dallas GA
MDE School of East Cobb Marietta GA
Squirrel Hollow Camp Fairburn GA
Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Chicago IL
Lake View YMCA Chicago IL
Little City Foundation Palatine IL
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm Richmond IL
McCormick YMCA Chicago IL
Special Olympics Illinois Utica IL
St. Coletta's of Illinois Tinley Park IL
The Community House/Charlie's Hift Hinsdale IL
Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp Manhattan KS
Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc Basehor KS
Lakemary Center Paola KS
The Point Arc of Northern Kentucky Covington KY
Boston Higashi School Randolph MA
Crossroads School Natick MA
Judge Baker Children's Center Boston MA
Reading Burbank YMCA Reading MA
Roman Music Therapy Services Wakefield MA
Bay Community Support Services Hollywood MD
Make Studio Baltimore MD
Pathfinders for Autism Baltimore MD
RISE for Autism Millersville MD
Talisman Therapeutic Riding Grasonville MD
Child and Family Services of NW Michigan Traverse City MI
Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc. Oxford MI
All Abilities Athletics Washington MO
Lafayette Industries, Inc. Manchester MO
Parents as Teachers National Center St. Louis MO
Pond Elementary Wildwood MO
Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders Blue Springs MO
Saint Louis University St. Louis MO
St. Louis Arc St. Louis MO
Discovery Place, Inc. Charlotte NC
YMCA of the Triangle Raleigh NC
Madonna School Omaha NE
Laura Mahoney Autism & Epilepsy Foundation Madison NH
Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County Jersey City NJ
PaperMill Playhouse Millburn NJ
Spectrum360 Verona NJ
West Bergen Mental Healthcare Ridgewood NJ
Young Audiences NJ & Eastern PA Princeton NJ
Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding Rio Rancho NM
City Of Henderson Henderson NV
Second Start Learning Disabilities Programs Reno NV
Adaptive Sports Foundation Windham NY
Developmental Disabilities Institute Smithtown NY
Heritage Christian Services Rochester NY
Life's WORC, Inc. Garden City NY
Lifetime Assistance Rochester NY
Nassau County Museum of Art Roslyn Harbor NY
Nassau Suffolk Services for the Autistic, Inc. Commack NY
New Alternatives for Children New York NY
Nicholas Center for Autism Port Washington NY
QSAC, Inc. New York NY
The Spirit of Huntington, Inc. Huntington Station NY
Achievement Centers for Children Highland Hills  OH
Autism Ability Advocates Berlin Center OH
Friends of Medina County District Library Medina OH
Friends of the Grafton-Midview Public Library Grafton OH
Game On Chagrin Falls OH
Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism Toledo OH
Hearts for Music Mantua OH
Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus OH
Recreation Unlimited Ashley OH
The Musical Theater Project Lakewood OH
The Ohio State University Columbus OH
CLASS Tulsa Tulsa OK
The Chickasaw Nation Ada OK
Carnegie Science Center Pittsburgh PA
Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority St. College PA
Drexel University Philadelphia PA
North Allegheny Foundation Pittsburgh PA
Special Equestrians Warrington PA
WellSpan Health York PA
Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc. Providence RI
Meeting Street Providence RI
Trinity Repertory Company Providence RI
Hugs for Horses Therapeutic Riding Program Georgetown SC
Island Therapy Solutions Christiansted, Frederiksted St. Croix
Kids Like Us Community Learning Center Watauga TN
ARC of Greater Houston Houston TX
Camp Summit Dallas TX
Children's Center ECI of Lakes Regional Community Center Dallas TX
Discover Fitness Houston TX
Elijah's Retreat Jacksonville TX
Hope Center Fort Worth TX
Texas Rowing for All Austin TX
Turn Center Amarillo TX
YMCA of Austin Austin TX
Young Audiences of Houston Houston TX
Bridle Paths Leesburg VA
The Virginia Tech Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research  Blacksburg VA
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD)
Norfolk VA
Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports Hyde Park VT
Green Mountain Support Services Morrisville VT
Rutland Mental Health Rutland VT
Discovery World Milwaukee WI
First Stage Milwaukee WI
Gracie's Place Woodruff WI
Greater Green Bay YMCA  Green Bay  WI
Milwaukee Ballet Milwaukee WI
Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District Huntington WV