New grant recipients announced

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

April 30, 2019

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.

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.

Kids at Table

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.

Learn more about our grantmaking.

Autism Speaks 2019 Winter Grant Recipients

Compass AcademyConwayAR
Rogers Public School / Northside ElementaryRogersAR
Hoofbeats with HeartHigleyAZ
Scottsdale Training & Rehabilitation Services (STARS)ScottsdaleAZ
ACEing AutismLos AngelesCA
Avid Behavioral Day ProgramEscondidoCA
Etta Israel CenterLos AngelesCA
Foothill Autism Alliance, Inc.GlendaleCA
Golden Heart RanchHermosa BeachCA
Pacific Autism Center for EducationSanta ClaraCA
Professional Child Development AssociatesPasadenaCA
Resource for Education, Advocacy, Communication and HousingSanta Fe Springs CA
T.H.E. Center, Inc.HemetCA
Team Prime TimeLos AngelesCA
The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental DisordersSanta AnaCA
The Help Group's Summit View SchoolSherman OaksCA
United States Adaptive Recreation CenterBig Bear LakeCA
Unscripted LearningSan DiegoCA
Yale UniversityNew HavenCT
Brainy Camps AssociationWashingtonDC
American Disabilities FoundationBoca RatonFL
Bit-by-Bit Medical Therapeutic Riding CenterDavieFL
Carpe Diem AcademyMiamiFL
Central Florida DreamplexClermontFL
Deliver the Dream, Inc.Ft. LauderdaleFL
Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman JFS of Broward County Inc.PlantationFL
Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Inc.Boca RatonFL
Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related DisabilitiesBoca RatonFL
Forbes Behavioral ServicesMount DoraFL
Horses That HelpWest Palm BeachFL
JAFCO Children's Ability CenterSunriseFL
Lee Memorial Health System FoundationFort MyersFL
Miami Children's Health System FoundationMiami FL
Miami Children's MuseumMiamiFL
Nova Southeastern University-Baudhuin PreschoolDavieFL
Pine CastleJacksonvilleFL
Quest SwimsOrlandoFL
Seminole County Public SchoolsSanfordFL
South Florida Autism Center, Inc.HialeahFL
South Florida Science Center and AquariumWest Palm BeachFL
The Chase AcademyDeltonaFL
U Can Ride Therapeutic SessionsPompano BeachFL
Vero Beach Museum of ArtVero BeachFL
Extra Special PeopleWatkinsvilleGA
Frazer CenterAtlantaGA
McKenna Farms Therapy ServicesDallasGA
MDE School of East CobbMariettaGA
Squirrel Hollow CampFairburnGA
Easter Seals Metropolitan ChicagoChicagoIL
Lake View YMCAChicagoIL
Little City FoundationPalatineIL
Main Stay Therapeutic FarmRichmondIL
McCormick YMCAChicagoIL
Special Olympics IllinoisUticaIL
St. Coletta's of IllinoisTinley ParkIL
The Community House/Charlie's HiftHinsdaleIL
Flint Hills Summer Fun CampManhattanKS
Integrated Behavioral Technologies, IncBasehorKS
Lakemary CenterPaolaKS
The Point Arc of Northern KentuckyCovingtonKY
Boston Higashi SchoolRandolphMA
Crossroads SchoolNatickMA
Judge Baker Children's CenterBostonMA
Reading Burbank YMCAReadingMA
Roman Music Therapy ServicesWakefieldMA
Bay Community Support ServicesHollywoodMD
Make StudioBaltimoreMD
Pathfinders for AutismBaltimoreMD
RISE for AutismMillersvilleMD
Talisman Therapeutic RidingGrasonvilleMD
Child and Family Services of NW MichiganTraverse CityMI
Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.OxfordMI
All Abilities AthleticsWashingtonMO
Lafayette Industries, Inc.ManchesterMO
Parents as Teachers National CenterSt. LouisMO
Pond ElementaryWildwoodMO
Rainbow Center for Communicative DisordersBlue SpringsMO
Saint Louis UniversitySt. LouisMO
St. Louis ArcSt. LouisMO
Discovery Place, Inc.CharlotteNC
YMCA of the TriangleRaleighNC
Madonna SchoolOmahaNE
Laura Mahoney Autism & Epilepsy FoundationMadisonNH
Boys & Girls Club of Hudson CountyJersey CityNJ
PaperMill PlayhouseMillburnNJ
West Bergen Mental HealthcareRidgewoodNJ
Young Audiences NJ & Eastern PAPrincetonNJ
Loving Thunder Therapeutic RidingRio RanchoNM
City Of HendersonHendersonNV
Second Start Learning Disabilities ProgramsRenoNV
Adaptive Sports FoundationWindhamNY
Developmental Disabilities InstituteSmithtownNY
Heritage Christian ServicesRochesterNY
Life's WORC, Inc.Garden CityNY
Lifetime AssistanceRochesterNY
Nassau County Museum of ArtRoslyn HarborNY
Nassau Suffolk Services for the Autistic, Inc.CommackNY
New Alternatives for ChildrenNew YorkNY
Nicholas Center for AutismPort WashingtonNY
QSAC, Inc.New YorkNY
The Spirit of Huntington, Inc.Huntington StationNY
Achievement Centers for ChildrenHighland Hills OH
Autism Ability AdvocatesBerlin CenterOH
Friends of Medina County District LibraryMedinaOH
Friends of the Grafton-Midview Public LibraryGraftonOH
Game OnChagrin FallsOH
Great Lakes Collaborative for AutismToledoOH
Hearts for MusicMantuaOH
Nationwide Children's HospitalColumbusOH
Recreation UnlimitedAshleyOH
The Musical Theater ProjectLakewoodOH
The Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH
CLASS TulsaTulsaOK
The Chickasaw NationAdaOK
Carnegie Science CenterPittsburghPA
Centre Region Parks and Recreation AuthoritySt. CollegePA
Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaPA
North Allegheny FoundationPittsburghPA
Special EquestriansWarringtonPA
WellSpan HealthYorkPA
Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.ProvidenceRI
Meeting StreetProvidenceRI
Trinity Repertory CompanyProvidenceRI
Hugs for Horses Therapeutic Riding ProgramGeorgetownSC
Island Therapy SolutionsChristiansted, FrederikstedSt. Croix
Kids Like Us Community Learning CenterWataugaTN
ARC of Greater HoustonHoustonTX
Camp SummitDallasTX
Children's Center ECI of Lakes Regional Community CenterDallasTX
Discover FitnessHoustonTX
Elijah's RetreatJacksonvilleTX
Hope CenterFort WorthTX
Texas Rowing for AllAustinTX
Turn CenterAmarilloTX
YMCA of AustinAustinTX
Young Audiences of HoustonHoustonTX
Bridle PathsLeesburgVA
The Virginia Tech Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research BlacksburgVA
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD)
Friends of Stowe Adaptive SportsHyde ParkVT
Green Mountain Support ServicesMorrisvilleVT
Rutland Mental HealthRutlandVT
Discovery WorldMilwaukeeWI
First StageMilwaukeeWI
Gracie's PlaceWoodruffWI
Greater Green Bay YMCA Green Bay WI
Milwaukee BalletMilwaukeeWI
Greater Huntington Park & Recreation DistrictHuntingtonWV