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Scholarship funds awarded to ten postsecondary programs

February 22, 2016

Autism Speaks is proud to award $155,000 to 10 postsecondary institutions through the third annual Brian and Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund, which is designed to provide funding and educational opportunities after high school for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Funds were awarded to four-year colleges, two-year colleges, vocational programs and transition programs.

Committed donors and autism advocates Brian and Patricia Kelly partnered with Autism Speaks to help create the Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund in July 2013 to develop additional opportunities for young adults with ASD to pursue postsecondary education, and ultimately increase the number of enrolled students on the autism spectrum. Since 2014, 31 institutions have been awarded $704,000 in scholarship funds. Learn more about this grant program here.

Arcadia University REAL Certificate

Arcadia University https://www.arcadia.edu/

Glenside

PA

Four-Year College

$15,000

Skills, Training and Education for Personal Success (STEPS) Program

Austin Community College www.austincc.edu/

Austin

TX

Two - year program

$15,000

Have Dreams Academy

Have Dreams havedreams.org/

Park Ridge

IL

Transition program

$15,000

SUCCEED

University of Missouri St. Louis SUCCEED Program www.umsl.edu/

St. Louis

MO

Four-Year College

$15,000

Chapel Haven Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program: Lending a Hand

Chapel Haven www.chapelhaven.org/

New Haven

CT

Transition program

$20,000

ASD Affinity Program

Defiance College www.defiance.edu/

Defiance

OH

Four-Year College

$20,000

First Place Transition Academy

First Place Arizona firstplaceaz.org/

Phoenix

AZ

Transition program

$20,000

Support Scholarships for Northstar's Career Academy

Northstar Academy www.northstaracademy.net/

Richmond

VA

Vocational/Technical School

$15,000

Winthrop Think College: Scholarships for Students with ASD

Winthrop University www.winthrop.edu/

Rock Hill

SC

Four-Year College

$10,000

Vista Transition Program

Vista Vocational and Life Skills Center www.vistavocational.org

Westbrook

CT

Transition program

$10,000