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Community Grants

Last year, Autism Speaks awarded nearly $24,000 in funding to a nonprofit organization in Austin, Texas to empower 100 underserved Spanish-speaking families of children with autism through a 7 session Autism Course for Caregivers, monthly support groups, family fun days and supportive case management - all in Spanish!

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This Your Dollars @ Work post highlights an arts programming model for young adults with autism developed by Make Studio Art Program, Inc. The studio developed a detailed curriculum to help other art programs replicate their successful model. "What really helped me was to be able to express how I truly feel about a lot of things."

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Organization's goal is to prove to the world that young adults with autism can perform highly skilled visual effects, animation work.

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Community Grant helps fund a program to create training programs that support adults and "peer pals" who work with youth with autism.

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2007 Community Grant funded the translation of three valuable resources from the Organization for Autism Research into Spanish.

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Family Services Community Grant helped the Intrepid Museum in New York City create a model for an autism-friendly museum experience!

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Program partners with successful self-advocates with ASD to develop self-advocacy and strength-based modules for younger students.

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An update from The Disability Law Center of Alaska who were awarded one of our community grants in 2011

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