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This farm is designed to teach agriculture skills to young adults who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders...

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In this post, one college student reports on his observations of a swim school in Maryland that received scholarship funding through the Autism Speaks Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund.

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This Your Dollars @ Work post is about the Miami Children's Museum who were one of our 116 new recipients of our Autism Speaks Family Services Local Grants last month. These grants are awarded to service providers across the country to address the needs of people with autism across the lifespan.

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In 2014, Autism Speaks provided a grant to The Wiley Center to support their program that teaches young adults with autism the social skills needed to obtain and retain employment. The training was put to the test in the "real" world when 8 participants embarked on a job shadow opportunity at a major corporation in downtown Los Angeles.

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With funding from Autism Speaks, child care providers were invited to attend training sessions on supporting children on the spectrum. In addition, more than 300 early childhood educators and parents attended a conference to learn more about understanding autism.

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This Your Dollars @ Work post is about College Success, a recipient of a Brian and Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund grant last year. The program prepared individuals with autism for the transition to a postsecondary environment to provide a seamless progression. The application for this year's fund is open until this Friday October 30!

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In 2014, Autism Speaks provided a grant to The Dick & Jane Project, a program that partners middle school students with professional music producers to create radio-ready songs. One producer said, "Working with these kids affirmed in me that there is a level of creativity that is put into every human being...and these kids had a pure amount."

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In this post, Dr. Troy Camplin shares how his son daniel was impacted by attending the sensory-friendly performance of the play "Balloonacy" at Dallas Children's Theater, a performance supported by a grant from Autism Speaks.

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