2016 Grant Recipients - Total Distributed $402,158.00

Access to Services

 

Name

Grant

Focus Area

Description

Autism Insurance Resource Ctr $10,000* MA Technical assistance program for autism insurance coverage.  
Walden Family Services $10,000* CA Emergency Needs for ASD youth in foster care & support for foster parents.
Autism Alliance of MetroWest/Advocates $15,000 MA Family Support Grants; School vacation week & Family events
The Arc of Bristol County $15,000 MA Family Support Grants
Asperger/Autism Network $15,000 MA Family Support Grants
Northeast Arc/Autism Support Center $15,000 MA Family Support Grants
Autism Connections (formerly Community Resources) $15,000 MA Family Support Grants 
Nemours Fund for Children's Health $9,673 FL Installation of equipment to convert an existing emergency dept. exam room into a sensory friendly space for children with ASD. 
The Arc of the United States $10,000 National  Wings for Autism -continued expansion of airport rehearsal program for people with disabilities and their families.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood $10,000* MA Family Services program supports Chinese immigrant families through parent education workshops, family support groups, music therapy, and case management services.  
HMEA $10,000 MA Students For Higher: Rising Up for Autism is a collaboration with Assumption College, addressing the shortage of ABA therapists for children with ASD, and respite for their caregivers.
Animal Welfare Society $8,773 ME Jumping for Joy Program - a seven-week humane education course developed to pair students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and therapy dogs together in an educational and therapeutic session.
Vermont Family Network $10,000 VT Family Support Grants to assist families with needs such as respite, therapeutic camp experiences, adaptive equipment, and emergency childcare.
The Sports Museum of New England $10,000 MA Funding for a series of synergistic BOSTON vs BULLIES videos that use effective video modeling techniques to help students with disabilities understand and practice bullying prevention strategies.
Pacific Dental Services Foundation $4,880 CA Dental trainings with support materials, story boards and take home kits and training of dental professionals to support special needs patients including ASD. 
Community Living Victoria $7,207 Canada Multi-media computer camps for youth with autism (9-18 years old) who are interested in learning technology, but who would struggle in mainstream technology camps. 
Total for Access to Services (16) $175,533    

*This grant recipient has been approved for a multi-year grant

 

Active Lifestyle

Name

Grant

Focus Area

Description

Rhode Island Zoological Society $10,800 RI Scholarships to attend Summer Adventure Zoo Camp & ASD training for ASD Inclusion Specialist. Funds will provide 40 full scholarships for children with ASD.
Abilis, Inc. $10,000 CT Expand & maintain Activities Program-social and recreational programs including  musical theater, arts, and sports activities.
Stockton University $10,000 NJ Get FIT:  an exercise and nutrition program for adolescents and adults with ASD.  
OCA, Opportunity Community Ability, Inc. $15,803 FL Expansion of social skills program including dances, game/movie nights & community outings. 
Brooklyn Public Library $9,000 NY Inclusive Services support to continue and enhance its programs for children and teens with ASD. Includes continuing its Music for Autism concerts, monthly Universal Makerspace with adaptive technology.
Giving Alternative Learners UpLifting Opportunities, Inc. (GallopNYC) $10,000 NY Therapeutic horseback riding in NYC. Full tuition waivers for 20 riders with ASD or partial subsidies for up to 40. 
Frost Valley YMCA $4,422 NY Autism Support Weekends for families to provide respite, physical activity, outdoor learning, and social opportunities in a wholesome, healthy atmosphere. 
United Sound, Inc. $10,200 National Provide music materials across the country featuring a specially created and modified curriculum for New Musicians to learn to play their instruments.  Includes training for teachers and students who serve as peer mentors.
South Asian Autism Awareness Centre $5,400 Canada Fundamental Movement Skills Program-developing and implementing recreational programming for youth with ASD emphasizing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy over sport-specific skills.
Music Conservatory of Westchester $6,500 NY Establish a Summer Music Program for Teens with autism by helping youth to find a career path, expanding summer programming and serving youth with disabilities in new way.  
JCC of Greater Buffalo $4,000 NY Au-some Swimmers Program teaching water safety & swimming.
SIMS Lab / SUNY at Cortland $5,000 NY Support of the SIMS Lab to increase the total number of families and visits a child can attend while benefiting from sensory motor participation. 
Tech Kids Unlimited $10,000 NY Sunday Afternoon TECH SOCIALS-learning technology & practicing socialization skills.
Burbank Reading YMCA $7,500 MA Sunday Special Swim Program.  Includes siblings and teen volunteers.
Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports $10,000 NH A two-day "Learn to Ski" experience for families; includes after-ski social event.
UMASS Foundation/Camp Shriver $10,000 MA Fully inclusive summer sports camp-scholarship support for children with ASD.
Total for Active Lifestyle (16) $138,625    

 

Adult Independence

Name

Grant

Focus Area

Description

Friendship Home $10,000* MA Home Away From Home overnight respite program where adults with ASD learn independent living and negotiating skills, socialization, and have fun with friends.
Friends of the New York Transit Museum $12,500 NY Ready to Ride helps participants develop the practical and social skills needed to travel NYC mass transit system safely and as independently as possible.
Crossroads School, Inc. $9,000 MA Funding to expand Vocational Program by establishing two internal businesses including a t-shirt printing business and creating additional internal jobs.
3LPlace, Inc. $8,000 MA Support to create and equip a fitness and sensory space for adults with autism, within a life skills learning studio. The center will be embedded in a new, inclusive, and visionary multigenerational mixed-use development in Somerville.
QSAC, Inc. $10,500 NY Self-Advocacy Program to enable self-advocates to work collaboratively with government officials to ensure policies are developed that best support the success and independence of individuals with autism. 
Triangle, Inc. $8,000 MA Career Development and Support Program to provide autism-specific employment and training services for job-seekers, Triangle staff, and parents.  Funding will support a consultant who is a self-advocate with autism.
ELSA Inc $10,000 CA Ranch skills program to help youth ages 18-22 acquire skills for transition to work and independence through both mounted and unmounted equine activities. 
Nicholas Center, Ltd. $10,000 NY Purchase of an 8 passenger minivan to be used to transport 6 young adults with autism and 2 support staff three times a week to their work sites. The "Navigators" will be the sole service vendor for the "Keep Port Clean" - Enhanced Sanitation Services.
Promise, Inc. $10,000 FL Job coach wages for Vocational Training and Employment Program.  The Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe currently sees over 2000 customers each month who are assisted by Promise vocational training program participants.
Total for Adult Independence (9) $88,000    

* This grant recipient has been approved for a multi-year grant

Past Recipients

2015

2014