Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation For Autism
The Foundation, created by the former pro football player, seeks to help families affected by autism live life to the fullest. The Foundationís grantmaking focuses on three areas: access to services, active lifestyle, and adult community-based services. Access to Services grants provides funds for community organizations and schools that are providing vital resources and actively assisting children with autism spectrum disorder and their families through education and technology, advocacy programs, diagnostic and clinical services, direct family support, safety equipment, emergency care, respite services, and other opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for those affected. Active Lifestyle grants provides support for recreational and sports programs, aquatic programs, social skills training, family events, and summer camps for all individuals on the autism spectrum. Adult Community-Based Services grants supports opportunities in the areas of job training, vocational skill programs, employment, housing, transportation, and healthcare delivery for adults on the autism spectrum. Applicant organizations must provide services in one or more of the following geographic regions: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Southern California (San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange counties); Central Florida (Marion, Volusia, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, and Brevard counties) and select Canadian cities (Toronto, Vancouver). The Foundation will also consider national educational and advocacy programs. Additional information including program guidelines and application instructions can be found on the Web site.
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