Autism Speaks: Family Service Grants
Autism Speaks funds programs that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences. Current opportunities include:
1. NXT GEN Coders Program: Powered by GameStop and administered by Autism Speaks, grants will support programs to teach people with autism of all ages critical coding and computer programming skills. Applicants must be established organizations that offer coding and/or computer programming. Grant funding may go towards scholarship assistance for program participation to those in financial need and/or program enhancements to meet the needs of the participants with autism.
2. Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Grants: This program accepts applications from service providers around the country. Organizations may apply for program funding in the following areas: adult services, employment, physical fitness and sports, summer camps, and swimming and water safety.
Amount: NXT GEN Coders Program: Grants range up to $25,000; Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Grants: Grants range up to $5,000.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. Additionally, the NXT GEN Coders Program requires applicants to: 1) be an established organization, with staff, infrastructure and a physical location that offers coding and/or computer programming; 2) have trained staff leading the program, or have a specific plan to acquire and/or train additional staff to work with participants with autism; and 3) have a plan in place for sustainability of the proposed program as well as follow up with graduates of the program.
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