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Deadline: March 1, 2019

Autism Speaks: Grants for Service Providers

Autism Speaks funds programs that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences. Grants are provided through the following programs:

  • Local Impact Grant Program: Grants support organizations that serve people with autism, their caregivers, and families, teachers, therapists and neurotypical peers. The objective of Local Impact Grants is three-fold: 1) Promote local services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD); 2) Expand the capacity to effectively serve the ASD community; and 3) Increase the field of national service providers. Grants will support programs in the following categories: education/training, animal therapy, culture, health and fitness, social skills, summer camp scholarships, supportive technology/sensory equipment, swimming and water safety, and young adult/adult services.
  • Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program: Grants support innovative community programs for people with autism of all ages. Specific categories of interest are not specified.

Amount: Grants range up to $5,000.


  • Local Impact Grants: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations that have been in existence for at least one year and have at least three volunteer or paid staff members and an established infrastructure, which includes a physical location and a website.
  • Norma and Malcolm Baker Program: Grants may be awarded to both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Link: https://www.autismspeaks.org/grants-service-providers

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