The Autism Grant is a tuition scholarship for financially disadvantaged children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. We know that early diagnosis and treatment (between the ages of 2 to 5 years) is crucial to making a long-term impact on a child’s ability to achieve his or her full potential.
Autism is treatable, yet many families cannot afford to provide their children with the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment recommended by the Surgeon General. Numerous studies have proven the benefits of ABA treatment for children with Autism. At The Founders Center, we have seen approximately 70% of our students who receive ABA treatment through our preschool programs are able to transition into public school settings by the age of 6.
Unfortunately, even with the state mandate in Virginia for coverage of ABA services in most insurance policies, there exists a gap between what insurance will cover and what intensive programs like those offered by The Founders Center cost. Therefore, the mission of the Autism Grant is to make ABA based treatment available to financially disadvantaged children.
The Autism Grant provides tuition scholarships to students enrolled in The Founders Center of Commonwealth Autism, a 501(c)3 organization. All donations to the Autism Grant are both tax deductible and eligible for corporate matches.
Commonwealth Autism is a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the implementation of a statewide system of services designed to maximize the potential and quality of life of each Virginian with autism across the lifespan.
Here are some of the great kids whose lives have been positively impacted by the autism grant.
Make your contribution today to help change the lives of children with autism at The Founders Center.
If you are interested in applying for an Autism Grant:
Applications for the Autism Grant are open to families currently enrolled or pursuing enrollment at The Founders Center. Applications are available in early spring for the following fiscal year (July-June) and decisions regarding scholarship distributions are announced by late May or early June. You may contact us for more information about the scholarship opportunities offered by this program.