In addition to raising awareness about autism through resource fairs, fun family outings, teen and young adult volunteer opportunities and socials, workshops or trainings, and sensory-friendly events, we raise money to fund innovative projects and programs that will help “build bridges to independence for Arkansans with autism.” We are proud of all we’ve done so far to help and support families dealing with autism in our state and look forward now to expanding and increasing our impact through grant-funded projects.
In 2018, only one year after being founded, we offered our first call for grant proposals. We provided funding for nine grants across the state for innovative projects consistent with our mission. We dedicated $8500.00 in this first year and will offer grants on a yearly basis with the hope to continually grow both in size and scope.
If you or your organization have an idea for a project consistent with our mission, please consider applying for a grant through our Foundation. The next Call for Proposals will be accepted from March 1, 2019 to May 15, 2019. We are excited to see all the creative ways we can build capacity in Arkansas to guide and support individuals with autism to lead more independent and fulfilling lives.
Apply now, we would love to see your project to help with our mission.
The Foundation helps individuals and families with autism and provide autism friendly events.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.
The Foundation provides autism friendly events and relevant workshops and training opportunities.
We are always looking for friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic people who want to make a real difference in the world of autism.