Building bridges to independence for Arkansans with autism

The Arkansas Autism Foundation is committed to funding yearly grants for projects or programs and community outreach grants that will help “build bridges to independence for Arkansans with autism.”  We are proud that we have provided over $110,000 in grant and scholarship funding.  We will continue to offer these grants on a yearly basis as our fundraising allows.

Our grants cycles include:

Community Support Grant Cycle –Grant applications will be accepted from February 1st to March 1st. We invite applications from individuals who require funds for various needs.  This may include after school programs, summer camps, sensory items and respite programs or private respite providers. Requests must align with our mission of “Building bridges to independence for Arkansans with autism.” 

Grantees and individuals served must reside in Arkansas and have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or a related disorder. Grant funding is available up to $150.

Projects and Programs Grant Cycle – Grant applications will be accepted from April 15th to June 1st. Awards are granted on July 1st. We encourage organizations or individuals to apply for this grant for projects or programs that are consistent with our mission of building bridges for independence with autism. The grant is for programs and projects that would benefit two or more individuals. (This is not an individual grant.) Examples of funded programs include: social skills building groups, GFCF cooking classes, horticultural programs, daily living skills program, applied behavioral analysis training for staff, life skills classes or outings, sensory friendly space and social skills materials for speech and language therapy. Grant funding is available up to $750.

“Special” Respite Grant Cycle
This special respite grant project is funded through the Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition and the Administration on Community Living. Applicants will be notified once application is received. Funding is available up to $500 for any type of respite including private in home care, private babysitters or PRN’s, respite programs, summer programs, summer camps, summer activities that would give respite time to family.

we are no longer taking respite grant applications. For more information on these grants please visit:

Projects and Programs Grant Cycle

Grant applications for projects or programs have closed for this year.

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.



Arkansas Autism Foundation Arkansas Autism Foundation
11610 Pleasant Ridge Road
Suite 103, #112
Little Rock, AR 72223

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