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Drive for Autism Foundation Distributes Grants Totaling $40,000 to Programs Providing Education/Social Services to Individuals with Autism

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The Drive for Autism Foundation has distributed $40,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Each program received funds based on a “wish list”.

The Drive for Autism foundation holds an annual golf outing each September, as well as several other smaller fund raising events throughout the year.  The Drive for Autism Golf Outing, which has been held since 2002, has raised and distributed more than $675,000 to local school programs.  Applications for grants are taken throughout the fourth quarter, and the funds are distributed in by the end of the calendar year.  This year’s grants, were awarded to: Morris Union Jointure Commission (New Providence), Salt Brook School (New Providence), AW Roberts School (New Providence), Union County Educational Services Foundation/Crossroads School (Westfield) Educational Partnership for Instructing Children, Paramus, Eden II/Genesis Programs (Staten Island, NY), Spectrum360 formerly The Children’s Institute (Verona) and Seton Foundation for Learning (Staten Island, N.Y).

Grant recipients use money to fund Health and Fitness Programs, Social Skills Programs, assessment tools, educational curriculum and teacher training, a van for community trips and transportation to job training centers, laptop computers, computer touch screens, SMART Boards, iPads, video projectors and educational toys and games.

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About Drive for Autism Foundation:

Based in New Providence, The Drive for Autism Foundation, is a 501(3)(c) tax exempt public charity that was created in the Spring of 2002 for the sole purpose of raising and distributing funds for educational facilities specializing in individuals with autism.

Drive for Autism Golf Outing 2018

The Drive for Autism XIV is scheduled for Monday Sept 17, 2018 at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough. The event consists of a morning round of golf followed by lunch. Special events include golf contests, raffles and a silent auction of sports memorabilia, game tickets and golf trips.  For additional information please visit their website at www.DriveForAutism.org or driveforautism@comcast.net .

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