NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Thanks to fundraising efforts by the Morristown High School Girls Lacrosse team, the New Providence Lions Club and the Drive for Autism Foundation’s Annual golf outing, the Foundation has distributed seven grants to school based programs this year. The grants provide education and training to children with autism spectrum disorders.

This year’s grants, were awarded to: Morris Union Jointure Commission (New Providence, NJ), Salt Brook School (New Providence, NJ), AW Roberts School (New Providence), Union County Educational Services Foundation/Crossroads School (Westfield, NJ), Educational Partnership for Instructing Children, Paramus, NJ, Eden II/Genesis Programs (Staten Island, NY), The Children’s Institute (Verona, NJ) and Seton Foundation/Mother Francheska Elementary School (Staten Island, N.Y) & Young Life Greater Summit Area.

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

Since 2002, the Foundatin has raised and distributed over $600,000 to local school programs.