NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Drive for Autism Foundation is pleased to announce the distribution of six grants to school based programs providing education and training to children with autism spectrum disorders.

The 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 over 400,000 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, NJ), 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)

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