Education

Press Releases

Drive for Autism Foundation Donates $48,500 for Education/Social Services for Individuals with Autism

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Drive for Autism Foundation is pleased to announce the distribution of nine grants [$48,500 in total] 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 $625,000 to local school programs.  Applications for grants are taken throughout the fourth quarter, and the funds are distributed 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, NJ, Eden II/Genesis Programs (Staten Island, NY), Spectrum360 formerly The Children’s Institute (Verona) and Seton Foundation for Learning (Staten Island) and 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.

Sign Up for E-News

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.

The Drive for Autism XIV is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, 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, visit www.DriveForAutism.org or email driveforautism@comcast.net.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's passing."

In a second letter ...

The Missing Moses

A seemingly dubious distinction belongs to this week’s Parshah, Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20–30:10). It is the only reading in the Torah — from the first Parshah of the book of Exodus (in which he is born) until the end of the book of Numbers — where the name of Moses is not mentioned. Tetzaveh’s opening words are V’atah ...

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Boys Track and Field: Union Catholic's Patterson Wins Shot Put, Reilly Breaks School Record at Easterns

February 23, 2018

NEW YORK, NY -- Brandon Patterson won the shot put and Conor Reilly broke the school indoor record in the pole vault for the second time in less than a week to highlight action for the Union Catholic boys at Tuesday's 84th Eastern States Championships at the New Balance Track and Field Center.

Patterson, a senior who lives in Plainfield, unloaded a throw of 57-5 ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_248cea245b872fb9c722_resolve_house

Fri, February 23, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Carousel_image_cb76d129f430419a337a_sjhsfishfry

Fri, February 23, 5:00 PM

Catanzaro Dining Hall at Saint Joseph High School, Metuchen

Friday Night Lenten Fish Fry

Food & Drink

Carousel_image_627f6b0cb59cee1862e8_magnet_fundraising_auction_2018_flyer_0219

Fri, February 23, 6:30 PM

Union County Vocational Technical Schools, West Hall Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Union County Magnet High School Silent Auction

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink