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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.

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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.

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