NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Drive for Autism Foundation's annual golf event -- 'Drive for Autism XVI' -- has raised $35,000, bringing the total generated and distributed by the Foundation since 2002 to more than $700,000.

Previous beneficiaries of grants have been Morris Union Jointure Commission (New Providence), Union County Educational Services Foundation/Crossroads School (Westfield), Educational Partnership for Instructing Children, Paramus, Eden II/Genesis Programs (Staten Island), Spectrum360 formerly The Children’s Institute (Verona), and Seton Foundation for Learning, Mother Francesca Elementary School (Staten Island), Young Life, Greater Summit area and the New Providence School District.

Grant recipients use the donations 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, iPads, video projectors and educational toys and games

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'Drive for Autism XVII' is scheduled for September 17, 2018, at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough.  

Based in New Providence, The Drive for Autism Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, was created for the sole purpose of raising and distributing funds for educational facilities specializing in individuals with autism. For more information, contact driveforautism@comcast.net or visit driveforautism.org.