SLEA Receives Neighborhood Grant from Autism Speaks!

SLEA is honored to be in this group of recipients.

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism and science advocacy organization, has awarded more than $700,000 to 141 local organizations through its Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants programs. Projects funded by all three grants will expand existing programs to serve more individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and create new programs that demonstrate innovation in providing services to improve and enrich the lives of individuals with autism.

“We are excited to support these extraordinary recipients through our Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants, and were impressed by the proposals from applicants who continue to create unique and resourceful programs,” said Lisa Goring, vice president of Family Services at Autism Speaks. “These programs are broadening the field of services across the country and benefiting individuals with autism in their own neighborhoods.”

Autism Speaks’ Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants were made available to eligible service providers and organizations that serve the autism community. The grants are designed to promote and increase the field of local service providers to improve the lives of those affected by autism. Grant recipients were selected based on recommendations from each Autism Speaks Chapter and local Autism Speaks volunteers.

SLEA will use the funds to develop a Parent Training Program.

Thank you to everyone at SLEA for making us the type of organization that is nationally recognized!