The following information was provided by the Doug Flutie Jr., Foundation for Autism:
The Doug Flutie Jr., Foundation for Autism (The Flutie Foundation), a leading non-profit in the Autism community, awarded over $639,000 to 67 leading non-profit organizations through the Autism Community Impact Grant. One of the organizations receiving a grant was the Association of Autism and Neurodiversity in Watertown, which received $10,000.
The Flutie Foundation recognized organizations located in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Central Florida who share a passion for helping those with autism live life to the fullest. The grant also puts an emphasis on supporting traditionally under-served, under-funded, culturally diverse communities. Funds from the grant will be used to support crucial resources, programming, and activities within the autism community.
“We are elated to award the Autism Community Impact Grant to these leading organizations to support and empower them to continue making a meaningful impact within the autism community,” says Doug Flutie, President and Co-founder of the Flutie Foundation. “Together, we strive to create a world where very individual with autism can live life to the fullest, embracing their unique strengths and potential.”
For more information about the Flutie Foundation visit https://www.flutiefoundation.org or to learn more about the Autism Community Impact Grant visit https://flutiefoundation.org/helping-communities/autism-community-impact-grant/.
About the Flutie Foundation
Former NFL Quarterback, Doug Flutie, and his wife Laurie started the Doug Flutie, Jr. Flutie Foundation for Autism in 1998 after their son, Dougie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Their personal experience of raising a son on the autism spectrum inspired them to help others on an equally long and challenging journey. Over its 25-year history, the Flutie Foundation has distributed over $25 million to schools and organizations who provide clinical therapies, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, job supports and more for people affected by autism. The Flutie Foundation also provides education technology tools, adaptive camp scholarships, safety equipment, and direct family support through its partnerships and special initiatives.