Through Steps of Hope Support Grants, the Autism Society of Minnesota awards thousands of dollars each year to proposals supporting individuals of all ages with autism. Grant applications have included requests for items such as iPads and other technology, specific therapies, a water filtration system, sensory room items, yoga start-up for children with autism, and fencing for a yard. Educators have applied for setting up sensory, technology or therapy rooms. These grants are made possible because of the generous donations AuSM receives at our annual Steps of Hope fundraising walk. The goal of AuSM grants is to stimulate creativity, encourage successful programming and expand opportunitites for individuals living with ASD for many years to come.
AuSM is very excited to announce that since 2003, 261 grants, exceeding $212,900, have been awarded to support projects in our community. Funding for individuals, families, schools and adult facilities include vital therapy options for people of all ages; social skills classes; support groups for individuals, parents and siblings; increased home security and emergency preparedness; employment training and much, much more. The Steps of Hope grants are an important facet supporting AuSM's mission of enhancing the lives of those living with autism.
AuSM is proud to announce the Steps of Hope 2013 Support Grant Winners.
|Maren Badger||iL's Focus Series||$1,000|
|Sensory Room for Autism Program||$800|
|Mary Schneider||Osseo Jr. High Connect Classrooms||$950|
Farm in the Dell of the Red River Valley
|Farm in the Dell Garden||$250|
Rice Elementary School
|Let's Have Fun for Students with Autism||$1,000|
Advocates for Developmental Disabilities of Steel County, Inc.
|Plan, Organize and Conquer Seminar||$600|
|Maria C. Thompson||Maria C. Thompson Lap Swim
Are you interested in applying for a Steps of Hope 2014 Support Grant?
More information will be available soon!