July 1 deadline for Steps of Hope Support Grant apps
In April, AuSM awarded five 2014 Minnesota Autism Conference registrations to applicants through the Steps of Hope Support Grant program. Maarie Gayther, a conference grant winner, was a very happy recipient. "I want to thank you very much for giving me this 2014 Steps of Hope Support Grant so that I could attend the annual Minnesota Autism Conference this year," Gayther said. "With the sudden and unexpected loss of my job, by receiving this grant, I was able to go again. The keynote speakers talking about HOW people with ASD need to be taught to understand was very helpful as I have been working with my son's college teachers on this issue for years. This provided a lot of important backup for me to use when we ask for accommodations."
For the second opportunity for Steps of Hope Support Grants, AuSM is accepting applications for proposals that maximize collaboration and partnerships with other organizations supporting people with ASD. A Steps of Hope Support Grant must benefit children or adults with ASD who live in our membership area. Grant applications are due July 1. Click here to learn more and to access the grant application.