Announcing the 2019 AAROC Inclusion Grants
AAROC is announcing a grant opportunity for organizations that wish to include a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), age birth to 18 years, in an inclusive extracurricular program or summer camp setting. In order to qualify, the program must be one designed for neurotypical children where the operating agency has a desire to provide necessary modifications and supports to enable a child with ASD to participate. The child with ASD may not be served in a separate setting within the program but rather must be integrated, with supports, alongside the typical children. Grant funds may not be used for camp registration/tuition and must be used for additional necessary supports for the individual child.
Funding will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come/first-serve basis. Maximum funding is limited to $2000 per child, and an application must be completed TOGETHER by the program and a parent/guardian of the child for each grant request. A program may request grant funding and complete an application for more than one child. Grant applications must be accompanied by documentation of an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis of the child named in the application. Acceptable documents must include either a team diagnostic report that includes a speech-language pathologist, psychologist, and physician, or all three (3) individual diagnostic evaluations confirming an ASD diagnosis by a speech-language pathologist, a psychologist, and a physician.
Because grants will be awarded on a first-come/first-serve basis, and because Inclusion Grant funds are limited, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that applicants submit completed applications by FAX or EMAIL
Grant forms can be downloaded at https://aaroc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Inclusion-grant-packet.pdf