Awards: Supporting Community Engagement
The Philadelphia Autism Project is proud to provide funding awards to individuals, family members, and organizations to begin and/or build upon their existing support groups. This ensures that there is a space where individuals and their family members can go to receive support, encouragement, advice, and a sense of community. Please see below for more information about past award recipients.
In 2017, the Philadelphia Autism Project announced the release of GRants for Autism Advocacy and Support (GRAAS). GRAAS funded the creation of self-advocacy and/or support groups in Philadelphia, as well as existing groups, in making them stronger or able to reach out to more people. The goal of GRAAS is to support individuals with autism and their families, including siblings, in starting or strengthening self-advocacy and/or peer support groups for individuals living in Philadelphia. To learn more, please visit our GRAAS funding page here.
The Philadelphia Autism Project and The ASERT Collaborative, Eastern Region, released seed money to address their goal of impacting underserved and underrepresented populations living with autism in Philadelphia by engaging individuals, groups, faith-based or grassroots organizations. Programs were funded throughout the city with activities that span a variety of areas including raising awareness, providing education and support, piloting modifications to a diagnostic screening tool, and a new program development within existing community organizations.