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Autism Cares Grant Appreciative Response

This is a response we received from a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who received an Autism Cares grant. 

The Autism Cares Grant help me to establish some independence and get back on my feet. I’ve been struggling as I try and navigate life on the autism spectrum.  For a while I was letting my struggles affect me in other areas of my life.  I was taking all of the negative things in my life out on other people.  The Autism Cares grant not only helped me pay my rent and give me a nice place to live for 4 months it is going to help me get other areas of my life up and going the way that they should be.  I’m very excited and appreciative of the Autism Cares grant and know that it will be put to good use. This will allow me time to get on my feet and try and find a good job for me.  I have Asperger’s Syndrome and I really want to become as independent as I can and it’s something I am working on doing. My parents were losing their house so I was going to be left without a place to stay.  The Autism Cares grant helped me help my parents save their house so not only myself but my entire family could keep a roof over their head as well.  I’m now able to pay my parents rent I owe them for 4 months thanks to the Autism Cares grant.  Thank you to everyone at Autism Speaks.

To learn more about our Autism Cares program, visit www.autismcares.org. For more information on transition and independence for young adults and adults with autism, check out our transition tool kit!http://www.autismspeaks.org/community/family_services/transition.php

  1. linda
    May 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    that is really great that ssomething like that is out there to help adults to be able to survive

  2. Lona Wood
    May 19, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    My son is 23 (almost 24) and has not been officially dx but I have always told the drs/ teachers/ educators that there was a disconnect between his ears, brain and mouth. He was “delayed” speech and language and never managed to finish school. We live in Burton/ Flint area of MI and trying to live on my SS. Where do we go for help?

  3. May 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I HAVE A SIX YEAR OLD AUTISTIC SON. I AM TRYING TO TAKE CLASSES ON LINE TO GET MY BACHELORS ON LINE. My QUESTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWED : ARE THERE ANY GRANTS OUT THERE TO HELP WITH MY SCHOOL AND HELP WITH HIM WHEN I AM ON LINE IN SCHOOL . Any suggestions?

  1. May 22, 2011 at 4:12 am
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